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Africa’s Agri-preneurs Summit set for July 26th to 28th in Nairobi to explore market options for farmers and training on value addition

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Active and prospective farmers facing market challenges and those seeking to venture into agribusiness will have an opportunity to interact with the captains’ of industry during this year’s Africa’s Agri-preneurs Summit.

The summit will be held at the Nairobi Hospital Convention Center from the 26th to 27th July with 28th being an agri-tour to some value adding farms in Isinya where farmers will get a chance to tour open field farms and green houses.

According to research published in the African Journal of Agriculture Research, 21 per cent of farmers were cited to lack market information and was one of the major constraints faced by agro-dealers.

In this, farmers will change their entire agribusiness life through a three-day training that will bring together all stakeholders in the agribusiness industry in Africa to not only share knowledge on the available market options but also train on key value addition ventures.

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The theme for this year’s summit is “tapping into alternative funding and export market options”.

The key topics to be covered include exploring value addition & agro-processing options, relevance of emerging technologies in agribusiness, post-harvest handling, the role of youth in agribusiness, alternative funding options, opportunities in export markets & standards, high value agro-ventures, combating climate change agro-impacts, precision farming for profits and organic farming market opportunities.

To book a ticket, contact Mr. Frank on +25470228776 or email your specific request to [email protected]. Tickets go for Sh10,000 only payable through M-PESA till Number 149417 (Buy Goods and Services) to the organizer Agrintel Group LLC. Upon payment forward your message to 0702287760.

The summit will connect farmers to potential buyers of produce and help them on how to explore the market and make informed decisions to avoid post-harvest losses.

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