Workshop programme

COMMERCIAL FARMERS FOCUS DAY WORKSHOPS


Thursday, 27 April

Advancing commercial farming through financial support and innovation

Location: Workshop Zone

11:45

Steps to attain timely, structured and cash flow based solutions tailored to commercial farmers

Phillimon Lubeya, Head Of Agribusiness Commercial – Food and Agriculture Baking,  Zambia National Commercial Bank (ZANACO), Zambia

12:15

Integrated, low risk crop protection solution to maximize your maize yield

Ernest Myburgh, Commercial Unit Head, MRI & Syngenta, Zambia

12:45

Key fundamentals of finance and farm management 

Leon Kotze, Head of Agribusiness, Stanbic Bank, Zambia

13:15

Breakthrough microbial formulations to increase crop yield and restore soil health  

Heiner Dominick, Managing Director, BluePlanet, South Africa

13:45

Commercial farmers networking lunch served in Workshop Zone

Lunch Sponsored by:   ZANACO,  MRI & Syngenta, Stanbic Bank & BluePlanet SA

14:30

Commercial farmers expo tour

Led by Zayeen Daniels, Programme Manager, Agritech Expo Zambia, Spintelligent, South Africa

OFFICIAL OPENING CEREMONY

Friday 28 April

Driving a modern agricultural economic vision  

Director of Ceremony: Coillard Hamusimbi, Head of Member Services & Agribusiness,  Zambia National Farmers Union, Zambia

Location: ZNFU Marquee

11:00

Zambian National Anthem

Performed by: Golden Valley School Choir, Zambia

11:05

Welcome remarks

Ashok Oza, Chairman , The Farmers Expo Board, Zambia

11:10

Synopsis of Agritech Expo Zambia: Growing from strength to strength 

Emmanuelle Nicholls, Group Director: Mining & Agriculture, Spintelligent, South Africa

11:15

Agritech Expo and Zambian Agriculture - Where to from here?

Allah Chembe, Acting Executive Director, Zambia National Farmers Union (ZNFU), Zambia

11:25

Welcome address

Jervis Zimba, President, Zambia National Farmers Union (ZNFU), Zambia

11:35

Ministerial address 

Hon. Dora Siliya, Minister of Agriculture, Ministry of Agriculture of the Republic of Zambia

11:45

Guest of honour address

H.E. Edgar Chagwa Lungu, President of Republic of Zambia

12:00- 13:00

VIP Expo tour

Led by: Zambia National Farmers Union (ZNFU) & Spintelligent   

  • Coillard Hamusimbi, Head of Member Services & Agribusiness, ZNFU, Zambia 
  • Kakoma C. Kaleyi, Head of Media Liaison & Public Relations, ZNFU, Zambia
  • Emmanuelle Nicholls, Group Director, Spintelligent, South Africa
  • Yolanda dos Santos, Event Manager, Agritech Expo Zambia, Spintelligent, South Africa
INTERACTIVE TRAINING WORKSHOPS

Shaping today’s farmers through smarter additions

Location: Workshop Zone

10:00

Sustainable disease management to deliver quality harvest

Brian Malambo, Technical Manager - Southern Africa, BASF, Zambia

10:30

Financial skills and options to suit any farmers needs

Mutinta Chisanga, Relationship Manager - Food & Agriculture Banking, Zambia National Commercial Bank (ZANACO), Zambia 

11:00

Using advanced crop nutrition resulting in premium output

Peter Sichamba, Sales Agronomist, YARA Fertilizer, Zambia

11:30

Increasing crop productivity through the use of microbes

Rashaad Kalla, General Manager, Organico, South Africa

12:00

Effects of different sources of nitrogen on yield

Pherguson Miti, Sales Agronomist, YARA Fertilizer, Zambia

12:30

Poultry broiler and layer houses: Controlling ammonia, odour and mortalities

Heiner Dominick, Managing Director, BluePlanet, South Africa

13:00

A new energy journey: Innovative ways to use farm waste

Mwila lwando, CEO & Founder, Live Clean Energy, Zambia 

13:30

Smart farming- integrating fish farming with conventional crop production 

Adrian Pierce, International consultant and fish expert, Aquaculture Association of Zambia (ADAZ), Zambia

14:00 Workshop ends

Saturday, 29 April

INTERACTIVE TRAINING WORKSHOPS

Shaping today’s farmers through smarter additions

Location: Workshop Zone

10:00

 Increase your yield potential with the use of nitrate nitrogen

Pherguson Miti, Sales Agronomist, YARA Fertilizer, Zambia

10:30

Financial fitness for farmers resulting in positive growth

Elijah Kangwa, Senior Relationship Manager, Food and Agriculture Banking, Zambia National Commercial Bank (ZANACO), Zambia

11:00

Safer solutions for effective weed management and control 

Felix Tembo, Technical Sales Support Manager - Southern Africa, BASF, Zambia

11:30

Delivering balanced nutrition to ensure the full potential of your crop

Peter Sichamba, Sales Agronomist, YARA Fertilizer, Zambia

12:00 Workshop ends
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