The Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation (CTA) shut down its activities in December 2020 at the end of its mandate. The administrative closure of the Centre was completed in November 2021.
Sep 4

African Green Revolution Forum 2019 - Masterclass – Blockchain for smallholder agriculture: Hype or reality?

African Green Revolution Forum 2019 - Masterclass – Blockchain for smallholder agriculture: Hype or reality?

Event Overview

The masterclass is intended as a briefing to provide the audience with an overview of the following:

  • An idea of the breadth of applications in use which impact agriculture in Africa.
  • The potential positive and negative effects on smallholders.
  • Some of the initiatives being undertaken to ensure inclusive developments.
  • Highlight challenges, constraints and opportunities in blockchain applications for smallholder farmers.
  • Show possible ways forward to best apply and influence blockchain developments in Africa.

Host: Mr. Benito Eliasi, Capacity Development Advisor, Southern African Confederation of Agricultural Unions (SACAU)

Moderator: Mr. Ken Lohento, Program Coordinator, ICT4Ag, CTA

Speakers:

  • Mr. Henk van Cann, Co-Founder, Blockchain Workspace. “Overview of the Reality of Blockchain and Applications in Agriculture”
  • Ms. Dorothy Rambim, Head of Department Computer Science Department, Masinde Muliro University of Science and Technology (MMUST), Kenya. “Potential from a Developer: Application in Dairy Chain”.
  • Mr. Bolaji Akinboro, Co-Founder/Director, Cellulant
  • Mr. Emmanuel Noah, CEO, BenBen
  • Director of Agriculture and Blockchain Technology, AB InBev

Moderators

Ken Lohento

Sr Programme Coordinator, ICT4Ag, CTA

Speakers

Moderators

Ken Lohento

Sr Programme Coordinator, ICT4Ag, CTA