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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…


US$100K backed local agritech startup sets its sights on expansion

FarmHut’s big plans for the future


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.


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 […]


UNDP Calls For Agriculture Startups To Participate In Cultiv@te Initiative

The United Nations Development Program has called for startups tackling challenges in Agriculture to participate in its Cultiv@te initiative. Cultiv@te is bringing together a “coalition of partners and stakeholders that want to bring technology and innovation where it is most needed, combining globally-leading innovation with local knowledge, expertise and market insights.” The challenge has 3 […]


Russian Farmers Using VR To Make Their Cows Relax

[Image Source: Ministry of Agriculture and Food of the Moscow Region ] When geeking out over Virtual Reality, agriculture is rarely the first thing that comes to mind. One Russian farmer is not as narrow-sighted as I am and has found an innovative way to use VR to enhance their craft. RusLoko Dairy Farm in […]


Meet Musika: The Agric Startup Using Mobile Phones To Make An Impact

Something that has become increasingly clear in Africa over the last few years – the mobile phone is the most dominant computing device in Africa by a long shot and developing mobile phones is the best way to get maximum reach. Musika is an Agritech startup leveraging mobile technology since 2017. The startup currently offers […]


TelOne To Host AgriTech Hackathon At Zim Agricultural Show

TelOne will be hosting an AgriTech Hackathon from 22-23 August, as part of the Zimbabwe Agricultural Show. The hackathon will be held at TelOne’s Centre for Learning. The description of the hackathon is “Furthering data and design thinking skills to develop innovative solutions that will support the digitization of key Agriculture value chains in Zimbabwe“. […]


YouFarm is A Great Platform To Invest In Agriculture From The Comfort Of Your Home

Agriculture is a huge deal in Zimbabwe and opportunities that can come from it are endless. One of the biggest problems that act as a stumbling block for farmers, however, is getting loans in order to actually start operating (or at least that’s the word on the street). This quickly becomes a vicious cycle because […]


PRESS RELEASE: African Agri-Tech Ecosystem Grows 110% In Last Two Years

Disrupt Africa released the Agrinnovating for Africa: Exploring the African Agri-Tech Startup Ecosystem Report 2018 and now they have released a press release detailing how the Agri-Tech space has been going through a revolution-of-sorts. You can read the press release below: May 9, Nairobi:  The African agri-tech space is booming, with the number of startups operating […]