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Empowering African Agriculture: Join us at ACAT 2023!

The inaugural African Conference on Agricultural Technologies (ACAT), presented by the Africa Agricultural Technology Foundation (AATF), is set to be a groundbreaking event, happening from October 30th to November 3rd, 2023, in Nairobi, Kenya.

Under the theme of “Agricultural Resilience through Innovation,” ACAT aims to showcase the pivotal role of science, technology, and innovation (STI) in propelling agricultural transformation across the African continent. The conference is a bold step towards a more efficient, inclusive, resilient, and sustainable future for African agriculture.

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Fostering Agricultural Transformation through Technology Transfer

ACAT will serve as the primary platform for engaging discussions on agricultural technology transfer. The conference will explore game-changing technologies, revolutionary ideas, and progressive policies that are poised to reshape the agricultural landscape. From revolutionary seed varieties to cutting-edge digital solutions, ACAT will delve into the innovations that hold the key to overcoming challenges and unlocking the full potential of African agriculture.

Celebrating 20 Years of Impact: AATF’s Legacy

This inaugural conference also marks a significant milestone—20 years of impactful innovation by the Africa Agricultural Technology Foundation since its establishment in 2003. ACAT will celebrate and reflect on two decades of pioneering work that has brought about positive change in Africa’s agriculture. Join us in honoring the successes and lessons learned on this remarkable journey.

Why Innovation Matters

Innovation is the driving force behind solving some of Africa’s most pressing challenges. From the convenience of mobile money payments to the development of drought-tolerant seeds, innovation has been instrumental in building resilience. ACAT recognizes this and places innovation at the forefront of discussions, emphasizing its role in shaping the future of African agriculture.

Who Should Attend?

If you’re passionate about the future of African agriculture, ACAT is for you. Whether you’re a researcher, policymaker, farmer, or tech enthusiast, this conference offers a unique opportunity to connect, learn, and contribute to the agricultural transformation of the continent.


ACAT 2023 is more than a conference; it’s a rallying point for everyone invested in the success of African agriculture. Join us in Nairobi from October 30th to November 3rd, 2023, and be a part of a momentous event that will set the stage for a resilient, innovative, and sustainable future for African agriculture. Save the date!

Robynne Anderson

Robynne has extensive experience in the agriculture and food sector, working throughout the value chain – from basic inputs to farmers in the field to the grocery store shelf. She works internationally in the sector, including speaking at the United Nations on agriculture and food issues, and representing the International Agri-Food Network at the UN.Throughout her career she has worked with farm organisations like the Prairie Oat Growers Association, the National Smallholder Farmers Association of Malawi and the Himalayan Farmers Association, as well as global groups, to further the voice of agriculture in the food debate. She has also worked with Fortune 500 companies growing worldwide businesses to assist them with issues management and strategy decisions.

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