In August 2014, after facing severe losses as new poultry farmers, a group of university engineering students hatched an idea that would not only save their chickens but that of hundreds of Kenyan smallholder poultry farmers.
Tenemba Anna Samaké, CEO of MBC Africa, was a jury for the 2019 Pitch AgriHack. In this blog post, she shares her impressions of the contest – and why she believes it is important to support youth and women in agriculture.
The ability of agricultural equipment to think, predict and advise farmers via a variety of artificial intelligence (AI) applications presents Africa with the potential to achieve food security.
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