Focus on agriculture industry at fifth Agritec Africa 2018 in Kenya

Agri Kenya 17The fifth edition of Agritec Africa, an international exhibition and conference on agriculture industry was organised from 20-22 June 2018 at Kenyatta International Conference Centre (KICC) Nairobi, Kenya

Agritec Africa was organised by Ministry of Agriculture & Irrigation, Republic of Kenya, jointly with Radeecal Communications, India.

The Agriculture Trade Show in Kenya was inaugurated by Hamadi Iddi Boga, principal secretary at the Ministry of Agriculture & Irrigation. Various dignitaries like Mwangi Kiunjuri, cabinet secretary, Ministry of Agriculture & Irrigation, Dr Hadi Farajvand, ambassador, Embassy of Islamic Republic of Iran, Deillan Morteza, commercial counsellor, Embassy of Islamic Republic of Iran, Song Da Hee, first secretary, Embassy of Republic of Korea, Titus Kavisi Maluki, marketing officer, High Commission of Malaysia, Young Dae Kwon, ambassador, Embassy of Republic of Korea, Jong-Ho Kim, managing director, Korea Animal Health Products Association (KAHPA), Kim Tae Kyeong, deputy director, Korea Trade-Investment Promotion Agency (KOTRA) empowered the event as special guests.

Agritec Africa 2018 was open for the visitors for three days. The agriculture expo in Kenya witnessed more than 10,500 visitors from entire Africa as well as abroad. This dynamic exhibition on Agriculture Technology is designed for farmers, Agronomists, Biotechnologist, government employees and for everyone who is willing to take The Next Giant Leap in Agriculture. The major industry stakeholders from entire Kenya had visited the exhibition for the empowerment of the Agricultural Industry.

This year, the fifth edition of Dairy Livestock & Poultry Expo Africa 2018 was also organised as a concurrent event.

Agritec Africa Conference 2018

The 2018 Conference of Agritec Africa, based on the theme of “Transformation of Agriculture through Technology,” was organised on the first day of the exhibition. The conference had invited more than 250 high profile professionals based in academia, youth organisations, government associations, development practitioners, and progressive farmers.

The Conference was embarked with a special address by Shri C R Chaudhary, minister of the state of commerce and industry, government of India and an inaugural address by EGH Mwangi Kiunjuri, cabinet secretary at the Ministry of Agriculture. They introduced the current scenario of agriculture in the country to the wide audience, thus pressing against the need of such exhibitions and platforms in the industry.

More than 150 companies and more than 10,500 visitors from about 25 countries participated during the conference. Some of the participating countries include China, Egypt, France, Germany, India, Iran, Israel, Italy, Kenya, Netherlands, Turkey, UK, Japan, USA, Ireland, Indonesia, South Korea and Uganda.

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