Africa Agri Tech sets the stage for agriculture in 2020 and beyond with a three-day conference and workshop programme featuring trends, technologies, products and solutions that will revolutionise agricultural business practices going forward. Announcing the Landbouweekblad conference as the headline opening conference, Chris Burgess, editor-in-chief of Landbouweekblad said:
“We are excited to partner with this ground-breaking event that can only further accelerate this process by showcasing the best that science and technology has to offer farmers”.
“Globally, agriculture is undergoing massive and rapid transformation brought about by new technologies. In order to thrive, African agriculture needs to be at the forefront of this rapid change. In this regard the continent is blessed to have South African commercial farmers, who are some of the earliest adopters of technology anywhere in the world,” says Burgess.
The Africa Agri Tech event is set to take place from 18 – 20 February 2020 at the Sun Arena and Maslow Hotel, Time Square, Menlyn Maine and provides the agricultural sector with an overview of the latest trends and technology that will impact the sector in 2020 and beyond.Big data and analytics are set to play a pivotal role in how the agricultural value chain is optimised in the future.
Farmers will have to develop the competencies required to tackle increasingly complex technologies such as blockchain, artificial intelligence and analytics in order to stay ahead of the booming technology curve and ensure that they select the most relevant innovations and technologies to maximise their operations.
The adjacent Sun Arena will feature technology displays, exhibitors, and Tech Try-Out zones that allow for hands-on demonstrations. The City of Tshwane will host the first technology focused event for the agricultural sector in 2020.
More information about Africa Agri Tech is available at www.africa-agri.co.za