Dates: Workshop on 2 May,10 am – 3pm

Venue: Alfajiri Hub, 204 The Main Change, 20 Kruger Street, Johannesburg, GP 2094

Technological innovations are reshaping the way farming is done. From drones to satellite images and sensor technology, the agricultural industry is changing. The Agritech & Digital Farming seminar focuses on agricultural transformation with the aim of uniting the agriculture community and getting the youth of South Africa more engaged and interested in farming by exposing them to the technological advances in an industry where growth is perceived to be stifled by primitive practices.

The digital revolution in agriculture will allow a step-change in the optimum use of crop nutrition products, which help to feed the world and protect the planet. We aim to foster a self-sustaining agricultural innovation ecosystem dedicated to excellence and sustainability.

What you’ll learn

Smart farming- the application of information and data technologies for optimising complex farming systems.

Discussion around key trends:

  • Use of mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets to access real-time data about the condition of soil and plants, terrain, climate, weather, resource usage, manpower, funding, etc.
  • Cloud and the internet of things (IoT) for tracking, monitoring, automating and analysing operations
  • Smart farming technologies including:
  1. Sensors for soil scanning and water, light, humidity and temperature management
  2. Telecommunication technologies such as advanced networking and GPS.
  3. Hardware and software for specialised applications and for enabling IoT-based solutions, robotics and automation.
  4. Data analytic tools for decision making and prediction. Data collection is a significant part of smart farming and data from crop yields, soil-mapping, climate change, fertiliser applications, weather data, machinery and animal health can be create value.
  5. Satellites and drones for gathering data around the clock for an entire field. This information is forwarded to IT systems for tracking and analysis that makes remote monitoring possible.

Precision agriculture – technology-enabled approach to farming management that observes, measures, and analyses the needs of individual fields and crops.

Discussion around key trends:

  • Big-data and advanced-analytics
  • Robotics – aerial imagery, sensors, sophisticated local weather forecasts

Digital farming – integrates both precision farming and smart farming concepts.

Discussion around key trends:

  • Creating value from data by going beyond the mere presence and availability of data to create actionable intelligence and meaningful added value from such data.


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Date And Time

Sat, May 2, 2020

10:00 AM – 1:00 PM SAST

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204 The Main Change

20 Kruger Street

Johannesburg, GP 2094

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Alfajiri’s mission is to help close the digital gap and create a entrepreneurial Africa through education. We believe that Africa’s problems will be solved by its productive and competent citizens, so we created a space for people to network, learn and most importantly get reskilled. We are striving to build a better Africa. 

Our Vision

  • Support entrepreneurs
  • Produce a competent population through education and reskilling
  • Encourage collaborative business culture (through art, business, and entertainment)
  • Promote technological advancement by encourage the youth to get involved in science & tech
  • Connect African entrepreneurs from different regions across the continent

We hope to achieve this through:

  • Reskilling programs
  • Hands-on workshops
  • Talks and fireside chats
  • Business idea pitch competitions
  • Exhibitions and entertianment events

The Hub will be utilized by not only our portfolio companies but other organizations that care about constantly improving their staff. 

We believe that; if as a society we produce a competent generation of people, regardless of where they live or work, it’s a win for the entire economy.  It’s common knowledge now that formal education alone is just not enough. There are so many graduates in Africa but are unemployable because of a lack of modern skills. Sometimes, what it takes for these graduates to make a switch is simply exposure to new ideas, technologies, and networking circles. Alfajiri Hub is a place where real mindset transformation happens.