Farm-Tech Expo Kenya kicks off in September


By Liezl Vercueil | 20 June 2018
expo
Photo: Farmtech-expo-kenya.com

September will see key stakeholders, retailers, agents, service providers from across the agricultural value chain, and farmers, gather in Naivasha in Kenya for the inaugural Farm-Tech Expo.

Farm-Tech Expo Kenya will take place on 12 and 13 September at host partner Kenya Agricultural & Livestock Organisation’s (KALRO) facilities in Naivasha and aims to provide a unique outdoor and interactive buying platform for all agriculture professionals, from live crop trials and machinery demonstrations to free-to-attend training workshops.

“In Farm-Tech Expo Kenya you have a winning team with a winning formula and we can’t wait to show the agri sector in Kenya what we managed to achieve with Agritech Expo Zambia during the last 5 years” says Dominique de Lauwere, event director. “We will have the same winning combination of technology, learning and networking at Farm-Tech Expo Kenya – this has been the key to the success of Agritech Expo Zambia and helped it become a firm favourite on the regional agri calendar,” she adds.

Several of the Zambian event’s partners are also participating in Kenya, including CASE, Toyota, John Deere, SAME, BASF, Chief Industries, Lindsay Africa, FarmCo, Mascor, Massey Ferguson, QBS, E.A.Seed, Trimble and Yara. Currently, Poland has confirmed its country pavilion, with China engaged in preparations for the same.

“Kenya is a regional hub for East Africa and is therefore strategically very important for the region,” says Ian Allen, General Manager for Agri Mechanisation Department at CASE and Toyota Tsusho East Africa Ltd. (TTEA), gold sponsors at the inaugural Farm-Tech Expo Kenya.

“Food production is one of the major pillars identified, which the government will focus on in the next 5 years. A highlight for us in the last 12 months is the big breakthrough we made into the very competitive sugar belt sector. We also had continuous penetration into the high HP and harvesting sectors. We are also in the process of expanding our network to Nakuru which is located in the heart of the agricultural region in the country,” he adds.

Dates and details

12 September 2018:               09:00 – 17:00
13 September 2018:               09:00 – 17:00
Location:                                    Kenya Agricultural and Livestock Research Organization (KALRO), Naivasha, Kenya
Website:                                      http://www.farmtech-expo-kenya.com
Twitter:                                        https://twitter.com/FarmTechExpo
Facebook:                                   https://www.facebook.com/FarmtechExpo/

  • Farm-Tech Expo Kenya is organised by Spintelligent, a Cape Town-based exhibition and conference producer across the continent in the infrastructure, real estate, energy, mining, agriculture and education sectors. Other  events by Spintelligent include African Utility Week, Future Energy East Africa, Future Energy Nigeria, Agritech Expo Zambia, Kenya Mining Forum, Nigeria Mining Week and DRC Mining Week. Spintelligent is part of the UK-based Clarion Events Group.