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 in 2010, they really took off in 2016 and 2017 with the launch of 42 new startups. Kenya has been a pioneer in AgTech and remains the main market, but West Africa is becoming increasingly important, with Nigeria in second place followed by Ghana. According to the study by Disrupt Africa, these three countries represent more than 60% of agro-technological start-ups active in Africa.

“Behind the scenes, there has recently been a tremendous acceleration in the agri-technology market, and it’s one of the most interesting spaces to look at in Africa today,” said co-founder Gabriella Mulligan. from Disrupt Africa.

“Everyone knows how important agriculture is in Africa, but until recently, it was relatively untouched by technology innovators, who are changing suddenly as entrepreneurs and investors realize the magnitude of the challenges they face. farmers, “said Tom Jackson, also a co-founder of Disrupt Africa.

Startups are particularly involved in e-commerce for nearly 33% of them, but also in platforms for sharing information and knowledge while a significant number of entrepreneurs focus on providing FinTech solutions for farmers.

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Comme beaucoup de personnes j’ai connu l’Afrique à travers des stéréotypes : l’Afrique est pauvre, il y a la guerre, famine… Je suis devenu entrepreneur pour briser ces clichés et participer à la construction du continent. J’ai lancé plusieurs entreprises dont Kareea (Formation et développement web), Tutorys (Plate-forme de e-learning), AfrikanFunding (Plate-forme de crowdfunding). Après un échec sur ma startup Tutorys, à cause d’une mauvaise exécution Business, un manque de réseau, pas de mentor, je suis parti 6 mois en immersion dans l’écosystème Tech au Sénégal. J’ai rencontré de nombreux entrepreneurs passionnés, talentueux et déterminés. A mon retour sur Paris je décide de raconter leur histoire en créant le média AfrikaTech. L'objectif est de soutenir les entrepreneurs qui se battent quotidiennement en Afrique en leur offrant la visibilité, les connaissances, le réseautage et les capitaux nécessaires pour réussir. L'Afrique de demain se construit aujourd'hui ensemble. Rejoignez-nous ! LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/boubacardiallo

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