agtech

Posted By in AgriProFocus Ethiopia
Posted 6 November 2017 at 08:28

Superheated Solution for Processing Cascara (Coffee Pulp)

This is my first post so please go easy on me : )  My area of knowledge is coffee, I live and breath it.  I can't speak for other industries, so this is specific to coffee. The cofffee value chain is incredibly disturbing.  Coffee farmers WW, are facing numerous challenges, especially in Ethiopia. 

What I struggle with is that technological innovation does not occur at the farm level.  It's upstream.  At the farm level is where I see an immense amount of opportunity for disruptive investments to be made to enhance farmer's livelihood and for positive environmental change to occur.  Coffee farmers could have 2-3 additional streams of income if investment was made at this level.  

Below is an article written on a technology I uncovered through a lot of research, super heated steam, that is likely applicable to other agriculture commodities.  I'm hoping to bring this to Ethiopia.  So

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Netherlands
Posted 9 June 2016 at 03:20

Africa Agribusiness Insights - Survey 2016

Pricewaterhouse Coopers (PwC)

AgTech – don’t wait for the future, create it !

This year’s PwC Agribusiness Insights publication is aimed at providing agribusinesses operating in Africa with information about the most significant industry trends, with a specific emphasis on the importance of technological innovation and its impact.

All research indicates that agribusiness in sub-Saharan Africa has substantial potential to grow in the next few years. According to the World Bank, it may potentially become a US$1 trillion industry by 2030. Agri-related activities as a whole (including the wider agro-processing sector) already account for nearly half of the GDP in sub-Saharan Africa; yet the region houses about half of the world’s fertile but unused land, offering the opportunity to further support food security and lower food imports (Afro-business Expo, 2015).

It is predicted that t

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