A representative and non-exhaustive selection of these companies have been visualized in this African Agtech Market Map, into nine categories by AgFunder and The Seed Project.
Startups of various kinds are branching out from the world of agrifood tech into the world of fintech, both to make their products more accessible to their target customers and to generate more value from their core offerings.
For 2017 UN World Food Day the organization is focusing on the challenges that forced migration brings to the world's 500 million smallholder farms.
There's a real risk that the biggest agricultural companies in the world right now might not be the same in 10 years’ time. That doesn't have to be the case, but if you look at the data, it's not hard to imagine it happening, writes Paul Cuatrecasas.
Today, Agrihive, a collaborative organization that launched during the worst drought in Australian history, has launched Farmecco, a fintech platform for farmers aimed at improving their financial literacy.
FarmDrive is using big data to create credit scores for smallholders farmers, enabling local banks to lend to them.