The Founder and Chairman of Fasmicro Group, Prof Ndubuisi Ekekwe, will speak in the European Commission as follows:
Date: Wednesday, June 7, 2017
Dr Ekekwe will speak on emerging technology and innovation in the agriculture space. The title of his talk is “Abundance in our farms”. He will explain how the era of exponential food production is near in Africa with the convergence of affordable, accessible technology and bold entrepreneurs in the continent. Farming is becoming a business and these businesspeople will provide assured food security in the continent.
This session will seek to stimulate a discussion about the importance of bringing EU and pan-African agriculture into the third millennium and address how ‘farming 2.0’ innovation can improve food security and boost youth employment in a sector which has recently faced skills shortages and abandonment. It will look at how technology-driven farming can play a key role in agricultural development over the coming decades to ensure that we can feed the world, given that by 2050 the global population will surpass 9.5 billion and will require 50 % to 70 % more agricultural output to secure food for everyone.