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A brighter future for Southeast Asian`s agri-food sector

Beyond showcasing technology, the Agritechnica Asia 2024 (22nd to 24th May in Bangkok) served as a valuable platform for knowledge sharing and collaboration. The resounding success of Agritechnica Asia 2024 underscores the tremendous potential for growth and innovation in Southeast Asian agriculture. The event fostered a spirit of optimism and collaboration, paving the way for a future where technology empowers farmers to achieve greater yields, improve resource management, and ensure long-term agricultural sustainability. Key takeaways are:

  • Record-breaking attendance highlights the growing importance of Agritechnica Asia as a platform for agricultural innovation in South East Asia With 12,000 visitors from 73 countries and an international participation rate of 48%, Bangkok became the hub of Asia’s agriculture community.
  • Leading manufacturers showcased cutting-edge technologies in precision farming, robotics, and sustainable agriculture. The 353 exhibitors from 28 countries represented a 40% increase in the number of exhibiting companies.
  • Knowledge sharing and collaboration were central themes, with a focus on addressing challenges like climate change and economic efficiency.
  • The event fosters optimism for a future of sustainable and productive agriculture in Southeast Asia.

Beyond showcasing technology, Agritechnica Asia 2024 served as a valuable platform for knowledge sharing and collaboration. The DLG Regional Expert Committee for Southeast Asian, established in 2022, played a pivotal role. This year, the committee made significant progress by outlining a comprehensive research and development strategy driven by the expertise of its members. This member-driven strategy is a significant development, as it ensures that research efforts are targeted towards the most pressing challenges faced by Southeast Asian agriculture. A series of insightful conferences were also hosted by the committee, addressing crucial challenges facing the region, including digitalization, economic efficiency, and adaptation to a changing climate.