Digital innovations have potential to transform the agricultural sector. Technology is already being harnessed to improve efficiency across the value chain – from the farm to the consumer.
Though digitalisation offers ample opportunities to improve rural livelihoods, women are in danger of being left behind. In fact, women are 14% less likely to own a mobile phone than men, which means that they have more limited access to the mobile phone-enabled services that are helping farmers to stay informed, receive financial support and reach higher-value markets.
So you have what you are convinced is a winning idea for an agri start-up. But what about the funding? They say that necessity is the mother of invention, and young agripreneurs reveal there is no one single model when it comes to finding the money to get a business plan up and running.