Did You Know solar power is saving lives in Africa?

Electricity remains to be a difficulty in many parts of Africa. Even where there is a access to a grid, there are problems with reliability. Many African cities run to the song of generators firing up during times of blackout and even then it is not everyone that is fortunate to have a generator, or … Continue reading Did You Know solar power is saving lives in Africa?

Did You Know Small holder farmers in Africa can earn a bigger income?

One of our predictions for this year is that there would be a lot of new technology around the agricultural sector. Agriculture is the backbone of African society. Currently, Africa is a net importer of food, leaving it vulnerable to international market prices and also making it difficult for farmers to compete against products that … Continue reading Did You Know Small holder farmers in Africa can earn a bigger income?

Did You Know you don’t need to go to your farm to be a farmer in Africa?

Throughout the year, we have written a lot about agricultural technology and innovation. From livestock insurance advances, to hemp, there is much going on in the world of African agriculture. All developed economies had a strong agricultural foundation before they industrialised and grew. Feeding your population is pivotal in maintaining economic growth, and developing a … Continue reading Did You Know you don’t need to go to your farm to be a farmer in Africa?

Did You Know Apps are assisting Zimbabwe’s Farmers?

Zimbabwe's economy has at times been the talk of the world. Pictures of people wheeling their money around in wheelbarrows were spread across the internet as hyper inflation took hold. The Reserve Bank even printed a Z$21 trillion bill to pay off debts owed to the International Monetary Fund. Much of the economic difficulties have been … Continue reading Did You Know Apps are assisting Zimbabwe’s Farmers?

Did You Know Cow Insurance is changing African farmers family nutrition?

It is hard to forget the images from the devastating drought in East Africa in the 1980's. LiveAid held its big concert to raise money for the victims of this enormous natural disaster and images flooded our TV's of emaciated Ethiopians, desperate for food and water. This is an image that Africa has been trying … Continue reading Did You Know Cow Insurance is changing African farmers family nutrition?

Did You Know Hemp could create change in Africa?

Inventive Africa is all about turning lives around with innovation.  It was an honor to receive the opportunity to write an article for the website.  The future of Africa and the World will not only rely on innovation- it will take food, clean energy and water, as well as sustainable buildings for Innovators to live … Continue reading Did You Know Hemp could create change in Africa?

Did you know what disruptive technology in Africa means?

In recent years there has been a lot of talk about disruptive innovation in Africa, but what exactly is it? The term, which was first coined by Clayton M. Christensen in 1995, means an innovation that creates a new market and value network, disrupting the existing market and value network and upsetting existing firms, products and … Continue reading Did you know what disruptive technology in Africa means?

Did you know the African Diaspora are also inspiring innovation?

When we talk about African innovation and technology we focus on the tremendous development coming out of the continent. We speak of the tech hubs and incubators spread across the continent and the impressive innovation coming out of Rwanda and Kenya. What we sometimes forget is that there are millions of skilled Africans living outside the … Continue reading Did you know the African Diaspora are also inspiring innovation?

Did you know innovation is making African agriculture cool again?

Last week the Africa Food Prize awarded Dr. Kanayo F.Nwanze, President of the Rome-based International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), in its inaugural event, for his "passionate advocacy in putting Africa's smallholder farmers at the centre of the global agricultural agenda." The African Food Prize  recognises an outstanding individual or institution that is leading the effort … Continue reading Did you know innovation is making African agriculture cool again?