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Cracking the Nut '18: Promoting agricultural technology adoption and resilience

12 Jun 2018 to 13 Jun 2018

The 2018 Cracking the Nut conference will take place on June 12-13, 2018 in Antigua, Guatemalaand 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.