Cracking the Nut 2018: Promoting Agriculture Technology Adoption and Resilience

Event location: 
Antigua, Guatemala
12 Jun 2018 - 13 Jun 2018

The 2018 Cracking the Nut Conference 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 innovations 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.

Conference Registration Fees:

  • Cracking the Nut Conference (early bird*): USD 595;
  • Cracking the Nut Conference + Ag VCF Training (early bird*): USD 1490;
  • Cracking the Nut Conference (regular): USD 795;
  • Cracking the Nut Conference + Ag VCF Training (regular): USD 1690.


Registration Deadline: 
04 May 2018
Contact email: 
[email protected]
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