Urban Agri Africa 2018 Summit will showcase latest trends in agriculture
The 2nd Urban Agri Africa 2018 Summit will be held on September 25 – 26 at the Sunnyside Park Hotel in Johannesburg, South Africa. With the agriculture sector at the centre of persistent discussions and debate around transformation and economic empowerment, this 2nd Urban Agri Africa 2018 Summit is not only timely, but highly relevant.
Organized by Magenta Global, the two-day Conference includes a dynamic offering of engaging presentations and panel discussions. It will bring together all agriculture stakeholders – from policy makers, trade and investment promotion agencies, farmers (both smallholders and commercial farmers), credit and agri-financiers, agri start-ups, and system integrators under one roof to learn, share and implement the latest developments and opportunities presented by vertical farming, urban greenhouses, green roofs and controlled environment agriculture.
New trends, opportunities and technologies will be showcased, once again providing the perfect platform for extraordinary networking opportunities for all Summit participants.
With rising issues on climate change (floods and droughts), rapidly-growing city populations and insect infestation becoming an increasing trend affecting crop production across Africa, there is an urgent need to explore alternative sustainable farming to ensure food security.
Into its second year, the Urban Agri Africa 2018 will look at general trends, barriers and investments into Vertical Farming, Green Houses and Controlled Environment Agriculture (CEA) Technology. This year’s event will also take a peek into other forms of Urban Farming such as Alternate Protein Farming and Vertical Aquaponics Farming to Cultivating Algae, Prawns and Mussels and how Urban Farming is making agriculture more attractive to young farmers and agripreneurs and creating decent employment opportunities.