Promoting climate-smart agriculture

Agriculture is a risky business in Africa due to dangers such as uncertain weather and poor rural infrastructure but a new detailed guide on the status of and opportunities for climate smart agriculture (CSA) could offer farmers the much needed break. The detailed guide for CSA that cover 14 African…

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Going beyond piloting technologies for agriculture

Creating and scaling up technologies to increase agricultural productivity and combat climate change in Sub-Saharan Africa requires formulating and implementing policy frameworks that use innovative solutions, experts say. These policies, according to the experts, should be synchronised from key sectors such as agriculture, energy and transport to help address the…

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Nigeria's Peatuce is developing a blockchain platform to help farmers

A newly founded Nigerian AgriTech startup, Peatuce, is looking to help Afrikan farmers become more profitable, productive and efficient. Founded in February 2018, Peatuce has a digital platform and also sources and distributes fresh produce for buyers, suppliers, local farmers. The team behind the AgriTech report that they also have…

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Kenya's Selina Wamucii gets $100,000 grant

Selina Wamucii, a mobile platform that shortens the agricultural supply chain in Kenya, has received a $100,000 grant from Expo Live, a global social impact programme. Selina Wamucii was founded in June 2015 by John Oroko and Gaita Kariuki, both of whom were born and raised in smallholder families.…

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