Global Forum for Innovations in Agriculture (GFIA) - 2017
GFIA is the world’s largest showcase of sustainable agriculture innovations for increased profits and environmentally responsible farming practices. Unlike other major agriculture events, GFIA is uniquely committed to meeting the needs of both large and smallholder farmers by presenting the best available and emerging solutions with the potential to deliver higher yields without damaging our natural resources and climate. GFIA is not only a forum for key stakeholders to discuss policy, strategy and solutions for a food secure future, but a live marketplace for suppliers to meet thousands of farmers and procurement managers from government, food producers, agri businesses, NGOs and cooperatives.
- Event Type:
- Trade Show/Exhibition
- Mar. 20-21, 2017
- Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre
- Abu Dhabi , UAE
When the Global Forum for Innovations in Agriculture (GFIA) was launched in 2014 it leveraged partnerships with over 40 influential organisations, such as the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the UN, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, and the World Bank, that wanted a platform to show the world how technology gives us the only real chance of feeding nine billion people without destroying the environment.
Now in its fourth edition, GFIA is the world’s largest showcase of sustainable agriculture innovations for increased profits and environmentally responsible farming practices. Unlike other major agriculture events, GFIA is uniquely committed to meeting the needs of both large and smallholder farmers by presenting the best available and emerging solutions with the potential to deliver higher yields without damaging our natural resources and climate.
GFIA is not only a forum for key stakeholders to discuss policy, strategy and solutions for a food secure future, but a live marketplace for suppliers to meet thousands of farmers and procurement managers from government, food producers, agri businesses, NGOs and cooperatives.
Discover more than ever at our 2017 event in Abu Dhabi. From exhibitions and scientific displays to discussion forums and live demonstrations, we have challenged ourselves to offer something of interest to visitors right along the value chain.
Over 300 suppliers will showcase thousands of working products to help agriculture professionals right along the value chain.
MENA Food Production 2013
A free conference bringing together 200 stakeholders to debate solutions and developments across MENA agriculture. More
Open Innovations Theatre
50% of presentations slots are being reserved for start-ups ready to take the agtech world by storm. More
A space for companies wanting to rasie their profile and meet with potential investors and buyers who can scale their business.
Thought for Food
A 'Design Thinking Mash-Up Workshop' will give participants the insight and tools to design and promote innovative solutions for food security.
Giving a platform to universities and R&D institutes to showcase projects and partner with industry to take ideas from the lab to market.
30+ discussions will give small groups of 10 the chance to tackle business-critical topics.
Supported by ADFCA, this programme will host 100 of the region’s most successful food growers for one-to-one meetings.
Tours will give participants the opportunity to see innovations in action by visiting some of the best sustainable farming operations in the UAE.
Sustainable Date Palm Technology Centre
A showcase of solutions for crop protection, irrigation, post-harvest losses, soil management and cultivation. More.
Internet of Things Pavilion
A selection of some of the most exciting ICT and smart agri-tech solutions available on the market.
200 of the world’s best scientific minds will join a programme to develop strategies to expand sustainable agriculture initiatives across the world.
Animal & Protein Production Zone
A display of livestock will be joined by solutions in animal feed, disease management, reproduction, nutrition and new protein production.
Whether you want to increase yields, save water, improve soil health, produce your own renewable energy or simply increase your own personal food security, there are hundreds of solution providers exhibiting at GFIA 2017 with working products to help food producers across the animal production, aquaculture, crop production and horticulture industries. Find full event information within our event brochure here.
Key exhibition sectors:
Take your place in the NEW Animal & Protein Production Zone to meet thousands of farmers in Abu Dhabi
Do you want to meet thousands of buyers looking for the latest innovations in livestock technology?
Join us at the Global Forum for Innovations in Agriculture in Abu Dhabi, where the exhibition area hosting award-winning livestock is set to double in size for 2017 to incorporate solutions in animal feed, disease management, reproduction, nutrition and new protein production.
Expect to meet buyers from the largest livestock farms in the region including:
- National Aquaculture Group, Saudi Arabia
- Al Ain Dairy, UAE
- Al Safi Dairy, Saudi Arabia
- Emirates Modern Poultry Co. UAE
- Al Jazira Agriculture Company, Jordan
- Oman Fisheries Company, Oman
- Al’Safwah Dairy, Oman
- Sohar Poultry, Oman
- Al Marai Dairy Farm, Saudi Arabia
- Al Safi Danone, Saudi Arabia
- Al Watania Poultry, Saudi Arabia
- Al Rawdah, UAE
- Asmak, UAE
- Al Rawabi Dairy, UAE
- Al Muha Dairy, Qatar
- General Poultry Company, Bahrain
Innovations that buyers are looking for include: feed, genetic technologies, health and disease management, nutrition based additives, livestock for stud and pedigree purposes (animals can be displayed in pens onsite), tracking systems, farm management software, milking facilities, precision based solutions, new protein production.
Take your place in the NEW Sustainable Date Palm Technology Centre to meet owners of the largest dat
Do you want to meet buyers of date palm technology?
Following feedback from farmers and growers attending last year, the exhibition at GFIA 2017 will host a NEW Sustainable Date Palm Technology Centre. The Centre will provide a dedicated showcase of solutions that are integral to this area of business and will be supported by a major program of conference content and innovation presentations.
Innovations that buyers are looking for include: crop protection, irrigation and water management, post-harvest losses prevention, biotechnology based solutions, pest and disease management, soil management, cultivation and much more.
GFIA will be visitied by thousands of growers and contractors from across the Gulf Cooperation Council as well as North Africa where this is a primary crop that generates US$100s of millions in GDP. Owners of the largest platations in the region will be invited to attend GFIA as hosted guests of the Abu Dhabi government under GFIA’s Hosted Farmers Programme with flights and accommodation paid for.
Under this initiative we can assure exhibitors that they will be able to engage meaningfully with the most important growers, contractors, distributors and resellers in order to generate new business and revenue sstreams.