Platform for African – European Partnership in Agricultural Research for Development

Thursday, November 9, 2023

Technological innovations in the agrifood sector: adoptions by SMEs and entrepreneurs

9 November 2023
.Technological innovations in the agrifood sector: adoptions by SMEs and entrepreneurs. PAFO-COLEAD Innovation session
Investments are needed to support the development, diffusion and adoption of technology by value chain actors and importantly to support inclusiveness to avoid that technologies reinforce inequalities. Therefore technologies and innovations  must be adapted to local needs, opportunities and constraints, to ensure they are accessible to all who want to adopt them.
  • Introduction: Dr. Babafemi Oyewole, CEO, PAFO 
  • Moderator: Isolina Boto, Head of Networks and Alliances, COLEAD 
Panel: successes from value chain actors in building climate resilience 
  • Peter NYEKO – Co-Founder, Mandulis Energy, Uganda
  • Frazer HANDONDO – Co-Founder, Forest Africa Zambia Ltd, Zambia 
  • Bruno MWEEMBA – Founder and Managing Director, Panuka Farm, Zambia
  • Audrey S. DARKO – Lead, Sabon Sake, Ghana 
  • Jack MAINA – Chief Technical Officer, Farmer Lifeline Technologies, Kenya 
  • Jeremy KNOPS – Délégué Général, COLEAD

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