By Ann Brown
Digital technology has created new opportunities for businesses in sub-Saharan Africa to compete on a more equal footing. However, these businesses have yet to enjoy the full benefits because of a difficultoperating environment.
Our recently published book, ‘Digital Entrepreneurship in Sub-Saharan Africa: Challenges, Opportunities and Prospects’, details case studies of economic sectors where digital technologies are making a positive impact.
Story from The Conversation. By Elvira Bolat and Nasiru Taura.
In Ghana, digital technologies have had an impact on the agriculture
sector. Agri-tech firms like Farmable, Farmerline and Esoko have
successfully pursued the creation of new business ventures and renewal
of existing, matured corporate business models. These agri-tech firms
support farmers with pricing data, crowdfunding and communication
activities. They are also connecting farmers with buyers as well as
helping them work out what differentiates them from competitors.
Digital technologies are playing a role in Nigeria’s agricultural sector too. Prime Wave , an engineering company that supplies equipment to rice processing firms, and Al-Wabel Trading Company Ltd, a rice miller, have been working together to invent new technological solutions. These are aimed at improving the performance of rice processing. The innovative Click here to read entire article