Innovation Showcase: Fostering Entrepreneurship, Innovation & Partnership for Empowering Smallholder Farmers, Ensuring Sustainable Agriculture, and Improving Livelihoods.

  • Date
  • Time
    10:00 am > 11:30 am UTC+03:00
  • Location
    United Nation, Conference Room 6, Nairobi, Kenya

Thematic Areas: Future Frontiers, Scaling Innovations, Capacity Sharing, Digital & Data

This session will delve into the critical role of innovation and partnership in addressing the persistent challenges within the agricultural value chain. Dr. Victor Afari-Sefa, Global Research Program Director – Enabling Systems Transformation of ICRISAT, will deliver a keynote address sharing insights into successful initiatives and collaborative approaches of ICRISAT that empower startups, SMEs and how it benefits to the smallholder farmers and drive positive change in the sector. The session will also be attended by various key government officials and international donors to explore the new policies and funding interventions required to drive the promotion of innovation & entrepreneurship.”

Following the session, it will be demonstration of the latest Agri and Food tech innovations featuring innovators from India and Africa, these innovators will share their journeys, successes, and challenges, providing a firsthand perspective on the role of Agritech innovations in transforming agriculture. It will provide great insights and learnings from startup founders and other relevant stakeholders from the ecosystem.

This is a must-attend session for anyone interested in the intersection of innovation, entrepreneurship, technology, partnerships, sustainable agriculture and enhancing livelihoods. 


  • Dr. Victor Afari-Sefa, Global Research Program Director – Enabling Systems Transformations, ICRISAT
  • Mr. Aravazhi Selvaraj, India Country Director, World Vegetable Center – South Asia /Central Asia