Urban Agri Summit 2018 will probe these important topics

  • How Can Governments Best Work with Industry Stakeholders to formulate effective and sustainable policies?
  • “Africa needs its own version of the vertical farm to feed growing cities” – what is the best model for Africa?
  • What is the Commercial Future for Vertical Farming in Africa?
  • Understanding Technology used in vertical greenhouse farms
  • What are the latest research available on controlled environment crops
  • Renewable Energy – Challenges of LED based farming in Africa
  • Supplemental lighting applications in greenhouse
  • What Should Those Planning to Start a Farm Consider? Lessons from Start-Up Entrepreneurs
  • What is the Next Barrier that Lighting for Indoor Systems will break?
  • What Hybrid Technology will bring for Vertical Farms in Africa?
  • Financing Models to consider for the African landscape?
  • Different stages , Different Investment Strategies: Laying the Groundwork
  • International CASE Studies
  • The effects of climate change on conventional farming (USA, Morocco, Africa, Middle East) and the Vertical Farming Solution arising from them.
  • Applications of Artificial Intelligence and big data mining in the next generation of vertical farms
Urban Agri Summit 2018 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 Included:

  • Roger Tuckeldoe, Director Small Holder Development, 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
  • 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
  • Dr Naude Malan, Senior Lecturer, Anthropology & Development Studies, University of Johannesburg
  • Gideo Van der Merwe, CEO, Clean Air Nurseries (CAN-SA)
  • Moroka Mokgoko, Director, Rooftop Roots
  • Thendo Ratshitanga, MD, Rooftop Roots
  • To find out about speaking opportunities at the 2018 Summit, please email us at marketing2@magenta-global.com.sg.

    Call For Speakers

      We invite abstracts of 300 words with an empirical that will be of interest and relevance to urban agriculture practitioners and policy makers in Africa. Possible themes may include - but are not limited to - the following:
    • Case studies of urban agriculture in Africa and/ or around the world
    • Economic possibilities and challenges of urban agriculture
    • Policy framework and governance practices
    • New technologies and green infrastructure for growing food in cities
    • Perspectives on liveability, liveliness and conviviality of urban food production
    • Peri-urban production and the urban-rural interface
    Email marketing2@magenta-global.com.sg with your presentation topic and abstract.



      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.

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