AgDevCo Webinar Materials: Navigating the agri-tech landscape

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March 8, 2021

With new technologies appearing every day, it can be difficult to ascertain which ones are right for your business. Businesses often go to implement these new tools only to find that they cannot be sustained in the long-term, either because they are too expensive (especially in the absence of technical assistance or grant funding), or because they are not scalable in the way businesses expect.

Many agribusinesses find themselves asking, "why is this so hard?" The answer might not be as complex as you think.

This AgDevCo webinar provides an overview of the agri-tech landscape, guidance on when and how to identify and implement technologies using a few simple rules and proven strategies, and insights on how technology can have a positive effect on businesses’ commercial viability and development impact.

Webinar Speakers:

  • Matt Capelli: Agri-tech specialist supporting businesses across the SDU and CASA TAF portfolios
  • Melanie Machingawuta: Team Lead for the CASA TAF
  • Alvaro Valverde: CASA Relationship Manager and CABI Private Sector Engagement Manager
  • Charles Adu Frimpong: Agricultural Director at B-BOVID
  • James Thorogood: CEO of Boresha Technologies

 Access the full webinar recording and slides below.

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AgDevCo is a specialist agriculture impact investor that has established a Smallholder Development Unit (SDU) with support from the MasterCard Foundation (MCF). The SDU will work with rural agricultural enterprises to develop equitable outgrower schemes in eight African countries. Activities will include providing training and better quality inputs for farmers, implement mobile technology solutions, and brokering long term purchase contracts. The SDU aims to develop 25 “outgrower schemes” over 5 years that will improve the livelihoods of up to half a million farmers.

Press release: AgDevCo and The MasterCard Foundation partnership

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