The Event

Call for Papers

The Agriculture and Food Authority-Sugar Directorate is delighted to invite you to submit your research papers and presentations for the upcoming Sugar Industry Innovation Symposium, themed "Towards Self-Sufficiency." The event will convene key stakeholders, experts, policymakers, researchers, innovators, and industry players from the global sugar sector to address the pressing challenges and opportunities facing the industry in Kenya. This symposium aims to foster collaborations, knowledge exchange, and exploration of innovative solutions to address the challenges faced by the Kenyan sugar industry while paving the way towards a more self-sufficient and sustainable sugar industry.

Thematic Areas

  • Improving value for the smallholder sugarcane farmer 1
  • Unlocking soil potential for improved sugarcane productivity 2
  • Modern milling technologies in the sugar industry 3
  • Adoption of mechanization to improve efficiency 4
  • Leveraging digital innovations in the sugar industry 5
  • Sugar value chain financing 6
  • Climate change resilience and mitigation 7
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Important Dates

  • Abstracts Submission Deadline: 15th October 2023

  • Notification of Acceptance: 30th October 2023

  • Symposium Dates: 5th – 7th December 2023

Important Information and Submission Guidelines

  • Abstracts should be submitted electronically in PDF format via email to The subject line should read "Sugar Industry Innovation Symposium 2023.”
  • The abstract should contain the title, name of author(s), correspondent email address, telephone contact, institutional affiliation(optional) and thematic area being addressed.
  • The abstract should be a maximum of 300 words; use Times New Roman, font size 12 and single space.
  • Qualified authors/innovators will be notified and invited to submit their full papers for presentation during the 2nd Annual Sugar Industry Innovation Symposium.
  • The symposium will have exhibition opportunities available to individuals, organizations and institutions. For more details on the exhibitions and partnerships, contact the planning committee through email address
  • For detailed information about the thematic areas and innovation categories, please refer to the symposium website

Interested in Booking an Exhibition Space?

Local (Kenyan) Exhibitor Registration costs Kes. 14,999
Regional, Eastern Africa Exhibitor Registration costs USD 200
International (All Other Regions) Registration Costs USD 500
Payments can be made via cheque, bank transfer to the National Bank of Kenya, Hill Branch, Account Name, AFA-Sugar Directorate, Account Number 01001031599900, or using MPesa Paybill 625625 to account 01001031599900

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Register now to join the Revolution.

Engage in thought-provoking sessions, connect with industry leaders, showcase your innovative solutions, and make valuable connections in this dynamic event.