From ALLOYCE KIMBUNGA in Arusha, Tanzania
ARUSHA, (CAJ News) – THE inaugural Agritech Expo Tanzania scheduled for Arusha on Thursday and Friday has received a positive response from the industry.
The city, which is the East African country’s agriculture hub, is expecting the arrival of more than 2 000 farmers and sector experts.
“The Agritech Expo Tanzania team is ready and excited, as are our partners and exhibitors,” says event director Yolanda dos Santos.
“We look forward to giving all our visitors a great experience at the show.”
The inaugural event will consist of demonstrations of the latest technology and farm equipment and crop trials, free interactive training and farmer workshops to professional consultations and vast networking opportunities.
“The event promises to be a game changer for the agri sector in Tanzania,” says dos Santos.
Taking place at the Selian Agricultural Research Institute (SARI) in Arusha, the inaugural Agritech Expo Tanzania will gather farmers from commercial to emerging and small scale.
Key officials from regional governments, agro associations, NGOs, aid, development and research agencies; agro dealers, traders and retailers; suppliers, consultants and technical experts as well as venture capitalists, investors and bankers will attend.
The host partners for Agritech Expo Tanzania are the Tanzania Horticultural Association (TAHA), the Agriculture Council of Tanzania (ACT) and SARI.
Global farming equipment leader John Deere and its distributor in the country, LonAgro Tanzania Ltd, are gold sponsors for the event.
Other leading suppliers that have confirmed their presence at the event include Afrivet, Ford, CMC Automobiles, CWI, GSI, Hughes Motors, Maji, Metl Agro Tanzania, HortiPro, Irrico, Rivulis, FNB, Lindsay Africa, Balton, Kibo Seed, Neptun Boot, TFSC and Yara.
Agritech Expo Tanzania is organised by Spintelligent, leading Cape Town-based trade exhibition and conference organiser, and part of the Clarion Events Group in the UK.
– CAJ News