Tuesday, 20 May 2008

Pan-Africa workshop on service delivery to smallholder farmers

18-21 May 2008. Nairobi, Kenya. Supported by the Syngenta Foundation, the workshop brings together participants from Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Ethiopia, Malawi, South Africa, Ghana, Nigeria, Senegal, Benin, Europe and the USA to evaluate crop protection and stewardship industry in Africa, agricultural markets, service delivery to farmers, and practical examples of moving out of dependency.
Kenya’s Minister for Agriculture Hon. William Ruto officially opened the workshop on the 19th May

The participants include farmers, government (policy makers and regulatory bodies), agribusiness (manufacturers, wholesalers and retailers), academia, health experts, civil society and the media will also review the potential of mechanization and technology use in the agricultural field in the continent. The main objectives of the workshop are:

  • To review Africa’s agriculture environment in terms of service delivery to small holder farmers
  • To discuss commercialization of agricultural ideas as a strategy to move Africa away from dependency


IREN Kenya


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