Digital Agriculture Solutions and Services

Agrinfo strive to increase efficiency through the use of information technologies to collect and analyze data so as to give insights to farmers and value chain players to enable their decision making process. Their products and services allow them to mobilize efforts to contribute to four of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.

Name of Innovator: Rose Funja
Website: https://www.agrinfo.co.tz/
Country: Tanzania
Value Chain: Technology & innovation

Agrinfo strive to increase efficiency through the use of information technologies to collect and analyze data so as to give insights to farmers and value chain players to enable their decision making process. Their products and services allow them to mobilize efforts to contribute to four of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.

Name of Innovator: Rose Funja
Website: https://www.agrinfo.co.tz/
Country: Tanzania
Value Chain: Technology & innovation

Digital Marketplace for Smallholder Farmers

Tulaa provides smallholder farmers with quality agricultural inputs on credit and brokers the sale of their crop at harvest time. Launched in 2017, we use mobile technology and artificial intelligence to smartly connect farmers, input suppliers, and buyers in a digital marketplace.

Name of Innovator: Hillary Miller-Wise
Website: https://www.tulaa.io/#who
Country: Kenya
Value Chain: Financial Services

Tulaa provides smallholder farmers with quality agricultural inputs on credit and brokers the sale of their crop at harvest time. Launched in 2017, we use mobile technology and artificial intelligence to smartly connect farmers, input suppliers, and buyers in a digital marketplace.

Name of Innovator: Hillary Miller-Wise
Website: https://www.tulaa.io/#who
Country: Kenya
Value Chain: Financial Services

Digital Value Chain Solutions

Agro Innova is an agritech company that focuses on using digital technologies to tackle problems in the agricultural value chain. The company deploys a suite of software tools and technology-enabled platforms which help to streamline various processes across the agricultural sector.

Name of Innovator: Ofosu Agyemang Patrick and Moses Mallaghan
Website: https://agroinnovagh.com/
Country: Ghana
Value Chain: Technology & innovation

Agro Innova is an agritech company that focuses on using digital technologies to tackle problems in the agricultural value chain. The company deploys a suite of software tools and technology-enabled platforms which help to streamline various processes across the agricultural sector.

Name of Innovator: Ofosu Agyemang Patrick and Moses Mallaghan
Website: https://agroinnovagh.com/
Country: Ghana
Value Chain: Technology & innovation

Digital Solutions and Services

Esoko provides innovative tools and services to organizations and individuals looking to make an impact – on their beneficiaries, with their work and in the world. Over time they have developed digital tools and services to help not only farmers, but also to help agribusinesses and development organizations reach rural communities with services and solutions that help improve their livelihoods.

Name of Innovator: Mark Davies
Website: https://esoko.com/
Country: Ghana
Value Chain: Technology & innovation

Esoko provides innovative tools and services to organizations and individuals looking to make an impact – on their beneficiaries, with their work and in the world. Over time they have developed digital tools and services to help not only farmers, but also to help agribusinesses and development organizations reach rural communities with services and solutions that help improve their livelihoods.

Name of Innovator: Mark Davies
Website: https://esoko.com/
Country: Ghana
Value Chain: Technology & innovation

Crowdfunding Mobile App

Livestock Wealth enables anyone to own real farm assets as they grow on a farm and earn income at harvest. They connect investors looking to buy farm assets to farmers who grow and maintain those assets until harvest. The assets could be pregnant cows, free-range oxen, organic garden tunnels and macadamia trees. They call this innovation, crowdfarming™.

Name of Innovator: Ntuthuko Shezi
Website: https://www.livestockwealth.com/#/home
Country: South Africa
Value Chain: Technology & innovation

Livestock Wealth enables anyone to own real farm assets as they grow on a farm and earn income at harvest. They connect investors looking to buy farm assets to farmers who grow and maintain those assets until harvest. The assets could be pregnant cows, free-range oxen, organic garden tunnels and macadamia trees. They call this innovation, crowdfarming™.

Name of Innovator: Ntuthuko Shezi
Website: https://www.livestockwealth.com/#/home
Country: South Africa
Value Chain: Technology & innovation

Digital Food Distribution Platform

Agrocenta was created to improve the agricultural value chain in Ghana by solving two critical problems rural-based smallholder farmers faced namely, access to market and access to finance, be it formal or informal. Their AgroTrade and AgroPay platforms solve these two problems. AgroTrade is a comprehensive supply chain platform that has smallholder farmers on one end and large off-takers on the other end so they can trade directly. AgroPay, their financial inclusion platform provides any smallholder farmer who has traded on AgroTrade with a financial (‘bank’) statement they can use to get access to finance.

Name of Innovator: Francis Obirikorang and Michael K. Ocansey
Website: https://agrocenta.com/
Country: Ghana
Value Chain: Technology & innovation

Agrocenta was created to improve the agricultural value chain in Ghana by solving two critical problems rural-based smallholder farmers faced namely, access to market and access to finance, be it formal or informal. Their AgroTrade and AgroPay platforms solve these two problems. AgroTrade is a comprehensive supply chain platform that has smallholder farmers on one end and large off-takers on the other end so they can trade directly. AgroPay, their financial inclusion platform provides any smallholder farmer who has traded on AgroTrade with a financial (‘bank’) statement they can use to get access to finance.

Name of Innovator: Francis Obirikorang and Michael K. Ocansey
Website: https://agrocenta.com/
Country: Ghana
Value Chain: Technology & innovation

Mobile Solar Powered Cold Rooms

Solar Freeze is an innovative system to help smallholder farmers effectively deal with post-harvest loss through a holistic approach from storage to transportation and selling produce by using renewable energy. From the farm gate through mobile solar powered cold rooms to the transportation of fresh produce via energy efficient trucks and finally to the end consumer, all will benefit from reduced prices of food and better nutrition from our innovation .

Name of Innovator: Dysmus Kisilu
Website: http://www.solarfreeze.co.ke/
Country: Kenya
Value Chain: Storage

Solar Freeze is an innovative system to help smallholder farmers effectively deal with post-harvest loss through a holistic approach from storage to transportation and selling produce by using renewable energy. From the farm gate through mobile solar powered cold rooms to the transportation of fresh produce via energy efficient trucks and finally to the end consumer, all will benefit from reduced prices of food and better nutrition from our innovation .

Name of Innovator: Dysmus Kisilu
Website: http://www.solarfreeze.co.ke/
Country: Kenya
Value Chain: Storage

Remote Crop Monitoring

WeFly Agri is an Ivorian company that provides user-friendly, drone-enabled technologies and services developed exclusively for agriculture in Africa. Their promise is to give farmers eyes in the sky to remotely monitor crop progress, identify production inefficiencies and enable better crop management. Thanks to their drones’ advanced imaging capabilities, they empower farmers and give them new ways to increase yields, reduce costs and maximize productivity.

Name of Innovator: Joseph-Olivier Biley and Steeve Camara
Website: https://www.weflyagri.com/en/
Country: Cote d’Ivoire
Value Chain: Technology & innovation

WeFly Agri is an Ivorian company that provides user-friendly, drone-enabled technologies and services developed exclusively for agriculture in Africa. Their promise is to give farmers eyes in the sky to remotely monitor crop progress, identify production inefficiencies and enable better crop management. Thanks to their drones’ advanced imaging capabilities, they empower farmers and give them new ways to increase yields, reduce costs and maximize productivity.

Name of Innovator: Joseph-Olivier Biley and Steeve Camara
Website: https://www.weflyagri.com/en/
Country: Cote d’Ivoire
Value Chain: Technology & innovation

Crowdfunding Mobile App

Agrikaab is a mission-driven agrifood tech startup that enables investment in agriculture in East Africa. The Agrikaab app allows people from all over the world to invest in farms in Somalia and create jobs for the nomads. Agrikaab’s mission is to create a new generation of farmers, contribute to the food security of the region and create jobs. They want to make the whole agriculture industry more efficient and prosperous with technology.

Name of Innovator: Mohamed M Jimale
Website: https://www.agrikaab.com/
Country: Somalia
Value Chain: Technology & innovation

Agrikaab is a mission-driven agrifood tech startup that enables investment in agriculture in East Africa. The Agrikaab app allows people from all over the world to invest in farms in Somalia and create jobs for the nomads. Agrikaab’s mission is to create a new generation of farmers, contribute to the food security of the region and create jobs. They want to make the whole agriculture industry more efficient and prosperous with technology.

Name of Innovator: Mohamed M Jimale
Website: https://www.agrikaab.com/
Country: Somalia
Value Chain: Technology & innovation

Widim Pump

Irrigated agriculture is a lever of our economy. Electric pumps and irrigation are pillars of agricultural activities. WIDIM PUMP connects the farmer to their pump wherever they are through the simple use of SMS (mobile phones). Now farmers are able to irrigate their fields from any location, easily and effectively

Name of Innovator: Nano Air
Website: http://nanoairtech.com/#/home 
Country: Senegal
Value Chain: Technology & innovation

Irrigated agriculture is a lever of our economy. Electric pumps and irrigation are pillars of agricultural activities. WIDIM PUMP connects the farmer to their pump wherever they are through the simple use of SMS (mobile phones). Now farmers are able to irrigate their fields from any location, easily and effectively

Name of Innovator: Nano Air
Website: http://nanoairtech.com/#/home 
Country: Senegal
Value Chain: Technology & innovation

Smart Brooder

Smart Brooder is your digital mother hen. It constitutes 3 – 5 sensors that take readings throughout the brooding space and relay the data to a small analogue computer. This computer is programmed to determine the age of the chicks and regulates the conditions in the brooding space to meet the chicks’ requirement at that specific age, constantly adjusting to maintain the best conditions.

Name of Innovator: Arinifu
Website: https://arinifu.com/smart-brooder-features/
Country: Kenya
Value Chain: On-Farm Production

Smart Brooder is your digital mother hen. It constitutes 3 – 5 sensors that take readings throughout the brooding space and relay the data to a small analogue computer. This computer is programmed to determine the age of the chicks and regulates the conditions in the brooding space to meet the chicks’ requirement at that specific age, constantly adjusting to maintain the best conditions.

Name of Innovator: Arinifu
Website: https://arinifu.com/smart-brooder-features/
Country: Kenya
Value Chain: On-Farm Production

DigiCow Dairy App

DigiCow is a simple record keeping App for the dairy farmers. The App is targeting smallholder farmers and enterprise engaged in dairy farming enabling the farmer to increase their profits through data driven decision making.

Name of Innovator: DigiCow
Website: https://digicow.co.ke/
Country: Kenya
Value Chain: Technology & innovation

DigiCow is a simple record keeping App for the dairy farmers. The App is targeting smallholder farmers and enterprise engaged in dairy farming enabling the farmer to increase their profits through data driven decision making.

Name of Innovator: DigiCow
Website: https://digicow.co.ke/
Country: Kenya
Value Chain: Technology & innovation