Digitizing Value Chains in Africa

Agriculture in Africa is an approximately $300 billion per-year sector, driven largely by smallholder farmers. Improving the production and productivity of smallholders will be critical for the economic growth of African countries. However, agriculture financiers (e.g., governments and donors) and private companies find it challenging to reach smallholders to enable and incentivize production, provide inputs…

The Youth Are the Future For Agriculture in Africa

Africa’s future is banked on Agriculture which currently accounts for two thirds of livelihoods and food accounts for two thirds of the household budgets. Most farmers are about 55 years and life-expectancy averages between 55–60 years. We spend more than $35B in food imports to feed its growing population. This is worrying and could prove…

Africa’s Youth at the Centre of Building a Sustainable Future for Agriculture

Africa’s future is banked on Agriculture which currently accounts for two thirds of livelihoods and food accounts for two thirds of the household budgets. Most farmers are about 55 years and life-expectancy averages between 55–60 years. We spend more than $35B in food imports to feed its growing population. This is worrying and could prove…