ZAMBIA is to attend the Africa Business Group (ABG) conference on Smart Agriculture-GeoAgri in South Africa on August 19.
The Smart Agriculture-GeoAgri is part of the geospatial conferences organized by the Geospatial Media and Communications to enhance agriculture on the continent.
A day-long programme has been designed and dedicated exclusively to Smart Agriculture-GeoAgri under the theme ‘‘Harnessing the potential of geospatial for sustainable agriculture in Africa’’.
The conference would focus on identifying, promoting, and supporting the use of geospatial technologies for sustainable agriculture practices in the Africa region.
According to a Pres statement, a galaxy of agriculture and technology experts drawn from the various regions, technology users, research and development agencies will be in attendance.
Others attending the conference are policy-makers and farmers who will discuss the latest developments in the field and recommend adoption based on regional requirements.
It is the largest geospatial conference in the Africa region, which aims to bring together all the stakeholders comprising of geospatial technology users, technology providers, and policy-makers from across the Africa region.
Countries attending the conference are Zambia, Zimbabwe, South Africa, Nigeria and Congo DRC among others.
“The conference is targeting ministries and departments of agriculture from different countries, agricultural research agencies, multilateral agencies, industry players, agricultural associations and unions, agricultural universities and colleges,
“The conference will highlight the increasing use of agriculture machinery and automization for agriculture and leveraging the region’s enormous potential for increasing production in sustainable and environmentally friendly ways,” it says
The organizers, Geospatial Media and Communications, are an economic development company which aims at business development in Africa.
It focuses on project development and implementation in a number of key sectors to the African economy including tourism, agriculture, renewable energy, manufacturing and natural resource management.