Join leaders from across the East African technology innovation community for a one-day workshop on tackling challenges in commercializing new products and services into rural markets.
- Interactive discussions will explore:
- Hermetic storage and on-farm drying for maize
- Successful business models and partnerships
- Persistent challenges around manufacturing, financing, distribution, and marketing
- Striking the balance between low-cost and high-quality
John Staley, Chief Officer of Finance, Innovation and Payments at Equity Group Holdings and Ann Mbaabu, Director of Market Access Programs at AGRA will give keynote addresses.
Additional confirmed speakers include representatives from M-KOPA Solar (solar home systems), BURN (cook stoves), KickStart International (Money Maker irrigation pumps), Bell Industries (PICS hermetic storage bags), AtoZ (AgroZ hermetic bags), GrainPro (storage solutions), Elite Innovations (hermetic storage), Mwireri Engineering Workshop (small-scale manufacturing), ACDI/VOCA, and Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.
Visit the Agenda tab after registering for the full line-up of sessions and speakers.
This event is hosted by the BMGF and USAID-funded AflaSTOP program, which is addressing aflatoxin in post-harvest storage. AflaSTOP established that hermetic storage arrests aflatoxin growth; the program also designed – and is now piloting - the EasyDry500 as part of its aim to develop and commercialize storage and drying technologies. AflaSTOP is implemented by ACDI/VOCA and Agribusiness Systems International under the direction of Meridian Institute. For more on AflaSTOP and to access publications, visit www.acdivoca.org/aflastop.