AgriTech Expo Zambia 2023, held from April 20 to April 22, was an annual event that brought together more than 18,500 farming professionals and 180 exhibitors from local and international suppliers of agricultural products and services. The event, which took place at the GART Research Centre in Chisamba, Zambia, provided a platform for the farming community to learn about new and innovative solutions to boost their yields and increase profitability in a way that creates sustainable value while also contributing to Zambia’s food security.
Syngenta Zambia, a global agriculture company that provides crop solutions and innovative technologies, was one of the platinum sponsors of the event. With the theme “Transforming growers’ productivity sustainably through regenerative agriculture, innovative solutions while partnering for impact,” Syngenta showcased new and improved solutions aimed at transforming farmer yields at scale and increasing their profitability in a sustainable manner.
The live crop trials were one of the main attractions of the expo, where visitors could view and compare yields on 28 live crop trials and talk to expert agronomists. The live crop trials showcased different varieties of crops such as maize, soybean, wheat, sunflower, sorghum, millet, and legumes. The trials also demonstrated the effects of different inputs such as fertilizers, pesticides, herbicides, and irrigation on crop performance and quality. Exhibitors such as Syngenta, Afriseed, Agrinovo, and others provided technical advice and solutions to the farmers.
In addition to the live crop trials, the Agritech 2023 in Zambia featured technical and practical workshops, business lounges, and various industry feature zones. The event was a business-to-business buying platform for agricultural professionals of all scales and a marketplace for industry innovations. The workshops provided attendees with opportunities to learn about topics such as soil management, crop protection, and marketing strategies for agricultural products.
The exhibitors of the Agritech 2023 in Zambia included Syngenta, SARO Agro Industrial Ltd, Afriseed, Agrinovo, USAID/Zambia, TATA Zambia, ATS Agrochemicals Ltd, and many others. SARO Agro Industrial Ltd is a Zambian company that offers a range of agricultural equipment and machinery. Afriseed is a local Zambian seed company that provides sustainable agricultural solutions and quality seeds. Agrinovo is a company that provides crop protection products, equipment, tools, and advisory services. USAID/Zambia is a partner of the Zambian government that supports good governance, economic growth, education, and health care systems. TATA Zambia is the official dealer for John Deere agricultural, construction, and forestry equipment in Zambia. ATS Agrochemicals Ltd is an agricultural chemical company that deals in crop protection products and works closely with Klein Karoo Seed.
In conclusion, the Agritech Expo Zambia 2023 was a successful event that brought together agricultural professionals, exhibitors, and industry experts to learn about new and innovative solutions to boost yields, increase profitability, and contribute to Zambia’s food security. With live crop trials, technical and practical workshops, and various industry feature zones, the event provided attendees with opportunities to learn about the latest agricultural technologies and connect with like-minded professionals. The participation of companies such as Syngenta, SARO Agro Industrial Ltd, Afriseed, and others shows the commitment of the agricultural industry to support sustainable farming practices and contribute to the development of Zambia’s agricultural sector.