9 top agritech start-ups transforming farming in Africa

Sub-Saharan Africa’s agritech businesses are using IoT, drones, automation, AI and mobile technology to enhance agriculture in the region.

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Agriculture is one of Africa's largest and most important sectors. Not only do the region's farms provide food for the continent's enormous population, they also serve as an economic lifeline for the countries across Africa that have a wealth of agricultural resources.

According to 2018 data from the United Nations' Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO), about 54% of Africa's working class rely on the agricultural sector for their income and employment. But farmers across the continent have the odds stacked against them. Drastic fluctuations in weather patterns, a growing population and struggling economies have put the industry on the back foot.

In an attempt to address these issues, African agritech start-ups are looking to improve outdated farming practices using cutting edge technologies. With the help of drones, automated irrigation systems, intelligent software analysis, smart soil management, satellite photography and IoT networks, these ventures are helping farmers to boost productivity, improve yields and up their overall efficiency

Below, we list several African agritech companies that are challenging the agriculture status quo.


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