The backbone of Africa, the agricultural sector is often overlooked by policy. Fortunately, there is a lot of important innovation happening around the sector, which will hopefully push African agriculture to a place where it stops relying on food imports from outside of the continent. SAYeTECH are one of these startups at the forefront of … Continue reading Did You Know farming is getting easier in Africa
Money makes the world go round..right? Well, maybe the tides are turning, and there is another influencer that is pulling the strings of the world. Data! Data and its analysis is influencing our daily lives constantly, whether at home sitting on the sofa watching Netflix, or in the work place, trying to work out how … Continue reading Did You Know data could create a booming agricultural sector in Africa?
Yesterday, 12th April 2018, I sat in the audience of the Seedstars Summit filled with pride. After a few days of activities, the grande finale showcased Seedstars' best innovations of the year. Over the course of the year, the Seedstars team, who are positioned in emerging markets around the world, search for the best innovations … Continue reading Did You Know Africa had the most successful innovations at Seedstars?
Last week the Next Einstein Forum took place in Nairobi, which brought together some of the greatest minds in Africa, scientists as well as business leaders, to promote African scientific excellence, as encourage the future of Africa's mathematical and scientific sector. For a general overview of the happenings of the event, including the inauguration of … Continue reading Did You Know Einstein like brains are enabling African Innovation?
Another year is already over, and it has been an exciting one! As Christmas approaches, and 2018 peaks its head over the horizon, it is time to look back on 2017 and enjoy the innovative gifts that it has brought us from Africa! The innovative African year has followed the expected trends with Fintech, Agriculture, … Continue reading Did You Know 2017 was an exciting year for African innovation?
Last week, AppsAfrica announced their finalists for this years awards. Their awards ceremony will take place in Cape Town on the 6th of November 2017. We featured some of our favourites in our previous blog, but with such an exciting array of innovations, there simply wasn't enough space to feature more. So, in this blog, … Continue reading Did You Know you can find anywhere in the world with just 3 words?
Owning a cow or other livestock is not an easy thing. Of course, if your family has owned cows for generations, skills are passed down. But, for those that have only few cows, or are finding it difficult to maintain the herd, it is important to have information at hand, quickly. There are often many … Continue reading Did You Know you can look after your cows with an App in Africa?
Agriculture, as we have said many times before, is the foundation of development across Africa. With a huge amount of small holder farmers and arable land across the continent, the potential for Africa to feed itself and not rely foreign food imports. Technology is enabling small farmers to change and develop their farms. There are … Continue reading Did You Know farmers in Ghana can access tractors using an app?
Agriculture is an area of tremendous opportunity in Africa. It is also a sector that needs substantial investment, so that Africa can feed itself and lessen the reliance on foreign imports. In a time where climate change is threatening to make farming even more challenging in Africa, and urbanisation is taking the labour force away … Continue reading Did You Know 3D urban farming in Africa is a thing?
Without farms, we wouldn't survive. Well some of us may manage to scavenge for food, maybe even pick up hunting again, but life would not be the same again. The life of a farmer is not plain sailing. There are many hurdles to cross whether they are growing crops or producing livestock. The weather, disease … Continue reading Did You Know drones and better seeds will feed Africa and the world?