Agri-tech: How Can Technology Transform Africa's Agriculture?

Tuesday 8 October
13:15 - 14:15

Africa’s agriculture sector has been estimated to be a $1tr investment opportunity. Yet while the continent is home to more than half of the world’s uncultivated arable land, African economies spend $35bn a year on food imports. This is expected to rise to $110bn by 2025, amid falling government expenditure, and spiking hunger and malnutrition.

This Seminar will examine why Africa’s agriculture sector continues to underperform, and explore actionable solutions to the continent’s growing food insecurity.

Key topics include:

  • How can technology transform Africa’s agriculture?

  • What is needed to kickstart private investment into the industry?

  • Are government’s failing the agriculture sector?

 

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