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How Kenya Is Emerging As Africa’s Agritech Capital

By  |  March 23, 2022

For the longest possible time in modern history, agriculture has been unshakingly dominating the land upon which the African economy is structured.

According to a report by McKinsey, a considerable 60 percent of the fast-growing populace in the [Sub-Saharan] region subsist on smallholder farming. Similarly, 23 percent of the terrain’s gross domestic product (GDP) is harvested from agribusinesses. To top that, Africa holds a bountiful 60 percent of Mother Earth’s most arable land. 

Though the agro potential in the [entire] continent has not yet been completely aggrandized—thanks to numerous issues existing around land access and optimal productivity—agritech startups are germinating to disruptively tackle these longstanding deficits, ultimately to meet the everyday meal-sized needs of an ever-growing populace.

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