Africa Digital Economy Forum

According to study, Kenya is known to be the pioneer of the African AgricTech industry, with a great interest in West Africa, and during the last two years, there has been significant expansion and the production of three major AgricTech firms. Agriculture is an important component of human life because it is how humans provide food for themselves and the community at large.

Agriculture has traditionally produced using a primitive approach that is both stressful and time-consuming, taking a significant toll on most farmers’ physical bodies in the long run. However, technology has been able to bring solutions to these farming issues by developing machines that can assist in the field. The agricultural industry has a lot of room for innovation, and a new perspective on the sector might generate a lot of value for the African continent. Here are the top five African AgricTech companies that are doing well.

Agriprotein (Johannesburg South Africa): John Drew established it in 2016. They employ insects and technology to turn organic waste into valuable products including alternative protein for livestock and aquaculture feed, natural oil for animal feed, and organic soil enhancer.

Agriprotein (Johannesburg South Africa): John Drew established it in 2016. They employ insects and technology to turn organic waste into valuable products including alternative protein for livestock and aquaculture feed, natural oil for animal feed, and organic soil enhancer.

Agripredict (Lusaka, Zambia): gives farmers access to information that will assist them in identifying diseases Forecasting insect infestations and weather patterns. They provide weather forecasts to farmers to help them plan better. Mwiza Simbeye and Sikalinda Patrick started it.

Aerobotic (Cape Town, South Africa):  It is a data analytics firm that optimizes crop performance for farmers by employing aerial photography and machine learning algorithms. James Paterson, the CEO, and Benji Meltzer launched it in 2014.

Twiga foods (Nairobi, Kenya): Twiga Foods is a business-to-business food distribution company formed in 2014 by Peter Njojo and Grant Brooke. To improve African retail, the organization uses technology, contemporary distribution, and logistics. It links farmers and traders, allowing food to be sourced and delivered across Kenya.

Farmcrowdy (Lagos, Nigeria): Onyeka Akumah and four others launched it in 2016 as an agric tech firm. It was the first digital agriculture platform to connect farm sponsors with actual farmers in order to enhance food production.

Hello Tractor in Nairobi, Kenya, Agrocenta in Ghana, Agrimatic in Cairo, Egypt, Releaf in Akwa Ibom, Nigeria, Agrixtech in Yauonde, Cameroon, and coldhubs in Owerri, Nigeria are more agric tech businesses doing exciting things in the industry.

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