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6th Commercial Farm Africa reinforces Modern Technology's role in Transforming Africa's Agriculture

2018-08-28 16:00

Amid rising global food demand, CMT's 6th Commercial Farm Africa on 16-17 October, 2018 in Marrakesh, Morocco sets out to discuss ways to transform Africa's vast and unused land resources into commercial agriculture - using better farming techniques, quality seeds and modern technologies.

MARRAKESH, Morocco, Aug. 28, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Global agribusiness companies, agritech providers, investors as well as commercial farming consultants will head to Marrakesh for a much needed exchange on 'Modernizing Africa's Agriculture & strengthening the value chain'. Summit day one features a presentation by LMC International on - 'What will be the Role of African Agriculture in Satisfying Future Global Crop Demand?'.

Morocco has around 9 million hectares of forested areas and 8.1 million hectares of arable land for agriculture -- that provides ample opportunities for agribusiness development. Agency for Agricultural Development of Morocco (ADA) provides latest update on 'The Green Morocco Plan, Morocco's National Strategy for Agriculture' and investor - Tierras de Marruecos shares insights on 'Commercial Olive Farm Investment in Morocco'.

Groupe KKO International updates on how it is 'Modernizing Cocoa Production in Cote D'Ivoire' while Horizon Investment Group spells out the opportunities and challenges of 'Developing a Modern Commercial Farm in Ethiopia'. In addition, Divine Masters talks about its 'Soya Beans and Grains Cultivation & Value Addition in Uganda' while Zampalm presents a session on 'Developing an Oil Palm Plantation & Downstream Processing Facilities in Zambia'.

Corporate Sponsors SGS Precision Farming Services and New Holland Agriculture will be sharing on the modern agri technologies in their respective sessions on 'How Technology Platforms Enable Precision Farming among Small Scale Farmers across Africa' and 'How to Increase the Yield for Cereals from Land Preparation to Harvesting'.

Organized by Centre for Management Technology (CMT), the program also includes sessions on:

  • Inclusive Agricultural Transformation Partnership - Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa
  • Investing in Sugar Value Chain in Nigeria - Flour Mills of Nigeria

A site visit to Domaine Tizgui - a 120 ha citrus farm located 10 km from Marrakesh concludes the summit on 17 October.

Visit event website or contact Ms. Grace Oh - grace@cmtsp.com.sg or call +65 63469147 for more information.

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Source: Centre for Management Technology
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