Agritech Expo is the first and only outdoor agricultural trade expo in Zambia. It launched in 2014 in partnership with the Zambia National Farmers Union, Musika and GART Research Centre. This Expo offers a professional business to business platform for farmers and agricultural executives, providing a fantastic opportunity for small scale farmers and commercial farmers to network with each other and conduct business with some of the world’s leading suppliers in the agricultural industry.
Agricultural trade expo in Chisamba, Zambia
- One of the largest and most professional agricultural expos in the region
- Machinery and crop demos
- Technical and practical workshops
Agritech Expo 2014 attracted 7,500 agricultural professionals and 65 exhibiting companies from across the globe. With ambitious growth plans in place for 2015, Agritech Expo is projected to have in excess of 130 exhibitions and 10,000 plus visitors. The 2015 Agritech Expo features several technical workshops, where those interested can learn about agricultural topics ranging from farm mechanisation and irrigation to commodity markets, milling, herbicides and microbes.
Agritech Expo 2015 is divided into a number of zones – machinery demonstration areas, crop trial and seed producer sections, an irrigation zone, a finance and insurance area, fertiliser and agrochemicals zone, livestock equipment and sprayer arena, technical and practical workshops, and VIP business lounges.
Agritech Expo’s key partners:
Zambia National Farmers Union is the apex farmers association in Zambia, promoting the interests of over 600,000 farmers across Zambia. It has 550 commercial farmers as members, 1000+ emerging farmers, 100 agribusiness and large corporate companies, and over 30 associate members and financial institutions.
Golden Valley Agricultural Research Trust (GART) was formed in 1993 in a joint venture between the Government of Zambia and the Zambia National Farmers Union. GART is an autonomous and self-sustaining Public Private Partnership that exceeds 1300 hectares. The site is situated along the Great North Road, approximately 50 km from Lusaka’s city centre.
Musika is a Zambian non-profit company that works to stimulate private sector investment in the smallholder market. It works with a range of stakeholders, but with an emphasis on private sector entities that focus on linking with the rural poor as their suppliers, consumers, clients or employees. This company is committed to building value added profitable relationships between companies and farmers in all regions and sectors.
Specialty Emergency Services Ltd
Specialty Emergency Services (SES) is a medical services provider with extensive experience in emergency care and evacuation in Sub-Saharan Africa. It is supported by a membership plan. From its central base in Zambia, it is able to provide rapid emergency response services across the Sub-Saharan Africa.
Sectors covered at Agritech 2015:
Crop demonstration plots will show new varieties of crop, the latest advancements in application of fertilisers and plant protection products. Technical and practical workshops, experiments and presentations will help visitors gain competence and a knowledge of new techniques and inputs.
Products and services on show include veterinary care, feeds, pens and enclosures. Live auctions also promise to be an exciting attraction.
Equipment and machinery
The 6 hectares of live presentations in prepared field conditions will feature the latest farming equipment and technologies, covering everything from tilling, seeding, harvesting, hauling, irrigating, spraying and processing through to packaging.
Services and supplies
A variety of dedicated companies are exhibiting at Agritech Expo 2015, representing a wide range of farming services, consultancies, equipment, technologies and farming research.
The premier business event for the agricultural industry, featuring senior decision makers from:
- Commercial farms
- Agricultural and regional organisations and associations
- Donor/investment community
Why you should exhibit at Agritech Expo
- This is Zambia’s only live outdoor agricultural and farming trade expo
- An opportunity to meet with the agricultural industry decision-makers
- An opportunity to demonstrate your organisation’s competitive edge
- Become a supplier of choice in Africa’s fastest growing agricultural market