Urban Agri Summit 2017 will probe these important topics

  • Meeting the Food Security Challenge: Case Study the City of Johannesburg
  • Challenges in Financing for Urban Agriculture: Structuring Affordable Low-Risk Finance
  • Market Opportunities for Urban Agriculture in the Western Cape
  • Pioneering Lessons from One of South Africa’s First Commercial Vertical Hydroponics Farms (System Development, Project Feasibility, Markets and Marketing Indoors Farming)
  • CASE STUDY: Dube AgriZone Largest Climate-Controlled Glass-Covered Growing Area in Africa
  • Nigeria’s First Urban Farm: Planning for Success
  • Financing Models to Consider for the African Landscape
  • Youth Mobilisation in Urban Farming
  • PANEL DISCUSSION: Key Drivers in Agritech Investment for Indoor Farming
  • Plants Use Light to Switch Genes On and Off: Using these Switches to Grow Plants Indoors – Economically
  • Controlled Release Fertilizers (CRF): Vertical Integration of Plant Nutrients in an Urban Environment
  • Incorporating Urban Agriculture in City Development Plans Focus on Africa
  • Identifying and Implementing Energy Opportunities in the Agriculture Value Chains
  • “Africa needs its own version of the Vertical Farm to feed growing cities” – What is the Best Model for Africa?
  • Insect Farming and Commercial Nutrients
Urban Agri Summit 2017 is your platform to learn and share ideas on how to revolutionize agriculture and bring the industry into the technology-enabled future

Speakers at the 2017 Summit Include:

  • Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry & Fisheries, South Africa
  • Lebogang Maile, MEC, Gauteng Department of Economic, Environment, Agriculture and Rural Development, South Africa
  • Aliyu Abdulhameed, Managing Director & CEO, Nigerian Incentive-Based Risk Sharing System for Agriculture Lending (NIRSAL), Nigeria
  • Jana Jordaan, Sustainable Agriculture Analyst, GreenCape, South Africa
  • Esther Ndumi Ngumbi, PhD, Research Fellow, Department of Entomology and Plant Pathology, Auburn University, USA
  • Prof Michael Rudolph, Director, Siyakhana Multipurpose Cooperative, South Africa
  • Nicole Oldacre, Regional Secretariat Manager, Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Partnership (REEEP), South Africa
  • Angel Adelaja, CEO, Fresh Direct, Nigeria
  • Senior Executive, Bosman van Zaal / Renlyn Agritech, Netherlands (confirming)
  • Mlibo Bantwini, Executive Officer, Dube TradePort, South Africa
  • Stephane Razzon, Operations Assistant Manager, Association for Vertical Farming (AVF), Israel
  • Jeremy Rich, Managing Director, Aqua Vegetables, South Africa
  • Michael Koch, Marketing Agronomist, Haifa Group
  • Richard Lomax, Managing Director, Ledzshine
  • Thato Moagi, Director, LeGae La Banareng Farms
  • Shobhita Soor, Co-Founder & CIO and President (Ghana), Aspire
  • and more...
  • To find out about speaking opportunities, please email us at marketing2@magenta-global.com.sg.


      Global vertical farming market by hardware type $m (2013-2023)

      Source: P & S Market Research

      The Summit will feature a gathering of government officials, agri project developers, investors & growers sharing their insights and experience in vertical farming, greenhouses and controlled environment agriculture. This is an excellent opportunity for you and your company to showcase your thought leadership and solutions to leading players in the region. Email marketing2@magenta-global.com.sg for showcase & speaking opportunities.

    Call for Papers

      Do you have an interesting and enthusiastic presentation that you would like to share at this Summit? Please take into account the following issues for your presentation:
    • The content should make a bridge between technology/research and deployment including the potential business case
    • The maturity of the concept
    • Which problem(s) do you solve?
    • Technological advancements with respect to the rest of the current market
    • Cooperation (technological wise, business wise, deployment wise)
    • Market/application potential.
    Email marketing2@magenta-global.com.sg with your presentation topic and abstract.

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