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 21 June 2019
The Digitalisation of African agriculture report

The Digitalisation of African Agriculture Report, 2018-2019

Agricultural transformation is a priority in the policy agenda of African governments in their quest to meet the challenges of food and nutrition insecurity, climate change, youth unemployment and overall economic growth. With the right policies, innovation and investment, the continent’s agriculture could be transformed into a powerhouse not only to feed a growing population but to create decent employment for millions of young people.

Technology, as we have seen in other sectors, is critical to affecting change and driving development. It is bringing countries closer together, reducing barriers to trade and offering a window of opportunity to ‘digital native’ youth entrepreneurs at the vanguard of innovation applied to different economic sectors. In agriculture, digitalisation could be a game changer in boosting productivity, profitability and resilience to climate change.

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Meet Sonya. A new generation of digital farmer. The power to increase production and transform smallholder farming is in her hands.

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Short presentation of the key findings from the Digitalisation of African Agriculture Report, 2018-2019.

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Untapped market for digital services to transform African agriculture

The study by CTA and Dalberg Advisors, found nearly 400 different digital agriculture solutions with 33 million registered farmers across sub-Saharan Africa. But the current digitalisation for agriculture (D4Ag) market was likely to be the tip of the iceberg with a penetration of just 6% and turnover of estimated €127 million out of a total addressable market of €2.3 billion.

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