Last week, our team spent 2 days at Global Forum for Innovations in agriculture in Durban, South Africa.
We are happy to say that the event was a great success for us and our African colleagues. Among many visitors who stopped by our booth, we are proud to say that also, His Excellency, Tony Nsanganira, the Minister of State in Charge of Agriculture for Rwanda (second from the left) took his time to visit us.
He spent more than half an hour with us to get a detailed explanation of the agricultural technology that we produce and offer to our clients, with a particular focus of its application in Africa.
The overwhelming outcome of the Opening ceremony of GFIA was that the African continent does have the agricultural potential not only to feed itself, but actually provide food security for millions of people worldwide.
Mr. Nsanganira sees great importance in harnessing the power of innovation: “Just as African countries have leapfrogged fixed telephone lines and gone straight to mobile phones and tablets, so can the continent make huge strides by taking advantage of recent advances in science, technology and innovations that can dramatically improve productivity, raise incomes and create new markets for produce. But innovation is much more than scientists developing new technologies. It must also influence policy, foster young talent, support start-ups and expand educational opportunities.”
Addressing an audience of more than 400 delegates was also Mohamed Abdullah Farmaajo, the Former Prime Minister of Somalia.