Join me as I keynote the largest gathering of African farmers, food and beverage industry players during Convergence 2018 in National Stadium, Surulere, Lagos. The conference is a four-day event, Sept 27-30 2018. I will speak on Sept 27 at 10 am. The theme of the conference is “Driving Food Security Through Technology”, an area I am playing a major role in the continent through Zenvus.
LIFBEF AFRICA is the largest food and beverage focused convergence. A trade fair, A festival, and conference. A trade show that focuses on the whole food and beverage value chain. Agriculture Biotech, food technology, food machinery, Agric technology, and Processing. from start to finish.
The event, offers a platform for stakeholders in the F&B industry, to converge and showcase product and services at an international level. Stakeholders will be offered a highly focused event which caters to their needs and opens them to the world. It an avenue to explore possible options, innovations, best practice in the food industry, also bring them the best ROI.
There will be a Conference, and master classes. Over 200 exhibitors from 10 countries will be hosted, and more than 20,000 trade visitors are expected to visit LIFBEFAFRICA 2018. If you are looking to introduce, exchange and learn about the latest innovation and technologies from around the world and feel the Nigerian Market, LIFBEFAFRICA is the place to be.
Over the years, I have been working with farmers, helping them to improve yield. In this talk, I will not be talking of scalable advantage, one oasis strategy, accumulation of capabilities, etc. Rather, I will simply speak how our food and beverage industry value chain players can sustain the mission: cure extreme poverty through massive scaling of agricultural productivity, and put quality meals on different tables across Africa. I will explain why a shift at scale is critical because when technology comes into a sector, productivity improves. It is time for massive adoption of modern technology in African agriculture.
Our generation must cure extreme poverty and every child born in Africa deserves a balanced nutrition. If we double farm yield in five years, we will reduce extreme poverty by half because more than 65% of working Africans are employed in agriculture. Yes, agriculture remains the fastest and easiest means to liberate people from the pangs of poverty.
On Sept 27, 2018, I hope to meet you in the National Stadium. I am coming with two Zenvus sensors: make it and see the beauty of AI working in African agriculture. I am a farmer; they know me and I hope to meet people we have been helping to advance the mission.
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