Kenyan Agritech Startup Selina Wamucii Gets $100,000 from Global Social Impact Program

Selina Wamucii, a Kenya based mobile phone – driven sourcing platform for fresh produce from African smallholder farmers, has received USD 100,000 grant from global social impact programme Expo Live, run by organisers of the next World Expo, Expo 2020 Dubai. According to the press release by Expo 2020 Dubai on 14th May 2018, some… Read More Kenyan Agritech Startup Selina Wamucii Gets $100,000 from Global Social Impact Program

Why Only Fintech by Mobile Network Operators Can Disrupt Nigeria’s Financial Sector

The increasing usage of mobile phones and the growing middle class has not only created huge opportunities in the financial sector in Africa, it has led to the development of financial technology (fintech) and the emergence of fintech provider. The term “fintech” refers to this new financial industry that relies on innovative technologies and business models… Read More Why Only Fintech by Mobile Network Operators Can Disrupt Nigeria’s Financial Sector

How Agroprocessing is the Best Deal for Youth Employment in Nigeria

In recent times, Nigerian governments at both states and federal levels have invest on agriculture and encouraged people to go into farming. There has been more focus on crop cultivation and animal farming, and results have started coming in. According to a news report on a study by the National Agricultural Extension and Research Liaison… Read More How Agroprocessing is the Best Deal for Youth Employment in Nigeria

FarmCrowdy: Why Crowd-Sourcing for Agricultural Financing is the Way to Go

In a nation where institutions are too weak to provide important social and economic amenities for citizens, the concept of maximizing or utilising masses of individuals to solve a large problem can be a massive game changer. Many years of bad government policies in Nigeria have made agricultural financing a ‘rocket science’. Most farmers do… Read More FarmCrowdy: Why Crowd-Sourcing for Agricultural Financing is the Way to Go

Online Presence for Small Business: Facebook Page vs Website

Small businesses in Africa are mainly services or retail operations such as convenience stores, small grocery stores, bakeries or delicatessens, restaurants, guest houses, or tradespeople (e.g., carpenters, electricians, hairdressers, photographers), very small-scale manufacturing, and Internet-related businesses such as web design and computer programming. Some professionals operate as small businesses, such as lawyers, accountants, dentists and… Read More Online Presence for Small Business: Facebook Page vs Website