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ICT Update Issue no. 83 Oct 2016
Youth e-agriculture entrepreneurship


Home-grown ICT solutions in agriculture come from young entrepreneurs

By Heike Baumüller and Ken Lohento 

Home-grown ICT solutions in agriculture come from young entrepreneurs

Young innovators in Africa, the Caribbean, and Pacific region, have recognised the need for creative solutions to raise agricultural productivity and the huge prospective market for their ICT-enabled services in agriculture. Although they still face many challenges, their products have the potential to transform agricultural value chains in developing countries.

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Farms could become the offices of the future

By Michael Oluwagbemi

Farms could become the offices of the future
AfriLabs is the network of innovation open spaces and support organisations across Africa. Read the interview with Michael Oluwagbemi, co-founder and executive partner at LoftyInc Allied Partners and operator of the Wennovation Hub based in Lagos, Nigeria.

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Building a healthy ecosystem for ICT entrepreneurs

By Barni Qaasim

Building a healthy ecosystem for ICT entrepreneurs

Countries could see economic growth in e-agriculture when the private and public sectors are aligned to create a climate that fosters innovation. Some lessons can be learned from the Caribbean and Latin America on creating a healthy ecosystem for ICT start-ups in agriculture.

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Enabling user-inclusive innovation in African agriculture

By Ruth Brännvall

Enabling user-inclusive innovation in African agriculture

Ignitia has developed a disruptive technology that allows smallholder farmers in West Africa to access accurate weather predictions. Engaging with local partners and initiating reliable impact measurements were key factors to gain trust and scale-up the business.  

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Balancing entrepreneurial values with social impact

By Sheena Raikundalia

Balancing entrepreneurial values with social impact

Social entrepreneurs in Africa have developed innovative ICT-enabled models for agriculture with the aim of combining profit with inclusive rural development. Their main challenges are scaling-up and earning an income while serving the poorest rural communities.

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Young ICT entrepreneurs provide solutions for agriculture

By Festus Oluwadamisi Okunlola and Adetola Adenmosun
Major challenges to e-agriculture are the high cost of acquiring the skills and the tools, and the level of reluctance shown by farmers in adopting innovations.

Unleashing the next generation of entrepreneurs in e-agriculture

By Somachi Chris-Asoluka 
Africa’s youth are aggressively identifying opportunities in agriculture, and leveraging innovation and technology tools to build sustainable and profitable agri-businesses.

Support for ICT entrepreneurs to match each need

By Catherine Flouvat 
Start-up support programmes should also promote trainings in how to use ICTs in agriculture to end-users to create a critical mass of users.

Insights from Benin’s EtriLabs

By Louis Agbokou Technology hubs give young innovators and entrepreneurs the unique opportunity to develop their products and services and to make them marketable. The lack of awareness about the opportunities that e-agriculture has to offer, is one of the main obstacles to succeed. 

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