African agri-tech got $19 million in 2 years


According to a recent industry report by Disrupt Africa, more than $19 million was invested in the agri-tech sector over the past two years.

The report — Agrinnovating for Africa: Exploring the African — which tracks annual startup activities in the agri-tech space reveals that there are 82 startups in the sector and that the market grew by 110% in the last two years.

Kenya and Nigeria both take the lead in the agri-tech sector, and both countries alongside Ghana collectively account for more than 60% of active startups on the continent.

Disrupt Africa co-founder, Gabriella Mulligan in a statement said the report shines a light on the extent to which the entrepreneurs on the continent are disrupting the agricultural industry.

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