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AgriFood Innovation from Farm to Fork

We Back Agripreneur‪s‬ Flo Mosoane

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AgriFood Innovation from Farm to Fork

    The Rise of the Agripreneur in Nigeria: A Conversation with Dr. Apeh Omede.

    The Rise of the Agripreneur in Nigeria: A Conversation with Dr. Apeh Omede.

    In this week's episode of #WeBackAgripreneurs, we speak with Dr. Apeh Omede, an agriprofessional and academic who founded The GreenRise Hub, a virtual accelerator and the first accelerator with a sole focus on AgriTech innovation in Nigeria.

    Apeh shares incredible insight into the role of research in inspiring innovation, how industry can engage with academia to propel innovation as well as the gaps that agri-innovators can fill in the market.

    He also shares some of the innovations that the first cohort of The GreenRise Hub virtual accelerator are working on, and how the ecosystem can position itself to better serve innovators from an early stage.

    Apeh is a huge inspiration and such an asset in agripreneurship across the continent and globally. If you would like to be part of mobilising resources to support his initiative and efforts, please contact him on apeh@thegreenrisehub.com. You can also connect with Apeh on his Linkedin profile https://www.linkedin.com/in/apehomede/ and visit their website on https://thegreenrisehub.com/

    Thank you for joining us on this episode of #WeBackAgripreneurs. If you find this content useful, please share it with friends and widely in your network. We would appreciate any feedback and suggestions, and you are welcome to nominate an agripreneur doing amazing things to host on this show. You can contact me Flo Mosoane on flo@foodmakers.africa, visit our website on https://foodmakers.africa/, on LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/flomosoane/ and twitter https://twitter.com/Floetric or join our Facebook Group on https://web.facebook.com/groups/FoodMakersAfrica/ Cheers for now!

    • 54 min
    eSusFarm; building highways for smallholder farmers to engage

    eSusFarm; building highways for smallholder farmers to engage

    eSusFarm  is an agri-fintech solution that specializes in tracking and providing advanced agricultural statistical data to smallholder farmers and the entire agri-value chain for the purpose of increasing agricultural productivity, smallholder market and credit access, and the overall efficiency of the agri-value chain.

    In this week's episode. The founder of this award winning solution Watson Matsa outlines how they engage with clients and farmers on the ground, and how they narrow the financial inclusion chasm that seems to limit the aspirations of smallholder farmers.

    They aim to optimise the efficiency of farmer support organisations across the continent, to play their part in improving the lot of over 100 million farmers.

    For anyone who would like to engage, you can have a look at eSusFarm on their website https://www.esusfarm.africa/home, on contact Watson on his email address watson@esusfarm.africa. Both Watson Matsa and Dr Thula Sizwe Dlamini can be found on LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/watson-matsa-a8b64422/ and https://www.linkedin.com/in/thula-sizwe-dlamini-1b250832/

    Thank you for joining us on this episode of #WeBackAgripreneurs. If you find this content useful, please share it with friends and widely in your network. We would appreciate any feedback and suggestions, and you are welcome to nominate an agripreneur doing amazing things to host on this show. You can contact me Flo Mosoane on flo@foodmakers.africa, visit our website on https://foodmakers.africa/, on LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/flomosoane/ and twitter https://twitter.com/Floetric or join our Facebook Group on https://web.facebook.com/groups/FoodMakersAfrica/ Cheers for now!

    • 39 min
    Blockchain for Value Chain Inclusion: AgUnity’s Impact

    Blockchain for Value Chain Inclusion: AgUnity’s Impact

    If Africa is going to be successful in realising the agriculture opportunity. It is absolutely critical that small scale and subsistence farmers are included in large value chains. This week I speak with David Davies, the founder of AgUnity, who will talk about how the simple act of recording transactions, can enable marginalised communities to access resources and become part of the global agriFood ecosystem.

    AgUnity is a multiaward winning, philanthropic venture that applies blockchain and smartphone technology to improve the lives of small farmer cooperatives in developing countries. They do this by enabling last mile delivery of services, and more specifically financial services to marginalised subsistence farming communities.

    David talks about how the AgUnity platform efficiently reduces the friction of distribution to remote communities for development organisations, global food buyers and financial institutions while at the same time creating an environment of trust for farmers, which has improved their incomes by up to 3 times.

    Enjoy this week's episode.

    To get in touch with David, you can find him on LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/daviesdavid/, or you can visit the Agunity website on https://www.agunity.com/.

    Thank you for joining us on this episode of #WeBackAgripreneurs. If you find this content useful, please share it with friends and widely in your network. We would appreciate any feedback and suggestions, and you are welcome to nominate an agripreneur doing amazing things to host on this show. You can contact me Flo Mosoane on flo@foodmakers.africa,

    visit our website on https://foodmakers.africa/, on

    LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/flomosoane/ and

    twitter https://twitter.com/Floetric or join our

    Facebook Group on https://web.facebook.com/groups/FoodMakersAfrica/ Cheers for now!

    • 56 min
    Nuts about Development: A conversation with Coenraad Fraenkel

    Nuts about Development: A conversation with Coenraad Fraenkel

    Agrimotion Consulting is a leading consulting from that focuses on the successful farming of perennial crops, in particular fruits and nuts. Coernraad Fraenkel leads a team of Soil Scientists who operate on multiple continents to help farmers make science based decisions about which crops to plants, when to plant them, when and how to fertilise and irrigate them, how to look after them and when and how to harvest. All this so that farmers can enjoy the maximum fruit for their labour and steward the environment for sustainability.

    Coenraad is highly passionate about what he does, motivated by the notion that we can all use the ground under our feet to enable ourselves to build a decent livelihood, if we can just know how.

    Coenraad shares his insight around Agritech and it's role in assisting farmers with their operations. He talks about how Agritech developers can go about creating solutions in agriculture, and how farmers can use prevailing climates to work with the environment to produce superior quality crops.

    He also shares his conviction that the farming of nuts is an ideal opportunity to address the malnutrition challenge in Africa. South Africa is in the top 3 producers of both Macadamia and Peacan Nuts globally. This produce can be exported across the continent to provide an alternative protein to millions of people who don't have sufficient nutrition. Moreover, this produce can be value added to export to other continents to earn much needed foreign currency in a country that will most likely be in extreme debt following the Covid-19 pandemic.

    We appreciate that someone as knowledgeable as Coenraad is will to share their deep insight with the world.

    Contact Agrimotion Consulting on: info@agrimotion.net or Find him and his company Agrimotion consulting on:

    https://www.agrimotion.net/

    https://twitter.com/Agrimotion

    https://www.instagram.com/agrimotion/

    https://www.linkedin.com/in/coenraad-fraenkel-a3766483/

    Thank you for joining us on this episode of #WeBackAgripreneurs. If you find this content useful, please share it with friends and widely in your network. We would appreciate any feedback and suggestions, and you are welcome to nominate an agripreneur doing amazing things to host on this show.

    You can contact me Flo Mosoane on flo@foodmakers.africa, visit our website on https://foodmakers.africa/, on LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/flomosoane/ and twitter https://twitter.com/Floetric or join our Facebook Group on https://web.facebook.com/groups/FoodMakersAfrica/

    Cheers for now!

    • 43 min

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