TECHNOLOGY

Microsoft to Co-Create Agri-Tech Solutions to Help Ethiopia and Others

Microsoft, through its 4Afrika Initiative, has today announced a new collaboration with the Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA) to co-create technology solutions in agriculture that will impact Ethiopia and ten other countries. Announced at the African Green Revolution Forum (AGRF), the collaboration will support AGRA’s digital transformation as it works to improve food security for 30 million farming households across 11 countries, … Continue reading Microsoft to Co-Create Agri-Tech Solutions to Help Ethiopia and Others

TECHNOLOGY

Nigerian agri-tech startup EZ Farming “fired up” after 500 Startups participation

Nigerian agri-tech startup EZ Farming says it is “fired up” after taking part in the Silicon Valley-based 500 Startups accelerator programme and accessing US$150,000 funding, and is now striving to build the biggest agriculture-focused micro-lending platform in Africa. EZ Farming is an agricultural crowdfunding startup that allows users to lend to smallholder farmers to help them increase productivity and revenues, and earn returns in the process. … Continue reading Nigerian agri-tech startup EZ Farming “fired up” after 500 Startups participation