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.

Africa has a large number of untapped arable land reserves. Despite the fact that agriculture contributes more than 62% of the continent’s gross domestic product, it continues to import more than $ 4 billion in food products. Agriculture has a prominent place in achieving Africa’s development goals. As a motor of job creation, agriculture constitutes …

In Africa, traditional female entrepreneurship is quite informal, but more or less widespread depending on the region. It should be noted that women entrepreneurs stood out, and still stand out today through their micro-activities whose income allows them to meet the needs of their families. Governmental, non-governmental and even international institutions have set up, over …

A new climate-smart varieties project aimed at strengthening the resilience of rural communities in the Sahel to climate change by installing modern equipment and infrastructure for the selection of varieties of five crops will be launched on Monday, March 9, 2020 at Dakar, Senegal. Funded by the European Union, the project “Strengthening networks and institutional …

The young Togolese entrepreneur Komi Dovi Koudou (photo), manager of the start-up NATUTHE KINKELIBA aims to move on to the industrial phase of its production. It expects, in this perspective, a sum of 124 million FCFA to be mobilized. In an interview with Togo First, the one who is crowned best 2019 senior entrepreneur in …

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 …

The Guinean government launched last week the country’s first industrial cashew processing plant in Kankan, Upper Guinea, reports Commodafrica. With an installed processing capacity of 10,000 tonnes of raw material per year, the unit is expected to provide employment for 500 people over time. It was made possible thanks to an investment by Diaouné Agro-Industrie, …

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 …

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