This year’s theme will be centered around “Defining the Future Farmer 4.0”. Envisioning how technology will transform the current role of the farmer and what this will become? What skills will be needed for the future farmer?
QualiTrace, a young Ghanaian startup providing a track & trace solution for agrochemical manufacturers and farmers, is trying to fight this battle that stems from the lack of proper government regulation on imports of agrochemicals.
Many Kenyan farms struggle for access to quality farming products like vaccines, fertilizers or diagnostic equipment; the farmers also find it hard to attain or acquire sound veterinary or technical expertise, according to Sidai.
Editor’s Note: Maciej Bulanda is the partnerships & communications manager at SmartHectar Innovations, a German innovation hub focused on agrifood and water. Together with entrepreneurship mentoring organization enpact, SmartHectar launched a joint venture enable West Africa to accelerate agrifood and water tech innovations in this emerging market.
Tritech Business Solutions Limited shall be launching the their Digital Farmer’s platform called Tritech Agric on the 1st of January 2019 by 11am at the company headquarters in Lagos, Nigeria.
Tritech Agric is the digital farming platform provided by Tritech Business Solutions Limited to empower cooperators in the food and agribusiness value chain cooperative societies through project funding.
Thought for Food founder and CEO Christine Gould said that since her competition looks for both impact and commercial viability, the finalists in the TFF Challenge offer much more geographic variety than other food and agtech competitions.
Wefarm uses AI technology to connect small-scale farmers to crowdsourced information by enabling them to share techniques and advice on anything from how to battle a disease to how to increase their income, through SMS or online in their own languages.
The prevalence of small farms on the African continent has meant growth in crop yields far lags other parts of the developed and developing worlds and means many of these new high tech tools are irrelevant to the African agricultural market.
The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has awarded a three-year, $6.1 million grant to the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center to expand and accelerate the development and deployment of improved varieties of sorghum for smallholder farmers.
Smallholder farmers have limited cash flow to be able to purchase new agtech, so SunCulture, and other agtech startups operating in the African region, have had to get creative in how they sell their wares.