Going Grassroots: a Reality Check AgriTech Meet 2022, Egypt

May 30, 2022

15:55 – 17:15 at Plenary Room- VERSAILLES – Four Seasons First Residence Hotel

Session Objective:
Technology innovation is evolving quickly; still a large number of farmers and farm women do not have access to these technologies. Digital solutions to be effective at scale, it is important to seed and foster, and the efforts should participatory. In this session, farmers. farm women, associations and SMEs will share their experiences and expectations.

Expected Outcomes:
1) Bring out key issues of access and relevance of digital transformation at the last mile. To note down a few important pain points from actual users of digital solutions.
2) To understand, how few organizations are effectively engaging with the farmers and SMEs. To enlist challenges in delivering the digital solutions (by farmers’ organizations and civil society)

Speakers

  • Mr. Mohammed Abdegadir (Moderator 3- Setting the Scene)International Fund for Agriculture Development, Country Director and Hub Head
  • Dr. Maya Mohamed Addel-Moneim Morsy (Opening Remarks)President of Egypt’s National Council for Women (NCW)
  • Mr. Paul Van Mele (Presenter 1:Journey of Entrepreneurs for Rural Access (ERAs): Creating Impact with Videos)Access Agriculture, Co-founder, and Director of International Development
  • Mr. Sriram Bharatam, (Presenter 2: SMEs experiences in using digital tools – Creating next-generation Entrepreneurs)Kuza Biashara, CEO & Founder
 

About AgriTech Meet – Egypt 2022

AgriTech Meet – Egypt will be a platform for key players in agriculture and food systems to discuss how to strengthen digital ecosystems in order to promote inclusive and sustainable agriculture and rural transformation in Egypt and the region.

It will host a range of leaders, innovators, government officials, academics, private sector representatives as well as youth from national, regional, and international organizations to share knowledge on key issues related to the digital revolution in agriculture, including but not limited to •Digital transformation in Agriculture •Agricultural entrepreneurship •Innovative technologies with impact on smallholder farmers •The role of youth

Enhancing knowledge sharing and cooperation

Sharing knowledge is a critical component of the development of the digital ecosystem in agriculture and food systems. The aim of this section is to provide an overview of different types of channels that can be used to share knowledge, such as conferences, forums, workshops and hackathons.

Building a stronger digital ecosystem in agriculture and food systems

As part of the overall strategy to strengthen digital ecosystems in agriculture and food systems, AgriTech Meet is a platform for key players in agriculture and food systems to discuss how to build a stronger digital ecosystem in Egypt and the region.

The conference will kick off with an opening session that highlights the important role of technology in strengthening agricultural production, productivity and competitiveness; providing new opportunities for growth; improving farmer income; increasing food security; enhancing sustainability of production systems; reducing post-harvest losses through better traceability/tracing tools such as blockchain technology as well as other emerging technologies like drones etc.

A platform for key players in agriculture and food systems to discuss how to strengthen digital ecosystems in order to promote inclusive and sustainable agriculture and rural transformation in Egypt and the region

This event will gather representatives of governments, international organizations, universities and research centers as well as private sector companies involved in technology transfer, investment or innovation.

AgriTech Meet 2022 will be hosted by the Ministry of Agriculture & Land Reclamation (MALR) with support from other key stakeholders such as NASSER Foundation for Information Technology; International Institute for Water & Environment Research (IIWER); Food & Agriculture Organization (FAO); USAID/Egypt; World Bank Group; United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).