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Tag: Agriculture

Peatuce is bringing blockchain technology to link farmers to ready markets to eliminate post-harvest loss

Peatuce is using blockchain technology to solve age old problems that have consistently plagued the operations of smallholder farmers on the African continent; from poor financing to stringent policies, haphazard regulation, climatic changes and obsolete technology. Like Agrikore, Peatuce believes these challenges often create a stifled environment for the functionality ...

It’s Extremely Difficult For African-led Startups To Gain Access To Investment In The Startup Space-Lindsey Allen

Agriculture has gone beyond cutlass and hoe. With the aid of technology and the internet, agriculture has been mechanised. Consequently, anyone can now engage in farming. One of such startups taking advantage of this is Ghana’s Farmerline.  Techmoran had an interview with Lindsey Allen, Partnership and Client Development Lead at Farmerline. ...

Lease-to-own motorcycle taxi lender Watu Credit raises $1.5m to expand across the country

In 2015, the Motorcycle Assemblers Association of Kenya estimated that on average 8 million Kenyans used a boda boda daily, generating USD.3.9Million (Kes400.00Million) in revenue. Mombasa-based rent-to-own boda boda (motorcycle taxi) lender Watu Credit, has received US$1.5Million (Kes.156.Million) in debt finance via lending marketplace Lendable Inc., who secured the off-balance ...

Growsel is Connecting Local Farmers to Investors

Although Agriculture contributes to 30% of Nigeria's GDP, a number of farmers still struggle to make things work, and grow their farms as a result of limited funds. Growsel is looking to change this by empowering under-financed farmers across Nigeria. The platform is a farmers’ marketplace that connects local farmers ...

Are you a financial technology startup? Village Capital FinTech for Agriculture: East Africa 2015 is ready for you

The Village Capital, The MasterCard Foundation, Duncan Goldie-Scot have announced the Village Capital FinTech for Agriculture: East Africa 2015 program for Financial Technology Start-ups in Agriculture for Accelerator that is expected to  increase income for smallholder famers in East Africa. The program will involve 12 start-up firms that will undergo  business ...

Kenya’s iProcure Raises Undisclosed Funding from Invested Development to Improve Access to Farming Inputs

Early stage impact fund manager, Invested Development,  has invested an undisclosed amount into Kenya's Procure, a mobile and web technology platform that provides software to enhance sales and inventory management in rural and peri-urban agriculture markets. The funding will help iProcure to improve farmers retail operations by improving their inventories, ...

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