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Field Intelligence announces

Field Intelligence, a Nigerian healthtech startup has announced its plans to expand into new cities across East and West Africa.

Formed in 2015 to transform the role of technology, business, and supply chain in sustainable, equitable development in Africa, the firm is planning to expand into Rivers, Edo, Kaduna, Kano, Enugu, Delta and Kwara States in Nigeria, and Eldoret, Mombasa, Kisumu and Naivasha in Kenya.

Quality healthcare across Africa

The expansion will build on Field Intelligence’s existing 700+ pharmacy membership, which has served over 1.4 million patients to accelerate quality frontline healthcare across Africa.

The firm in 2016 began development of Field Supply, an offline-first SaaS solution simplifying the process of digitizing and optimizing large-scale supply chains, and Forth, a fourth-party logistics service leveraging Field Supply with the mission to upskill Africa’s underutilized informal transport labor to extend last-mile delivery at scale.

Independent and franchise pharmacies can …

Kimani Chege Trends

The East African region is primarily agricultural-based with the sector contributing an average of two-thirds of GDP and providing jobs to the majority of citizens. It is a key tax earner for governments and serves as a solid base under which the region’s industries are based. Agribusiness contributes about 25 per cent of Africa’s GDP and a staggering 70 percent of its employment.

Global food demand is expected to increase by somewhere between 59 percent and 98 percent by 2050 as the world population reaches an estimated 9.7 billion.

Most of the region’s countries have an ideal climatic condition for agriculture and mainly rely on rain-fed agriculture. Kenya, the most developed economy in the region which interestingly has a diversified economy more than just agriculture is least endowed in rain-fed agriculture compared to Tanzania, Rwanda, and Uganda.…