#26: African AgriTech - Early opportunities for technology to scale Agriculture across Africa
Afrobility: Africa Tech & BusinessApril 05, 2021
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#26: African AgriTech - Early opportunities for technology to scale Agriculture across Africa

Overview: Today, we discuss the opportunity for Agriculture technology to make a difference in Africa. We'll start with some context of African Agriculture, discuss AgriTech in developed and emerging markets, analyze Agritech players across Africa & end with our overall outlook. This episode was recorded on Apr 4, 2021.


Companies discussed: Twiga Foods, Pula, SunCulture, Releaf, FarmCrowdy, DeHaat, Arya, WeFarm, Aerobiotics, Gro Intelligence, SwiftVee, Agroop, Pure Harvest, Naspers & Agrocenta


Business concepts discussed: Agriculture technology (AgTech, AgriTech or AgroTech), Agribusiness marketplaces, farming financing, Farmer market access opportunities & Agriculture insurance strategy


Conversation highlights:

  • (00:30) - Why we’re talking about AgriTech
  • (05:20) - AgriTech in developed markets
  • (08:50) - AgriTech in emerging markets countries - India
  • (11:30) - AgriTech startups in India - DeHaat, Arya
  • (15:30) - AgriTech in China
  • (16:50) - African Agriculture - background, challenges
  • (26:50) - AgriTech in Africa
  • (28:06) - AgriTech startups in East Africa
  • (40:40) - AgriTech startups in Southern Africa
  • (45:55) - AgriTech startups in Northern Africa
  • (48:44) - AgriTech  startups in West Africa
  • (58:20) - Bankole’s overall thoughts and outlook
  • (1:07:55) - Olumide’s overall thoughts and outlook
  • (1:14:35) - Recommendations and small wins



Olumide’s recommendations, small wins & open questions:


Bankole’s recommendations, small wins & open questions:


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