Agrinnovating for Africa 2018

The African agri-tech space is booming, with the number of startups operating in the market growing 110 per cent over the past two years, and over US$19 million invested into the sector in that period.

The Agrinnovating for Africa: Exploring the African Agri-Tech Startup Ecosystem Report 2018 compiles and examines data on 82 agri-tech startups currently operating in 16 African countries.

The research shows that while startups were active in the agri-tech space in Africa from as early as 2010, the majority of ventures launched in the past two years – with agri-tech experiencing a profound boom over 2016 and 2017.

Kenya was the pioneer of agri-tech on the continent, and continues to host a strong community of startups in this space.  However, the sector has recently accelerated in West Africa, and now Nigeria ties with Kenya as the top agri-tech markets in Africa, with Ghana making up the top three.

This report looks in depth at regional hotspots; and divides agri-tech into six sub-categories examined separately.

The publication also includes:

  • Consideration of the pan-African spread and growth of agri-tech ventures;
  • Discussion of startup activity in six sub-sectors of the industry;
  • Data on agri-tech startup launches by year;
  • Tracking of funding in the agri-tech space.

The report is available at a cost of US$150.

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There is a version of this report that includes an appendix containing the full dataset of 82 startups. It is available at a cost of US$600.

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