Digital and analytics in agriculture present an opportunity to provide goods and services at-scale to smallholder farmers in sub-Saharan Africa and inform improved decision-making for the public and private sectors. We are currently seeing multiple start-ups across sub-Saharan Africa innovating this approach in different ways. This symposium will consider what ecosystems, Partnerships, and infrastructures need to be in place for this to reach scale. Michael Hailu, director of CTA participates in the high-level panel Priorities in Creating an Agritech Ecosystem.
Contribution to the Policy Symposium: Agritech Development
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The Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA), based in Nairobi Kenya, is an alliance led by Africans with roots in farming communities across the continent. African farmers need uniquely African solutions designed to meet their specific environmental and agricultural needs so they can sustainably boost production and gain access to rapidly growing agriculture markets. AGRA’s mission is to trigger a uniquely African Green Revolution, transforming African agriculture to a sustainable system that lifts millions out of poverty.