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

How Agroprocessing is the Best Deal for Youth Employment in Nigeria

In recent times, Nigerian governments at both states and federal levels have invested in 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

Biochar Farming for Soil Amendment and Sustainable Energy in Africa

The increasing population of many African countries, the continuous depletion of the soil in African farmlands, food and energy shortage in the continent has necessitated the adoption of sustainable agricultural technologies that can solve these problems. Biochar technology can be used to increase food security and cropland diversity in areas with severely depleted soils, scarce… Read More Biochar Farming for Soil Amendment and Sustainable Energy in Africa

Research Article: The Agricultural Sector of Sub-Saharan African Digital Economy

Abstract Digital technology is changing the way things are done globally and revolutionizing Sub-Saharan Africa. Digital Inclusion in the region is fast improving, as the region has the world’s fastest growing mobile penetration; and statistics show it will grow faster than every other region over the next five years. Mobile money is observed to play… Read More Research Article: The Agricultural Sector of Sub-Saharan African Digital Economy

Exclusive: The Role of ICT in Agriculture by Lilian Uwintwali

The EYE Africa Conference Series is an online conference on Agriculture, organised by Emerging Young Entrepreneur Initiative (EYE Africa). The event held on the 30th of November on Whats App was the 2nd in the series; it was led by two distinguished individuals among the youngest and biggest entrepreneurs in Agritech in Africa; Lilian Uwintwali from Rwanda… Read More Exclusive: The Role of ICT in Agriculture by Lilian Uwintwali