Agri invasion expected in Chisamba in Zambia when thousands visit the Agritech Expo from Friday

Agritech Expo
Agritech Expo

Agri minister Simuusa and Vice President Scott to attend 

The launch of the Agritech Expo is expected to attract some 8000 agri-professionals at GART in Chisamba, Zambia from 4-5 April. It is the country’s first full-scale, live agriculture event, offering everything from a conference, technical workshops, live crop trials to first-hand demonstrations of the latest in large scale agricultural machinery.

More than 60 exhibitors will display the latest technology in farming and post-harvest equipment as well as products and services ranging from seeds, through fertilizers, crop protection products, and irrigation.

Zambia’s Vice President Dr Guy Scott and the new Zambian Minister for Agriculture and Livestock, the Honourable Minister Wilbur Simuusa, will both attend and speak atAgritech Expo.

“Farmers can get their hands dirty”
The Zambian National Farmers’ Union (ZNFU) is a key founding partner in the Agritech Expo. Says ZNFU Executive Director, Mr Ndambo Ndambo: “we are confident that the Agritech Expo will be able to ignite interest to the members of the Union and the entire agricultural sector to take advantage of the variety of technologies to choose from to make their farming businesses a success. It could not have come at a better time.”

“We are ready to present Zambia with a full-scale, live agriculture event” says Agritech Expo director Liam Becket, “it will be a practical show where visitors will be able to get their hands dirty and be able to experience what is on offer. “

Workshops for emerging farmers
Another key partner in the event, the USAID’s Southern African Trade Hub, will present free workshops designed particularly for small holders and emerging commercial farmers, to provide them with the basic information and context to better understand the technologies that are on display and available.

The global agri giant AGCO is the exclusive diamond sponsor for Agritech Expo while Stanbic Bank is a platinum sponsor.  Other sponsors include:  AFGRI, Action Auto, SARO, John Deere, BASF, Seed-Co, EFE, Du Pont-Pioneer, Valtra, K2, Kempston, Monsanto, Greenbelt, HarvestPlus, Lindsay, Zamseed, NWK and Rovic Leers.

The expo is free to attend for all agricultural professionals who pre-register, or arrive with an event ticket.

Event dates and location:
Expo:  4-5 April 2014
Conference:  4 April 2014
Location:  GART Research Centre, Chisamba, Zambia

Agritech Expo is organised by leading Cape Town-based trade exhibition and conference organiser, Spintelligent Pty.

Communications manager:  Annemarie Roodbol
Telephone:  +27 21 700 3558
mobile:  +27 82 562 7844