Microsoft is partnering with OCP Africa through its Africa Transformation Office (ATO), with the goal of positively impacting smallholder farmers and Agri-stakeholders across Africa by 2025. OCP Africa, an African company that provides fertilizer solutions tailored to local conditions as well as the needs of soils and crops throughout the AgribusinessAgricultureAgritechdigital agriculture platformfarmerMicrosoft AfricaMicrosoft ATOOCPsmall holder farmersmall holder farms Click to find out more
Microsoft has selected The Awareness Company as the winner of its AgriChallenge competition. The Awareness Company will receive investments from Microsoft to configure, develop, educate, market and contextualise three high-impact agritech products within the next year to empower smallholder farmers in South Africa.
In August 2020, Microsoft announced a 2.3 million dollar AgricultureAgritechEEIPmicrosoftMicrosoft South Africasmallholder farmerSouth AfricaThe Awareness Company Click to find out more
Agritech startups in Africa will be eligible to win up to 1.5 million dollars at the seventh edition of the Pitch AgriHack competition. Pitch AgriHack is a pitching contest aimed exclusively at African businesses bringing technological innovation to the agriculture sector. Organized by AGRF and Heifer International, the competition focuses AfricaAfrica startupAgricultureAgriHack 2021Agritechagritech startupPitch AgriHackPitch Agrihack 2021Pitch AgriHack competitionstartups Click to find out more
Every year at CES, the global stage for innovation, you see some 'oh wow' breakthrough technologies. This AI-powered planting system by New Garden Co., Ltd., a Taiwanese startup is one. Meet the ULTRON Smart AI Gardener, a self-caring planting system controlled by AI.
It is a self-caring plant container with AI Agri-TechAgricultureCES 2021CloudFarming Click to find out more
Farmer’s Choice is scaling up the use of advanced technologies within its existing agriculture ecosystem in new partnership with Microsoft.
This will enhance productivity, ensure food safety and quality, as well as reduce waste.
The move by the 40-year old company has been informed by their quest to adopt sustainable AgriculturefoodKenya Click to find out more
Microsoft hosts a media round table event throwing light on its endeavours in the agricultural sector in Africa. With partners, Amiran Kenya Limited and Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA) joining Microsoft to share on their partnership journey in Kenya.
At a time where industries are called to relook 4AfricaAfricaAgricultureAIIoTKenya Click to find out more
Amrote Abdella, Regional Director Microsoft 4Afrika, believes cutting-edge technology such as data-driven agriculture can solve the challenge of food security in Africa. Find out more on why she believes this through partner activities and programs across Africa.
One of most the prominent challenges facing Africa is providing food security for AfricaAgri-TechAgriculturecutting-edge technology Click to find out more
Smallholder farmers in South Africa are set to benefit from a 2.3 million dollar Microsoft investment aimed at driving sustainability in South Africa’s agricultural sector.
Through the investment, Microsoft will use technology to solve some of the challenges these farmers face. That prevents them from becoming commercially viable, efficient and AgriculturefarmerinvestmentSouth Africa Click to find out more
and Ministry of Agriculture sign MOU to help farmers in Kenya solve key
As part of its ongoing investment into agriculture for social good and AI, Microsoft announced the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding with the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock, Fisheries and Cooperatives (MALFC) to collaborate in accelerating innovation in AgricultureFarmKenyaMALFC Click to find out more
Microsoft will support fourteen Kenyan innovators as part of its pledge to the World Bank's One Million Farmers Platform initiative.
The software company through its 4Afrika engine will provide technical and business assistance to fourteen agritech kenyan innovators. Through mentorship in business development, technology architecture and go-to-market strategies.
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