Ripe for disruption: exploring the tech revolution in African agriculture
Date & Time:
5th Nov 2019
1:00pm TueAdd to calendar
House of St Barnabas, LondonView on maps
From blockchain and AI to drones and vertical farms, new technologies promise to revolutionise agriculture and agribusiness in Africa. However, do the bells and whistles of the latest tech innovation mean we risk neglecting baseline technologies that can deliver the greatest impact on the ground in Africa? In this first event of the series, we explore the challenges and opportunities of scaling up disruptive agricultural technologies across the continent and whether or not they really warrant the hype.
Key discussion points:
- Challenges and opportunities in applying and scaling up new technologies in agriculture
- Low-tech, high-impact technologies improving yields across Africa
- Building research capacity for resilient agriculture systems on the continent
This is Event 1 in ‘The Future of Agriculture in Africa’ campaign, a series of three events exploring the challenges and opportunities defining agriculture and agribusiness in Africa today, as well as those that will come to shape it in the future.
We’ll be tackling a range of issues including disruptive on and off-farm technologies, multi-disciplinary collaboration, job creation with off-farm tech innovation and opportunities in agricultural financing.
In person and live-streamed to out global online community, join us as we spotlight the latest scientific, technological and commercial innovation happening in and for Africa, and the people and organisations making it happen.
With insights canvassed from across Africa and around the world, we will identify a number of key recommendations that will be published after each event.