Agribusiness

Africa is famous for its famine and food security problems. But it is much less so for its innovation in agriculture. It must be remedied. Everyone knows the issues related to agribusiness in Africa. But much less know the initiatives of the different African countries to fight against the difficulties of agriculture and supply of food of the most fragile populations. How, for example, in Ivory Coast, Ethiopia, Senegal or Ghana, among others.

AfrikaTech tries to regroup all the initiatives on the economic activities related to the agricultural sector (agribusiness) in the industrial, commercial and financial sectors: upstream inputs (fertilizers, pesticides, seeds, machines), farmers; downstream processing industries and the marketing of agricultural products.

The objective is to support and highlight entrepreneurs and startups who are fighting on a daily basis on African soil to build the agriculture and food sector of tomorrow, on the continent. The Africa of tomorrow is being built today, together.

AfrikaTech went to meet Modou NS Njie, a young Gambian entrepreneur, founder of Farm Fresh, online food store and online delivery service No. 1 in The Gambia, focused on promoting local products. The entrepreneur recently won the Seedstars contest for The Gambia, where he presented his project named Money Farm. Introduce yourself and your journey Modou …

From vegetables to cereals to fruits, the problem of post-harvest losses (PPR) are most acute on the African continent. While the continent’s food demand is expected to explode in the coming years, their reduction remains crucial to improve the results of African agriculture. In the agricultural sector, post-harvest losses refer to the food losses that …

In just two years, Farmcrowdy, a company founded by Onyeka Akumah, raised $ 7 million, which helped finance nearly 8,000 farmers in Nigeria. A model that has convinced the American accelerator Techstars with which the start-up raised $ 1 million, and will soon be extended to Mali and Ghana. Onyeka Akumah is not his first …

Drones, apps, reality shows, showcasing agricultural entrepreneurship: Africa is currently engaged in the battle to make agriculture attractive to young people. Although employing 65% of the population and contributing to 36% of GDP, it is clear that the sector is no longer able to “attract” youth. One of the main explanations is the migratory phenomenon …

One of the sessions of the Agriculture Green Revolution Forum (AGRF) focused on this major issue on Friday, September 07, 2018. If former British Prime Minister Tony Blair has advocated the application of the system he calls “4 P “, Xavier Leprince, Deputy General Manager of Syngenta Agro France, offers three solutions. In the meantime, …

With Eleis Farm, two Guinean brothers have embarked on the adventure of equitable palm oil, introducing the blockchain to certify their production. The Barry brothers launched their social enterprise in 2014, with a few thousand dollars in savings. Two phone calls successively received by Hafi, the eldest, create a click. The first comes from an …

The Agri Agri PME electronic application already makes more than 172,418 happy producers thanks to the use of this electronic purse. This application made available to farmers two years ago, allows farmers who subscribe to a mobile phone network to use their mobile phone to buy fertilizers, pay bills or receive subsidies. For the Minister …

“Do you want to see what billions of dollars are in pregnancy? Okocha, jeans and sneakers on his feet, plunges into a small modern house lost in the countryside of Abeokuta, in southern Nigeria. Behind the door are spread a thousand seedlings of sweet potato. “With that, we can produce millions of other seedlings,” says …

Founded by Boubacar Aliou Diallo, a 29-year-old Guinean farmer with a passion for agriculture, Safiagribusiness & Services is a company specializing in the production, processing and marketing of agricultural products. “Our mission is to provide agricultural and livestock products in quality and quantity to rural and urban populations to meet the pressing demands of our …

Introduce 22,000 young people, at least 60% of whom are women, into the agricultural sector. This is the goal that will be reached within 5 years, the project Feed the Future Senegal Youth in Agriculture, thanks among other things to a financing of $ 4 million (more than 2 billion CFA francs). A project to …

The AgTech sector, the new technologies serving agriculture, is booming on the African continent. The number of startups has increased by 110% in the last two years and over $ 19 million has been invested over this period. Today, some 82 agro-technology startups operate in 16 African countries. If startups are present on this theme …

Jus Délice, a Togolese company with a capital of approximately € 15,000 (exactly 10 million FCFA), created only in January 2017, has just raised € 2.6 million (1.7 billion FCFA) from the Moringa fund, private equity fund specializing in agroforestry projects in sub-Saharan Africa and Latin America.   This deal is the third ranking for …

MANEKY GROUPE is an Ivorian company engaged in the promotion of local products and in some agricultural development projects. The group is also promoting a value-added “citizens” food label through its “Trésor De Nos Traditions” brand. Tiédé Manuel OULOTO has found a place in the local chocolate processing industry in Côte d’Ivoire. Combining agriculture with …

Strengthening cross-border trade in East Africa is a priority objective in the sub-region. To achieve this, East African Community member countries are considering the deployment of a mobile application that will provide access to the necessary market information in real time. The member countries of the East African Community (EAC) plan to launch a mobile …

The minister in charge of the accompaniment and mutualization of farmers’ organizations, Moustapha Lô Diatta, noted the importance of digitization in improving agricultural performance, particularly in view of the experience of Senegal which has made the use of information and communication technology (ICT) as a “key factor in agriculture”. “Today, we are talking about value …