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Technology is being touted as the enabler of a new era of African agricultural prosperity

COVID-19 is putting pressure on the agricultural industry to accelerate the implementation and adoption of new agtech innovations for food production so that we can produce more and do it with less.

This is creating opportunities for tech companies and investors to tap into a potentially lucrative market.

The African Agri Council is hosting a free to attend virtual event on the afternoon of Tuesday 26 May 14:00-16:30 SAST titled ‘The Crucial Role of Agtech’ bringing together agtech leaders to provide expert insights in keynote presentations, panel discussions and roundtable meetings on the opportunities for agtech solutions and adapting to the Covid-19 economy.

The plenary session is chaired by the Chief Editor of Agfunder News, Louisa Burwood-Taylor (USA) and will address how agtechs are harvesting opportunities in the crisis. Keynote speakers in this session are Mark Kahn, Co-Founder, from Omnivore in India, Anita Woods, VP Product from WeFarm, UK and Tatiana Mata, Founder & Managing Director, ELIM Group Mozambique.

A high level discussion titled ‘Agrifood-Tech Investing’ will follow the plenary session with a key group of funders and investors talking about trends, the capital they have available and their investing criteria. The participating investors and funders include:

David Maina, Executive Director, AlphaMundi Group, Kenya

Roger Frank, Managing Director, Innovare Advisors, USA

Benjamin Schmerler, Managing Director, SUNU Capital, Kenya

Gerhard Visagie, Executive Director, AgVentures, South Africa

Sarah Ngamau, Managing Director, Creadev, Kenya

Brian Frimpong, Managing Partner, Zebu Investment Partners, Ghana

This gathering of agtech innovators and investors is a great opportunity for attendees to

  • share knowledge on latest agtech developments and opportunities

  • meet face to face with investors and innovators

  • network with potential new clients and partners

  • start new business relationships.

We expect around 300 attendees from across the agri-food sector, specifically stakeholders from:

  • AgTech Businesses

  • AgTech Entrepreneurs

  • Innovators and Technology Disruptors

  • Fintech Providers

  • IOT companies

  • AgTech Funders and Investors

  • Technology Service Providers

  • Food Producers

  • Food Processors

  • Agribusinesses

  • Project Owners and Developers

  • Consultants and Advisors

  • Government Policy Makers Associations

About the African Agri Council’s Spotlight Series

We have introduced a series of ‘free to attend’ half-day events, presented in a virtual format, providing high level plenary sessions with international speakers, parallel sessions (round tables and panel discussions), superb one-on-one automated networking and interactive exhibition booths.

About the African Agri Council


The African Agri Council (AAC) is a pan-African institution that promotes the development of sustainable African food and agriculture.

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