The Former President of Nigeria, Goodluck Jonathan, went to Nairobi, Kenya, on October 29 2023, to attend the African Conference on Agricultural Technologies (ACAT) organized by the African Agricultural Technology Foundation (AATF).
Goodluck Jonathan’s approach was to have a fruitful discussion on ways of improving agriculture and food systems in Africa as well as boosting investments in the sector, leveraging technology and innovative solutions.
The former president of Nigeria, Goodluck Jonathan, is also a trained biologist and a proponent of agricultural technologies.
Goodluck Jonathan opines that Africa needs technologies to improve agricultural productivity.
The African Conference on Agricultural Technologies (ACAT) event started in Nairobi, Kenya, on October 30. The main aim of the ACAT is to strengthen Agricultural Resilience through Innovation. ACAT is a hub of emerging tech, groundbreaking innovations, and a platform for networking and knowledge-sharing.
Senator Linturi Franklin Mithika also reached Safari Park for the official opening of Day 2 of the African Conference on Agricultural Technologies (ACAT).
Mithila felt honoured to be in the company of Agricultural Technologies’ high-level Ambassador and former president of Nigeria, Goodluck Jonathan, alongside P.S. Dr Paul Ronoh and other esteemed dignitaries.
Mithila shared the commitment of the President of Kenya, William Samoei Ruto, to create an enabling environment for modern agricultural technology. He also called on governments and organizations worldwide to collaborate with Kenya in unlocking agriculture’s potential for economic growth.
Along with this, he also added that Science, Technology, and Innovation are our key tools for food and nutrition security. Let’s combat climate change’s impact on African agriculture through technology.
Furthermore, Board Chair of Trustees, AATF, Prof. Aggrey Ambali, said, “Agriculture continues to play a pivotal role in meeting the food needs of a growing global African population that is estimated to reach 1.8 billion by 2035.”
He further added, “African countries are making remarkable progress in the adoption of improved agricultural technologies that are bolstering the food and nutrition security resolve and overcoming farm productivity constraints with smallholder farmers’ livelihoods being transformed through agricultural innovations.”