Browsing: mechanization of agriculture in Africa

  • Agritech Analytics has received global and local recognition by onboarding at least 3,880 farmers.
  • Maryanne Gichanga participated in the COP27 Youth Adaptation Challenge in Egypt and won by a landslide.
  • In 2022, many investors backed up startups developing biological fertilizers, vertical farms and robots.

A young African woman is changing the pace of agriculture by implementing agritech to sustain her new livelihood. This Kenyan agripreneuer has discovered her green thumb by applying data analysis to detect pests and account for the resources a farm requires depending on size.

This innovative ex-banker is proving that Agritech is the next phase of Africa’s oldest and long-lasting economic activity. Africa’s digital transformation might encompass more than our manufacturing and financial industries.

Kenya’s queen of agritech

It is common knowledge that agriculture in Africa is a significant economic activity. Small-scale farmers from all over the continent bank their lives and their next meals to

Current food security insights in Africa.
  • Agriculture employs a considerable proportion of the African population and contributes a sizable portion of the continent's GDP
  • In a study issued in February 2022, the Global Hunger Initiative stated that 45 million people in 43 African nations risked starvation
  • Food availability has long been recognized as a crucial factor in achieving long-term economic success

"Economic growth is only sustainable if all nations have food security," says Maximo Torero of the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI). He states, "Without a country-owned and led food security policy, global, regional, and national economic growth would face challenges and additional expenses."

Food availability has long been recognized as a crucial factor in achieving long-term economic success. Food is also seen as essential to the emotional and physical well-being of people in any community. As a result, any food-insecure society is likely to suffer major human capital issues and, as a result, growth…