Agritech Expo Zambia 2017
Agritech Expo Zambia is a business-to-business platform for agricultural professionals, from small-scale farmers to commercial enterprises, to engage and conduct business with some of the world’s leading suppliers to the agricultural industry. From live crop trials and machinery demonstrations to technical and practical workshops for emerging farmers and VIP business lounges for commercial players, Agritech Expo is simply the only business event servicing the needs of the entire agri-value chain in Zambia and its neighbouring countries.
- Event Type:
- Apr. 27-29, 2017
- GART Research Centre
- Chisamba , Zambia
The third edition of Agritech Expo Zambia took place from 14-16 April 2016 at the GART Research Centre in Chisamba. The event drew more than 17 500 visitors, over 165 local and international exhibitors. 3000 plus VIP and Commercial Farmers and 120 members of the press.
This included the Zambian President, H.E Mr Edgar Lungu, the Zambian and Czech Ministers of agriculture and numerous other dignitaries and agri experts.
Agritech Expo Zambia offers visitors a unique opportunity to meet some of the world's leading agricultural companies, network with agricultural professionals as well as government and union officials, gain take-home knowledge and skills from the free-to-attend technical workshops, and make informed decision on new products and farm supplies by comparing them side by side in one location.
The machinery demonstrations are always an exciting attraction at Agritech Expo Zambia and is a great display of versatility and capability by leading machinery suppliers.
The Construction Park is a welcomed addition to Agritech Expo Zambia and offers visitors a selection of quality construction equipment to suit their agricultural needs.
4x4 Test Track
The exciting and challenging 4x4 Test Track gives visitors the opportunity to test their skills or simply be driven around the track and experience the capability and manoeuvrability of high-end utility vehicles.
Visitors are able to view the yields of seeds planted in 2015 from a variety of seed producers and respective agro chemicals companies. For the first time in Africa, a centre pivot display was featured at the 2016 show with an additional 6 crop trials.
The Energy Park was introduced in 2016 and offers innovative ways to get off the grid amidst the power crisis unfolding in the region.
Agritech has become an internationally acclaimed event, boasting over 34 countries being represented onsite. The upcoming show will see international pavilions being created from countries such as Germany, France, UK & Zimbabwe. This will give attendees the opportunity to view and discuss products from outside their local market.
Visitors are treated to impressive sprayer demonstrations by leading industry suppliers such as John Deere, Massey Fergusson, SARO and South House. This is the ideal opportunity to learn about the features and specifications accross a variey of options.
The indoor expo showcases a variety of local and international agri suppliers looking to expand their footprint in sub-Saharan Africa.
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.
The Livestock Zone incorporates various breeders who display their livestock services, species of livestock including goats, cows and sheep, as well as animal feeds and veterinary services.
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. This will give commercial farming professionals the ability to see the different growth rates of various crops under centre pivot irrigation, which is an integral part of their farming practice and methods.
Interactive training workshops
The technical workshops are presented by industry experts and focus on modernising small-scale farmers. These workshops provide access to market information and innovations from the latest financial loan models to new agri solutions.
Commercial farmers workshops
The commercial farmers workshops focus on innovative solutions and initiatives to increase productivity under challenging market conditions.
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.
VIP Business Lounge
This exclusive area of the event is specifically geared for VIP farmers, government officials, policy makers and media officials to network and conduct meetings, directly with suppliers to the market and vendor companies.
Aquaculture is a growing market in Sub-Saharan Africa and Agritech Expo 2017, will be showcasing the regions’ most prominent players in this field and will give the farming professionals attending the opportunity to learn more about this lucrative market and to explore new ways, in which to incorporate this practice into their farming operations.
Mowing and baling demonstrations
For the first time, Agritech 2017 will be showcasing live mowing and baling demonstrations. This new demo area is focusing on quality mechanisation for mowing and baling purposes and will give farming professionals the opportunity to view this equipment in action
The all-new Agroprocessing Zone will give farming professionals the opportunity to network with agroporcessing companies and engage with them, on what they require from the market and what new products are being produced in the region. This also gives the agroprocessing companies the opportunity to connect with faring professionals in order to secure their produce for processing.
- Advisors Agents
- Associations / Trade Bodies
- Dealers / Distributors / Importers
- Farm Owners / Farm Managers
- Regional Buyers
- Farmers – Commercial, emerging and small scale
- Procurement Directors
- Key officials from Ministry of Agriculture & Zambian government
- Enhance your brand image to leading Zambian and regional agricultural buyers.
- Generate direct sales with new business prospects.
- Showcase your products alongside your competitors and demonstrate your market-leading qualities
- Launch new products to a captive targeted audience.
- Find new distributors and discuss potential investment opportunities.
- Meet new clients and spend time nurturing your existing relationships.
Agritech Expo Zambia is completely FREE TO ATTEND for all visitors. All you need to do is register your visitor pass online.
- Commercial Farmers Focus Day
- Thursday 27 April 2017 - 09:00-17:00
- Open to all agricultural professionals
- Friday 28 April 2017 - 09:00-17:00
- Saturday 29 April 2017 - 09:00-13:00
If you are visiting Agritech Expo Zambia from abroad, be sure to check the Visa requirements when making your travel arrangements.
Education is one of the most powerful instruments for reducing poverty and inequality and lays a foundation for sustained economic growth. With this in mind, the Agritech Outreach Programme was launched in 2015 and has committed to improving the learning environment for the learners at Golden Valley Basic located adjacent to where we host the Agritech Expo Zambia.
The self-sufficient farming school takes care of 600+ pupils between the ages of 7 and 14 with 17 teachers.
Together with the assistance of numerous event sponsors, the Outreach Programme was able to complete the first phase of the project that aimed to improve the safety and aesthetics of the existing school buildings, this included replacing windows and doors, repairing rooves, paint the school building and repairs to various sections of the structures.
The second phase included an upgrade of ablution facilities, installation of electric wiring, redoing the football pitch and assisting with the 2016 harvest by supplying seeds, agro-chemicals and the mechanical planting of maize on the school farm.
At present we are working on completing the plumbing works that includes: installation of plumbing accessories, garden taps and GI pipes.