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 and 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:
Why you should exhibit at Agritech Expo
Why exhibit in 2018?
2018 Agritech Expo features
Always an exciting attraction, this is a great display of versatility and capability by leading machinery suppliers.
This is a welcomed addition that offers visitors a selection of quality construction equipment to suit their agricultural needs.
4x4 test track
An exciting and challenging track that gives visitors the opportunity to test their skills or simply be driven around the track and experience the capability and manoeuvrability of high-end utility vehicles.
Visitors are able to view the yields of seeds from a variety of seed producers and respective agro chemicals companies.
Introduced in 2016, the energy park offers innovative ways to get off the grid amidst the power crisis unfolding in Southern Africa.
Agritech has become an internationally acclaimed event, boasting over 39 countries being represented onsite year on year. In 2018, Agritech Expo expects to feature over 10 international country pavilions featuring products and solutions from global industry leaders, this will give attendees the opportunity to view and discuss products from outside their local market.
This feature showcases a variety of local and international agri suppliers looking to expand their footprint in sub-Saharan Africa.
The zone displays a wide variety of irrigation systems and farming solutions, including centre pivot displays for commercial and small-scale farmers from leading industry suppliers.
The zone incorporates various breeders who display their livestock services, species of livestock including goats, cows and sheep, as well as animal feeds and veterinary services.
Centre pivot display
Agritech Expo Zambia is the first agri focused event in Africa to showcase a live centre pivot as part of the show. This will give commercial farming professionals the ability to see the different growth rates of various crops under centre pivot irrigation, which is an integral part of their farming practice and methods.
Interactive training workshops
These workshops are presented by industry experts and focus on modernising small-scale farmers. They provide access to market information and innovations from the latest financial loan models to new agri solutions.
Commercial farmers’ workshops
Focusing on innovative solutions and initiatives, these workshops help commercial farmers to increase productivity under challenging market conditions.
A cost-effective designed area for local based companies to participate in the event and to engage with farming professionals, without having to create a large display area.
VIP business lounge
This exclusive area of the event is specifically geared for VIP farmers, government officials, policy makers and media officials to network and conduct meetings, directly with suppliers to the market and vendor companies.
New in 2018: Extended aquaculture showcase
Aquaculture is a growing market in Sub-Saharan Africa and Agritech Expo will be showcasing the regions’ most prominent players in this field and will give the farming professionals attending the opportunity to learn more about this lucrative market and to explore new ways, in which to incorporate this practice into their farming operations.
New in 2018: Mowing and baling demonstrations
For the first time, Agritech 2018 will be showcasing live mowing demonstrations, this new demo area is focusing on quality mechanisation for mowing purposes and will give farming professionals the opportunity to view this equipment in action.