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23 May

Building Industrial Economies in Africa through Mechanization of Agriculture Hakim Karim, Soybean Innovation Lab (SIL) manufacturing trainer, building threshers in Zambia in March 2020 In Kumasi, Ghana, a small group of young entrepreneurs, all in their early and mid-20s, are making agricultural mechanization available to farmers while at the same time building the Ghanian industrial […]

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10 January

Food Security Top of the Agenda for Winning African Startups at GSA Regional Finals   After scouting all 55 African Union member states across 12 categories, the 60 Regional Winners in the Global Startup Awards (GSA) Africa  – the first and only continent-wide Sustainable Development Goal-aligned tech innovation competition – have been announced at the […]

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12 November

Fabrinox Supports Local Agricultural Innovation Agriculture is one of the oldest human undertakings and has come a long way since stone tools and ox-powered machinery. Automation is the name of the game on the modern farm – and is on the increase – allowing farmers and agri-processors to standardize operations and utilize costly manpower in […]

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19 January

How Connecting Innovators and Implementers Can Catalyze Solar Irrigation Scaling in Ghana by Joseph Isaiah Mensah     Solar power has the potential to revolutionize water use in agriculture, providing an attractive means for farmers to irrigate their crops. This is especially the case in sub-Saharan Africa, which has among the lowest electrification access in the world […]

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28 August

Next-Generation Fruit Drying Just Became the New Standard   With agriculture being considered as one of the most important economic activities in the continent of Africa, employing two-thirds of the population and making between 20 to 60 per cent of each individual country’s GDP, it comes to no surprise that there is plenty of room […]

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27 August

Can-Agri Shines New Light on Currently Held Vertical Farming Principles by Priva     François van der Merwe, CEO of CAN-Agri, has some innovative ideas about today’s vertical farms. He and his business partner Gideo van der Merwe developed a truly vertical crop production system that requires hardly any artificial light. “The truly sustainable vertical […]

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20 September

Backsaver: Innovative Small-Scale Hand Planter popular throughout Africa   South Africa’s Michris Janse van Rensburg has enjoyed considerable success with his Backsaver hand planter. He has also now launched a revolutionary new fertiliser applicator (see box below) and the Backsaver Combi – a manually-propelled combination seed and fertiliser planter. The products have proved to be […]

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