Agrotech Day 2022

AGROTECH, key to development in Africa

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Involving more than 60% of the active population on the continent and constituting nearly 32% of GDP, the agri-food sector represents a major challenge for the development of Africa in general and for Senegal, in the northern region in particular. But there are many obstacles to its development: access to inputs and financing, the modernisation of agriculture, climate change and the rise in raw materials... 

Today, with the need to progressively and profoundly transform the agri-food sector by using digital technologies, innovative initiatives are appearing on the African continent in general and in Senegal in particular to accelerate the development of this sector. 

What are the challenges and stakes of this digitalization? What are the practical cases that exist today? What is the potential of agrotech in creating employment? This day dedicated to agrotech will provide clear answers to these questions.



Wednesday 30th Nov 2022  - Incubateur de l'Université Gaston Berger de Saint Louis


  • 09:45  : End of the set-up

  • 10:00 : Welcome (by UGB Incubator)

  • 10:10 : Welcome (by Kaikai, ITC and CER FRANCE)

First panel

  • 10:30 : Panel on the Challenges of the Digital Transformation of Agriculture in Senegal  with the panelist :

    • Assane Kane : CGER

    • Pr. Faroukh Niass : Director of the UFR of Agronomic Sciences, Aquaculture and Technologies of UGB

    • Mamadou Sall : BaySeddo

    • Jean Christophe Claus : CER FRANCE

    • Meïssa Mbaye : Coordinator CEA-MITIC 

  • 11:30 : Testimonies of Cooperative societies

  • 11:45 : Questions and reactions from the audience

12:30 -Lunch Break

Solutions and case studies

  • 12:30  : Solutions fair with the different actors

  • 14:30  : Pitch of innovative solutions  with the different actors, students and partners

  • 15:30 : Case study of the CGER digitisation project by Abdou Khadre Ndiaye

Second panel

  • 16:00  :  Panel on How can Agrotech contribute to reducing youth unemployment? with the panelists :

    • Daniel Annerose : Manobi

    • Matthieu Ségard : GIZ Invest For Jobs

    • Malick Ndiaye - CGER Walo

    • Fatou Kamara SANGARE : D2IPS

    • Thierno Sakho : CEO Proxalys / Projet PACAO 

  • 17:00 : Questions and reactions from the audience


  • 17:45 : Cocktail and networking

  • 18:30 :  En of the event


  • SMEs in the agricultural sector 

  • Non-profit organisations

  • Donors

  • Public funding and support agencies for SMEs

  • The Agrotech startup ecosystem

  • Producer organisations (POs)

  • Students in the agricultural sector



Date & Time
30 November 2022
09:00 19:00 UTC

Incubateur de l'UGB, Saint Louis

Université Gaston Berger de Saint-Louis
Saint Louis
--Incubateur de l'UGB, Saint Louis--


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