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Cracking the Nut 2018: Promoting Agriculture Technology Adoption and Resilience

Tuesday, June 12, 2018 to Wednesday, June 13, 2018

We are pleased to announce that the next Cracking the Nut conference will take place on June 12-13, 2018 in Antigua, Guatemala and will focus on encouraging the uptake of new technologies for agriculture and access to finance, in a way that promotes resilience.  Connexus Corporation is working with the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), Catholic Relief Services (CRS), and Chemonics International to organize a two-day learning event and technology fair, which will highlight the broad range of technologies and approaches available to mitigate and adapt to global changes related to rural and agricultural development.

The event will include a Technology Fair, where firms can showcase the latest innnovations and demonstrate how they can improve lives for smallholder farmers and the rural poor, increase incomes and reduce waste. By bringing together some of the leading experts in sustainable agriculture from the private sector, governments, donors and development practitioners, we will identify ways to work together more efficiently and effectively to address global hunger and climate change. As always, the conference will benefit from an Advisory Committee, comprised of some of the top public and private sector change agents in agribusiness and technology development, finance, and investment, who will identify interesting speakers and panelists and will oversee a competitive selection of presenters for break-out sessions.

This two-day event will bring together approximately 300 of the world’s leading industry thought leaders from private sector companies, financial institutions, investors, donors, and development practitioners to discuss “tough nuts” related to promoting agriculture technology adoption and resilience.

Themes for Cracking the Nut 2018:

  • Introducing Technologies in Support of Climate Resilience;
  • Promoting Sustainable Natural Resource Use and Poverty Reduction;
  • Using Digital Platforms to Facilitate Agricultural Knowledge & Finance.