e-Agri East Africa Summit



With 60% of uncultivated arable land untapped in Africa, agriculture is earmarked as an economic engine for the continent. Growing trade volumes in the East African region provides both opportunities and challenges.

A major obstacle facing the region’s agri sector is the use of innovative ways to utilise technology for improved production and increased productivity. E-agriculture offers a wide range of solutions to agricultural challenges and has great potential in promoting sustainability in the region.

It is against this background that the African Agri Council presents e-Agri East Africa Summit taking place 28 Feb – 1 March in Nairobi, Kenya. This is Africa’s only platform of its kind that brings together proven innovative e-agriculture solutions for preventing post-harvest losses, improved production and increased productivity to improve the supply chain process from farmer to market and to enhance food security in the region.

Discussions will be focusing on 

ICT in the Agri value chain

  • ICTs as enablers of agricultural innovation systems
  • An ICT model for enhancing fish market information in East Africa
  • The role of mobile in driving efficiency and sustainability in the agriculture value chain 

IoT, Big Data and Smart technologies in eAgri

  • Translating Agri information technologies such as weather analytics, predictive modelling and IoT to the East African context
  • Panel discussion: The role of Smart technologies and Big Data in unleashing the potential of Africa’s small and medium scale farmers 

Decision Support Systems (DSSs) for Agri

  • Geospatial technologies for food security / Advanced real-time crop management decision support systems (DSSs)
  • Kenya case study: A Model Intelligent DSS for predicting Late Blight Disease of potatoes in Kenya
  • Mobile-based DSSs for farmers 

APPs to support evidence based decisions across agricultural value chains

  • Tablet and mobile applications to support evidence based decision-making
  • Mobile applications for access to financial services, factoring or invoice financing
  • Panel discussion: Analysing top Agri APPs fit for conditions in East Africa


 For more information or to register please get in touch with 

Richard on richard (dot) desha (at) agricouncil (dot) org

Building:Hilton Hotel Nairobi
Address:Mama Ngina St, Nairobi, Kenya
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