- The conference is set to address the persistent issues of poverty in the agricultural sector.
- It will attract over 1500 delegates.
Kenya has received the go ahead to host the 2025, third International Conference on Business models in Agriculture (IBMA) at the Kenyatta International Convention Centre (KICC).
This after signing the agreement with the Africa Organisation of Technology in Agriculture (AOTA) in Rwanda yesterday.
KICC won the bid to host the summit in August this year, after a competitive bidding process.
Patricia Ondeng’, KICC's acting CEO, said the conference will provide a platform for agriculture experts in the country Africa at large to explore new technologies in Agriculture and promote the region for sustainable agricultural development as well as agri-tourism.
"The conference is set to address the persistent issues of poverty in the agricultural sector," Ondeng' said.
She added that the conference has been organised at a time when the government of Kenya is putting a lot of emphasis on the Agriculture sector.
"The state is big in promoting sustainable agricultural development, and proposes to transform two million poor farmers into surplus producers through input finance and intensive agricultural extension support to enhance the productivity of key value chains."
The forum will attract over 1500 delegates.
She assured the delegates who will be visiting the country of an attractive pre, during and post conference delegate packages that will allow them enjoy the country's tourism products.
“The MICE industry has progressed from its traditional form, with an increasing number of business tourists adding a leisure slice to their business trip, known as 'bleisure travel', and that is why as a destination we are developing those attractive packages to our delegates,” she added.
The second international conference is set for March next year in Kigali, Rwanda.
IBMA was created for the purposes of enabling open discussion and sharing of ideas between nations o matters agricultural production.
This, in the spirit of an open lab and disruptive business models that will allow rapid significant changes that non-developed economies desperately need.