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Brussels Briefing 45: Theo de Jager "Smart farming: a priority for farmers in Africa"

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The Brussels Development Briefing n.45 on the subject of “Smart and Affordable farming solutions for Africa: the next driver for agricultural transformation” was held in Brussels at 09:00-13:00 on 13th July 2016 at the Albert Borschette Congress Center, Room 1.A (Rue Froissart 36, 1040 Brussels). This Briefing was organised by the ACP-EU Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation (CTA), in collaboration with the European Commission, the the European Commission / DEVCO, the ACP Secretariat, CONCORD, CEMA, Agricord and the PanAfrican Farmer’s Organisation (PAFO).

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Brussels Briefing 45: Theo de Jager "Smart farming: a priority for farmers in Africa"

  1. 1. Smart farming: a priority for farmers in Africa Theo de Jager SACAU PAFO
  2. 2. The use of technology, practices and knowledge to produce more on less produce more with less enhance profitability enhance sustainability enhance competitiveness
  3. 3. 98% of farmers Less than 1 ha/annum Less than 1 ton/ha Annual turnover: ≤ $190/a 2% of farmers more than 40 ha/annum more than 5 ton/ha Annual turnover: ≤ $950/ha/a 40ha : $38 000
  4. 4. Mechanise
  5. 5. Who contributes?
  6. 6. Services
  7. 7. Financing
  8. 8. What is in the package?
  9. 9. Principles
  10. 10. Organisation Training IT Support Donor liaison SADC liaison

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