Urban Agri World is the only vertical farming, greenhouse and controlled environment Agriculture focused summit in Africa bringing together government and private sector stakeholders.
It brings together growers, investors, farm produce buyers, academics, policy makers, technology & system integrators and CEA business owners.
Over the years, there has been growing interest in vertical farming business & urban agriculture, as a solution to the weather and pests problems, food security, climate change and environmental preservation challenges.
Commercialization of vertical farming is catching on in Asia, Europe, USA, Russia & now Africa.
Many private companies are interested in growing crops in hydroponic, aquaponics & aeroponics systems in warehouses, greenhouses, containers & high skyscrapers.
The MD/CEO of Nigeria Incentive-Based Risk-Sharing System for Agricultural Lending (NIRSAL) Aliyu A Abdulhameed said “Vertical Farming will inevitably be Africa’s future pathway to food security and environmental sustainability.
NIRSAL’s participation in Urban Agri World will open new frontiers to better address the multidimensional needs of agricultural value chains in competitive urban agribusiness and food industry.“
5 Key Reasons UAW 2019 Is A Must Attend:
- Updates on the various forms of Indoor Vertical farming as an innovative methodology for vertical cultivation of agricultural products, which can also realize true zero-mile city food supply.
- Find out how Vertical farming and urban agriculture, when designed and implemented appropriately, could offer sustainable and innovative solutions for improving food security.
- To get the latest updates on initiatives countries are taking to incorporate urban agriculture, indoor and Vertical Farming as Part of a Local, Regional and National Food System.
- Find out how Urban Agriculture and its various forms are encouraging youth to take-up farming.
- This year we will also explore Future Markets Opportunities Beyond Produce, with burgeoning interest in the production of medicinal plants in controlled environment farms following the new rulings on cannabis production for medicinal use in several African countries. UAW will explore how countries are trying to cash in on its booming demand.