26 - 28 April 2021| VIRTUAL

26 - 28 April 2021

VIRTUAL

10:00-11:00

Reshaping the Agriculture Sector to Meet the Challenges of the Future

  • Discussing how the agriculture and food industry has been disrupted throughout the past year in terms of shifting trends and how different businesses, governments and regions have responded to the implications of the pandemic
  • Improving agricultural productivity: new investments and technology solutions needed
  • Exploring predictions for the future of the industry in terms of sustainability and innovation
  • Strategies and regulations to support feeding the world during global pandemics and climate change

11:00-11:10

Question Time


11:10-11:30

The Future of the Seed Industry After COVID-19


11:30-11:40

Question Time


11:45-12:15

Networking Break


12:15-12:35

Vertical Farming and Hydroponics in the MENA Region

  • The challenges and lessons learnt while running vertical and hydroponic farms
  • Alternative methods for effective irrigation and circulation in controlled environments
  • Methods and practical operation tips to reduce water and power consumption
  • Which crops perform well using these farming environments and which have failed

12:35-12:55

Case Study / Discussion: Sustainable Irrigation for the Future

  • Sustainable water management in agriculture under climate change
  • Best Practice

12:55-13:05

Question Time

10:00-10:20

Utilising AI and Precision Farming to Analyse and Improve Crop Performance

  • Looking into some key examples of precision farming technologies and how they can be implemented easily and cheaply
  • Discussing how to efficiently analyse crop performance and measure improvements
  • How governments and legislators can encourage and incentivise local farmers to adopt new, sustainable technologies
  • What key farms have been doing to maximise the technology and innovatively improve performance

10:20-10:30

Question Time


10:30-11:10

Panel Discussion: Increasing Productivity and Profitability in Greenhouse

  • Application of IOT Technology
  • Greenhouse Heating Systems Based on Geothermal Energy
  • Current Situation and Regional Technological Implementation

11:10-11:20

Question Time


11:20-11:40

Case Study Discussion: Innovation in Fertilizer Applications

  • Fertilizer consumption trends in MENA, Balkans and Russia

11:45-12:15

Networking Break


12:15-12:35

Interview: Biocontrol in Sustainable Agriculture

  • Bee pollination
  • Biocontrol application methods

12:35-12:45

Question Time

10:00-10:45

Panel Discussion: Biosecurity in Animal Farms and Best Practices to Prevent Disease

  • Biosecurity measures currently implemented on poultry farms around the region in order to be prepared against disease outbreaks
  • Practical measures and strategies that can be easily implemented to equip farms to contain any potential outbreaks of disease
  • Best practices for vaccination protocols, isolation, cleaning and disinfection
  • Discussion around prevention and guidelines for human and traffic flow for maximised control

10:45-10:55

Question Time


10:55-11:35

Panel Discussion: Achieving Sustainable and Innovative Aquaculture Practices

  • Exploring new sustainable technologies improving aquaculture environments, including details such as cage culture, fish processing and nutrient and data processing
  • Engaging dialog around feed, including original feed ingredients and improved feed efficiency as well as feeding systems and best management practice
  • Analysing fish health, investigating new disease issues affecting fish farms

11:35-11:45

Question Time


11:45-12:15

Networking Break


12:15-12:35

Reducing Agricultural and Food Waste and Efficiently Utilising Biowaste

Inefficient food distribution and food waste is a massive issue on a global scale. During this session, we will be looking into:

  • How to develop improved storage, processing and logistic processes to enhance produce shelf-life
  • Improving monitoring data and systems
  • Protecting produce against contamination and disease throughout transportation
  • A quick look into the various uses for biowaste globally

12:35-12:45

Question Time