Agritech in Africa

The  most important challenge in Africa is posed by the growth of the population

An under-performing sector

In many sub-Saharan African countries, the agriculture sector is underperforming. Although Africa possesses 60% of the world’s uncultivated arable land, and a huge number of Africans are employed in agriculture, the agriculture sector has so far largely failed to fulfil its potential. In fact, the continent overall is a net importer of food. The level of productivity is very low in comparison with other countries.

Lack of efficiency of public expenditure in agriculture

In term of public investment in agriculture,  Africa is not relatively in a bad situation but two elements should be taken into account:

  1. African countries are all without exception within low and middle income countries
  2. Waste and Bad governance impact the the efficiency of public expenditure

Significant investment required

Based on Mckinsey study (Winning in Africa’s agricultural market), significant investment in the agriculture is required

Mapping Agritech in Africa

Nigeria, Kenya, South Africa and Ghana are leading the sector in Africa. Algeria is unfortunately laging behind other african countries