Without mincing words, the presence of agritech start-ups have been a breath of fresh air in the agriculture sector. With the exponential power of technology, farmers, traders and consumers are able to connect beyond the brick and mortar methods African Agriculture is familiar with. Innovative ideas ventures FarmCrowdy, Farmerline, M-Farm, and others have immensely revolutionized the agriculture sector.
Investments in Africa’s Agritech sector alone have registered at least $19-million invested in the last 24 months with 82 Agritech start-ups functioning across the continent. A report by Africa’s start-up portal, Disrupt Africa indicated Kenya, Nigeria and Ghana as the leading countries for over 60 percent of start-ups that are active on the continent.
With the growing pace of modern technology agriculture, Africa’s agriculture is heading into a new and successful direction. Technology has brought advancements that were previously considered as unthinkable using traditional methods.
Many Africans have risen to the task and brought innovative solutions to the challenges at hand with the establishment of agritech start-ups in Africa. It’s even more daunting to begin a technology venture that focuses majorly on a traditional sector such as agriculture. Certain passionate and brave African entrepreneurs have journeyed road less travelled. Here are some of Africa’s top Agritech founders and their ventures with which they are changing the agricultural landscape in Africa.