1st Edition  Conference

Agri Food Trade & Investment East Africa Summit

"Innovation in transforming the business of agriculture and creating new opportunities"
AFTI East Africa Summit (previously the Smart Agri Congress) will this year be co-located with GTR East Africa (Global Trade Review), attracting over 450 high level delegates. A wide variety of expert speakers explore the emerging technologies poised to revolutionize day-to-day functions of food production and how to capitalise on the evolving East African agri-food sector. The format provides a unique opportunity to connect with ag technology influencers and innovators across a variety of networking platforms. Your takeaway will be an accurate and well-informed vision of the ag technology development and evolving agri opportunities in the region. This is a must attend event if you want to capitalise on the emerging trends and growth drivers in East Africa’s agri-food sector.


  • AgriTech Discovery Sessions – featuring a series of presentations on the latest actionable technolog
  • The GODAN ‘Hackathon’ - GODAN is hosting the Open Data Maker’s Hackathon
  • Dedicated matchmaking services


9:00 AM - 6:00 PM (General)

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550 Delegates
20 Exhibitors Estimated Count

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Agriculture & Forestry
IT & Technology


21-22 May 2019 Interested

Frequency One-time

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Marketing Director at taswira Nairobi, Kenya


project offcer at Africa Youth Trust Nairobi, Kenya
GoingGeorge Oduor

George Oduor

Agriculturist at UNIVERSITY OF NAIROBI Nairobi, Kenya


General Operations Manager at KEBUNGO GENERAL SUPPLIERS AND LOGISTICS Nairobi, Kenya
GoingNick Nguku

Nick Nguku

Proprietor at Home care nursing Lamu, Kenya
GoingBello Soliu Olajide

Bello Soliu Olajide

Farmer at Humble eminent farms n foods Lagos, Nigeria


Director at Freshgate Nairobi, Kenya

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Tue, 21 May08:00 AM - 09:00 AMRegistration Registration
Tue, 21 May09:05 AM - 09:20 AMMinisterial Address: High level outlook on the African agribusiness sector Opening Ceremony
Tue, 21 May09:20 AM - 09:45 AMKeynote Presentation: Orientating the risk outlook for East African AgriTrade and identifying new trade opportunities Keynote
This session examines current agricultural trade flows in East Africa and their destination markets.• What challenges are emerging in East Africa that are hampering innovation in trade?• Does economic nationalism pose a threat or opportunity to the region’s agricultural trade and value addition?• What frameworks and infrastructure are needed to further enhance East African AgriTrade?
Tue, 21 May09:45 AM - 10:15 AMLaunch of the GODAN ‘Hackathon’ Keynote
Tue, 21 May11:00 AM - 11:45 AMRefreshments and visit the exhibition showcase / matchmaking sessions Networking
Tue, 21 May12:30 PM - 01:15 PMAgriTech Discovery Session: Actionable technology innovations Session
Featuring a series of presentations on the latest actionable technology innovations
Tue, 21 May05:00 PM - 07:00 PMNetworking Reception Networking
Wed, 22 May09:45 AM - 10:30 AMConnecting farmers to markets in Africa Session
Exploring the development of digitally-enabled marketplaces for agriculture, with the vision to reach millions of farmers, connectingthem both with markets and the services that they need to grow and thrive. As agricultural markets are currently highly fragmented,much of the value that farmers create is extracted along the value chain. Connecting farmers to markets potentially increases farmers’incomes by 50 percent or more.• Understanding super platforms’ transformative potential for digital markets in Africa• Bridging gaps in food and market security through organised platforms• Providing pricing data to remove price asymmetry between farmers and buyers, making it possible for farmers to earn more• The development of ‘virtual’ cooperatives to aggregate crop yields and broker better prices with suppliers
Wed, 22 May10:30 AM - 11:15 AMRefreshments and visit the exhibition showcase / matchmaking sessions Networking
Wed, 22 May11:15 AM - 12:00 PMAlternative and innovative agribusiness financing: Filling the gaps between agri-projects and finance Session
Wed, 22 May03:45 PM - 04:30 PMGODAN ‘Hackathon’: Team presentations, judges insights and winners announced Closing Ceremony

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295 USDDelegates Standard

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