Africa is home to 25 percent of the world’s farmland, but just 10 percent of crops produced globally are generated on the continent. A vicious cycle exists here, but it is one being addressed by a host of African tech startups, eyeing wider opportunities.
Private-sector companies can find practical solutions to enter and grow in Africa’s agricultural market.
Africa’s reliance on imported foodstuff should remain a major concern at this time of global lockdown, as the continent was once a major exporter of agricultural products but it still possesses vast agricultural potential.
Empowering small-holder farmers across Africa achieves two crucial goals: first it promotes the continent’s food sustainability and second, it enhances incomes thus alienating poverty.