Global Forum for Innovations in Agriculture

Global Forum for Innovations in Agriculture

maandag, 20 maart, 2017 - 09:00 tot dinsdag, 21 maart, 2017 - 23:00
Abu Dhabi

Find out more

When the Global Forum for Innovations in Agriculture (GFIA) was launched in 2014 it leveraged partnerships with over 40 influential organisations, such as the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the UN, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, and the World Bank, that wanted a platform to show the world how technology gives us the only real chance of feeding nine billion people without destroying the environment.

Now in its 4th edition, GFIA is the world’s largest showcase of sustainable agriculture innovations for increased profits and environmentally responsible farming practices. Unlike other major agriculture events, GFIA is uniquely committed to meeting the needs of both large and smallholder farmers by presenting the best available and emerging solutions with the potential to deliver higher yields without damaging our natural resources and climate.

GFIA is not only a forum for key stakeholders to discuss policy, strategy and solutions for a food secure future, but a live marketplace for suppliers to meet thousands of farmers and procurement managers from government, food producers, agri businesses, NGOs and cooperatives.

+ The Exhibition will host 300 suppliers showcasing thousands of working products to improve productivity right along the value chain.
+ The Open Innovations Theatre gives 100 innovators the chance to show the audience how their
solution increases yields without damaging the environment.
+ The Science and Research Zone gives a platform to universities to showcase projects and partner with industry to take ideas from the lab to the market.
+ The GFIA Awards will recognise leaders in sustainability and innovation.

+ 30 roundtable discussions will provide an opportunity for participants to tackle business-critical topics in small groups of 10.

+ An expanded Livestock Area will double in size to incorporate solutions in animal feed and nutrition.
+ The Start-Up Pavilion will feature early stage agtech companies looking to raise their profile and meet potential partners and investors.
+ The MENA Agrifood Leaders Forum will bring together 250 leaders representing business, research, academia, government and civil society. + Funding for the Hosted Farmer Programme is being increased to fund the visits of 100 top buyers from the GCC region's largest farms.

For more, follow this link: