7th AgriFin Learning Event

Theme: Resilient, Inclusive, and Sustainable Food Systems: Enhancing Collaboration to Scale Digital Solutions

About the event

Smallholder farmers in Africa are affected by multiple stressors and shocks that negatively disrupt farming systems and consequently threaten farmers’ livelihoods. These stressors are caused by environmental and economic shocks. Economic shocks include those caused by conflicts that lead to failing agricultural markets. 

Environmental shocks include the effects of climate change that lead to the proliferation of disease incidences and pest infestation, such as the 2019 – 2021 desert locust invasion, droughts, and floods. In addition, smallholder farmers are heavily affected by pandemics such as Covid-19. The booming digital technology era provides a viable way to build farmers’ resilience to cope with the shocks. 

Mercy Corps and its partners host the AgriFin Learning Event (ALE) with the aim of bringing together stakeholders in the agricultural sector who are focused on leveraging digital technology, to drive the sector’s growth, and improve the lives of smallholder farmers.

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Watch Mercy Corps AgriFin’s 7th Annual Learning Event.

The event will consist of keynote speeches, presentations, launches, demonstrations, panels discussions, quizzes and a full day marketplace where great agriculture related innovative solutions will be on display.

Keynote Speakers

Cabinet Secretary

Cabinet Secretary

Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock Development

Michael Joseph

Michael Joseph

Board Chair Pula, Board Chair Kenya Airways & Businessman

Dennis Itumbi

Dennis Itumbi

Chief Administrative Secretary

William Ogallo, RPh, PhD

William Ogallo, RPh, PhD

Senior Research Scientist
Google.

Mildred Nadah Pita

Mildred Nadah Pita

Head of Public Affairs Science Sustainability Africa,
Bayer.

Jesman Chonzi

Jesman Chonzi

Manager, Financial Institutions Group for Eastern and Southern Africa,
IFC

AbdulMajid M Nsekela

AbdulMajid M Nsekela

Group CEO and Managing Director,
CRDB Bank

Sieka Gatabaki

Sieka Gatabaki

Program Director,
Mercy Corps AgriFin

Melaku Yirga

Melaku Yirga

Regional Director Africa,
Mercy Corps

Tamara Cook

Tamara Cook

CEO, FSD Kenya

Stanley Njoroge

Stanley Njoroge

Chief Finance Officer,
Safaricom Ethiopia

Dr. James Mwangi, CBS

Dr. James Mwangi, CBS

Group Managing Director & Chief Executive Officer,
Equity Group Holdings.

Jenny Löfbom

Jenny Löfbom

Country Director, IDH Kenya

Hannah Reed

Hannah Reed

Program Officer, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Hamisi Williams

Hamisi Williams

Deputy Country Representative, FAO

Mwombeki Baregu

Mwombeki Baregu

Investment Officer, IFC

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