Chisamba, Zambia, February 01, 2019 --(PR.com
)-- “Agritech Expo Zambia 2019 promises more agro technology and innovation advancements as the event continues to unveil the future for our agriculture,” says Mr Jervis Zimba, President of the Zambia National Farmers’ Union (ZNFU), the owners of the event that returns to Chisamba from 11-13 April 2019.
The success story as the largest agricultural showcase that is Agritech Expo Zambia is a great source of pride for the ZNFU. Last year the event featured several international pavilions again and a VIP attendance that included three cabinet ministers and the Zambian President Edgar Lungu who visited the event for the fourth year in a row.
Mr Zimba says the huge success of last year’s Agritech Expo in the face of numerous challenges, including the economic crunch and cholera and FMD outbreaks in the area, “showed that the organisers, the local partners and the government always manage to work together and towards excellence and year after year deliver an outstanding product that has proven to be valuable and indeed unmissable for regional farmers of all scales, exhibitors and sponsors alike.”
This year the event at GART is expected to bring more than 20,000 visitors, over 220 local and international exhibitors, including international pavilions from Germany, Italy, UK and Zimbabwe to name a few, with 3500 VIP and large scale farmers and 150 members of the media. Agritech Expo Zambia is free to attend for all visitors that pre-register.
Agritech Expo Zambia will feature the following 16 industry featured zones:
- Livestock Zone
- Live Crop Trials
- Maachinery & Equipment Demos
- Construction Park
- 4X4 Test Track
- Energy Park
The Energy Park was introduced in 2016 and offers innovative ways to get off the grid amidst the power crisis unfolding in the region.
- International Pavilions
Agritech has become an internationally acclaimed event, boasting over 39 countries being represented on site year on year. In 2019, Agritech Expo expects to feature more than 5 international country pavilions.
- Indoor Expo Tent
The indoor expo showcases a variety of local and international agri suppliers looking to expand their footprint in sub-Saharan Africa.
- Irrigation Zone
The Irrigation Zone displayed a variety of irrigation systems and farming solutions, including centre pivot displays for commercial and small-scale farmers from leading industry suppliers.
- Centre Pivot Display
Agritech Expo Zambia is the first agri focused event in Africa to showcase a live centre pivot as part of the show.
- Agriteach Training Workshops
The technical workshops are presented by industry experts and focus on modernising small-scale farmers.
- VIP Large Scale Farmers Agenda
Presenting commodity trade roundtable discussions, business matchmaking, networking function to link agribusinesses together.
- SME Zone
The SME Zone is a cost-effective designed area for local based companies to participate in the event and to engage with farming professionals, without having to create a large display area
- Business Zone
A variety of dedicated companies offering a wide range of farming services, consultancies, equipment & technology, farming research and industry institutions as well as associations will be represented.
- Aquaculture Showcase
Aquaculture is a growing market in Sub-Saharan Africa and Agritech Expo Zambia 2019 will showcase the region’s most prominent players in this field.
- Nethouse Showcase
Visitors can make their way to the Amiran stand where the team has constructed one of their unique nethouses.
New features for 2019:
- Livestock Demos & Workshops
Practical demos giving farmers a first-hand experience on how to best care for their livestock.
- Live Planting Demos
These demos provide the opportunity for seed companies to practically provide a live training demo to feature the best way to plant seeds with the right mix of agrochemicals and technology to attain solid yields.
- More Agriteach Workshop Zones
AgriTEACH workshops will give farmers the opportunity to attend multiple workshop sessions taking place across five different industry themes.
As in previous years, Agritech Expo enjoys extensive support from the agri industry with well-known suppliers Zamseed and SARO already confirmed as returning gold sponsors.
Multi-award winning Agritech Expo
Last year Agritech Expo Zambia won its third AAXO ROAR award for Best Africa Bound Trade & Consumer Exhibition in the 12000+ sqm category at the AAXO ROAR Organiser and Exhibitor Awards in Johannesburg which honour excellence in the exhibition and events industry on the continent.
The expo has an outreach programme at the local Golden Valley Basic School, where, with the assistance of numerous event sponsors, it is assisting the school with much needed infrastructure upgrades, equipment supplies and management of the school’s farm.
Agritech Expo Zambia 2019:
Farmers Preview Day
Thursday 11 April 2019 | 09:00 - 17:00
Open to all agricultural professionals
Friday 12 April 2019 | 09:00 - 17:00
Saturday 13 April 2019 | 09:00 - 15:00
Location: Gart Research Centre, Chisamba, Zambia