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Wednesday, February 28 • 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Technology & Agribusiness: Why The Future Of Farming Is Not Farming FULL

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The real future of farming isn’t growing plants or animals; it’s growing businesses. When we talk of farming or agriculture, what comes to mind of is the actual process of cultivating the soil to plant a crop. But for Africa to maximize the potential of agriculture and tap into the immense profit that comes from it, the focus has to shift from agriculture to agribusiness – exploring the entire agro value chain- and this is where technology comes in.
From driverless tractors and robotic pickers to technologies that preserve fresh produce 5x longer, we are obsessed with using technology to solve the challenges in our food system. As much as technology is important in agriculture, it is really just a small part of the solution needed to make the best of it. Farmers who invest beyond the crop create benefits that all of us get to enjoy.  Technology & Agribusiness: Why The Future Of Farming Is Not Farming will explore how African  farmers should think beyond cultivating crops and look into the entire agribusiness chain.

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Usman Ali Lawan

Usman Ali Lawan is the founder and CEO of USAIFA International Limited, a sustainable farming venture that practice zero waste agriculture through vertical integration while providing job and training opportunities for the rural community.The farm helps to train and mentor rural farmers... Read More →
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Africanfarmer Mogaji

Widely described by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) as a ‘Champion for Change’ in the Nigerian agriculture sector, Africanfarmer Mogaji is the CEO of X-Ray Farms Consulting, Founder of Agribusiness Empowerment Initiative (NGO) and Co-Founder / former... Read More →

Wednesday February 28, 2018 1:30pm - 2:30pm WAT
Floor 2