Zimbabwe and regional technology news and updates

Agriculture entrepreneurs! There is US$45,000 up for grabs

Pitch AgriHack is a digital agriculture competition focused on accelerating entrepreneurial growth and job creation in the agriculture sector by leveraging advanced technologies and youth participation in Africa’s food security agenda. This eighth edition of Pitch AgriHack invites African businesses to pitch their approach to driving technological innovation in the agriculture sector. Generation Africa, a […]

Forget gold coins, this local firm wants you to preserve value in cattle

Value preservation is the name of the game if you want to exist in Zimbabwe. With the local currency being a meme coin at this point, losing value faster than it can be printed, every Zimbabwean is trying all they can to retain value. To this end, Zimbabweans cannot be faulted for lacking inventiveness. Everyone […]

Agripreneurs! Check out the GoGettaz US$50,000 competition

The GoGettaz Agripreneur Prize Competition is looking for Africans who are passionate about food production. On the line is a US$50,000 grand prize for two startups and all you need to do to enter is to click the link here Applications for the GoGettaz Agriprenuership Prize close on the 6th of June 2022. You should […]

Local agritech startup Cholsas is looking to connect farmers with suppliers & markets

Farming is a feature of every tax bracket in Zimbabwe, from those who do it as a side hustle, smallholder farmers who rely on it as their only means of income, all way to commercial operations. Whatever the case might be, all of these players need suppliers and markets to do business which for the […]

Zimbabwean government says it’s suspending its chaotic COVID-19 allowance facility after a good harvest

In April of last year, when COVID-19 hit the country and tough lockdowns were introduced, Finance Minister Mthuli Ncube announced that the government had a budgeted $600 million dollars that were meant for the vulnerable members of society as well as small informal business owners who had been exposed by the lockdown. There was a […]

A digital currency is coming into Zim to help out farmers

KamPay is a company that was founded in 2018 as a financial inclusion avenue for the unbanked. The firm created a digital currency called Kamari which is akin to what we accustomed to with mobile money but it is based on blockchain technology. Users can transfer, buy and sell but also lend and save through […]

ZINWA will soon start using satellite images to curb illegal use of rivers & dams

To most people, ZINWA is the shadowy authority that regularly bills them even though, technically speaking, it’s local councils that provide you with running water. The Zimbabwe National Water Authority is much more than that though, by law they are in charge of managing all the water resources within Zimbabwe including canals, dams, rivers, aquifers […]

Zim becomes the first in Africa to roll out E-Livestock’s cattle logging system

Our teapot shaped country has become the first nation in Africa to roll out E-livestock‘s blockchain cattle tracing system. The solution which is powered by Mastercard’s Blockchain-based Provenance solution allows Zimbabwean farmers to log the records of cattle sold across the country. “Mastercard’s Provenance solution can safely and securely track the authenticity of the cattle’s […]

Global Farmers Connect, one of the fastest-growing agri-tech startups in Africa

Market access has long since been a problem for farmers in Zimbabwe. Particularly if you want to join in on the export scene, unless you have a prior arrangement with a customer or have connections then it is going to difficult. However, there is a startup called Global Farmers Connect that is looking to change […]

Agritech startups, here’s a US$2 mil prize you don’t want to miss

Come one, come all there is a lot of money at stake…

Local agriculture startup gets US$100 000 in funding

Congratulations FarmHut!!!

Goho, a great guide for anyone looking to venture into farming

Goho is a mobile application that gives new and old farmers a repository of relevant information ranging from supplier contacts to crop information.

Nuclear technology is aiding farming in Zimbabwe

The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has been using nuclear science and technology to assist farmers in Zimbabwe to maximise yield.

Steward Bank’s AgroFuture financing scheme to help farmers obtain loans for drones, GPS tech and more

Steward Bank recently announced AgroFuture -a financing scheme which seeks to enhance agricultural production locally. AgroFuture sees Steward Bank partner with a number of companies under the Cassava Smartech banner including EcoSure, EcoCash, EcoFarmer and Vaya. Steward Bank didn’t explain how exactly these companies will actually contribute to AgroFuture but we do know that Vaya […]

Digitising agricultural value chains. What has technology brought to farmers in Zimbabwe?

The ability to consistently produce food is one of the many reasons why societies as complex as ours are possible. With some assurances that there will be a means of sustenance people began to settle into communities. Be it growing crops or domesticating animals, mankind began to slowly emerge from surviving on what nature provided […]

AFGRI Launches an Equipment Rental platform “AXL” (South Africa)

AFGRI Agri Services on May 20th, 2020 launched a farming equipment sharing platform called Axl. This a platform that seeks to give farmers across South Africa an easier means of acquiring equipment that for some farmers is expensive to purchase. What is “Axl”? In a nutshell, Axl allows farmers to find, rent, and pay for […]