Question 3

Question 3

Q3.  What are some of the digital agriculture use cases (advisory, financial, e-commerce, e-procurement, smart farming, etc) that have the potential to upscale in a particular country? Please cite examples with references where possible.

French Version

Q3. Quels sont les cas d'utilisation de l'agriculture numérique (conseil, financier, commerce électronique, achats électroniques, agriculture intelligente, etc.) qui ont le potentiel de se développer dans un pays donné? Veuillez citer des exemples avec des références lorsque cela est possible.

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Thembani Malapela
Thembani MalapelaFood and Agriculture Organization of the United NationsItaly

Dear Members,

The joint team of animators from the Food and Agriculture Organization and the International Telecommunication Union welcome you to this important e-consultation where we solicit your inputs on specific key questions of interest pertaining to digital agriculture investments and digital transformation in Sub-Saharan Africa.

The consultation will last for 3 weeks with each week dedicated to specific question(s). We appreciate your commitment to this task even in these difficult times whilst we work collectively to end global hunger. In this e-consultation, we expect to engage with participants in both English and French. 

With cue from earlier consultations on this platform, we implore participants to be clear in their submission and include facts and figures as well as reference materials where available. We encourage participants to draw the attention of other stakeholders they think can contribute substantively to the discussion but are not registered on this platform to this on-going exercise. 

We appreciate your availability and commitment to the task and look forward to a healthy consultative process

Your Facilitators 



Chers membres,

L'équipe conjointe d'animateurs de l'Organisation des Nations Unies pour l'alimentation et l'agriculture et de l'Union internationale des télécommunications vous souhaite la bienvenue à cette importante consultation en ligne où nous sollicitons vos contributions sur des questions clés spécifiques d'intérêt relatives aux investissements dans l'agriculture numérique et à la transformation numérique en Afrique subsaharienne.

La consultation durera 3 semaines, chaque semaine étant consacrée à des questions spécifiques. Nous apprécions votre engagement dans cette tâche même en ces temps difficiles alors que nous travaillons collectivement pour mettre fin à la faim dans le monde. Dans cette consultation en ligne, nous prévoyons de dialoguer avec les participants en anglais et en français.

À la lumière des consultations précédentes sur cette plateforme, nous implorons les participants d'être clairs dans leur soumission et d'inclure des faits et des chiffres ainsi que des documents de référence, le cas échéant. Nous encourageons les participants à attirer l'attention d'autres parties prenantes qui, selon eux, peuvent contribuer de manière substantielle à la discussion mais ne sont pas inscrites sur cette plate-forme pour cet exercice en cours.

Nous apprécions votre disponibilité et votre engagement envers la tâche et nous attendons avec impatience un processus de consultation participatif.


Shalom Oshi
Shalom Oshi Farmisphere Nigeria

One very important platform is A novel digital Agri-Market place called Farmisphere. A one stop shop for Sourcing quality protein products. This platform also provides rural and smallholder protein farmers access to a timely wider market and eases the tension to give into being exploited by Middlemen hence giving these farmers a chance to grow their level of income. Once the farmers are motivated and have a sustainable marketing strategy, production level will skyrocket and the country will experience exponential growth.

Thank you.

Bonaventure Nyamekye
Bonaventure NyamekyeFAONetherlands

Thanks Oshi for the insight on Farmisphere and what is being done especially in rural areas in Nigeria.  Could you highlight any challenges inhibiting the growth potential or the scaling of Farmisphere?

Kudziwonera Papaya
Kudziwonera PapayaKEASSouth Africa

All %, currently in SA, KEAS through one of its subsidiaries PAAS is offering Advisory service, and market linkages for small scal farmers especially in Limpopo Province

Ashiraf Nsibambi Kyabainze
Ashiraf Nsibambi KyabainzeAt Hause LimitedUganda

At Hause presents an excellent digital agriculture use case, the award-winning company behind the inclusive smart value chain that guarantees food security for organic crops at the farm and mitigates loss in business, and home.

At Hause current investors include the Uganda Development Bank, Resilient Africa Network, Makerere Innovation, and Incubation Centre, RUFORUM, the Moroccan Government, and the Qatari Government. Its digital agriculture use case has tremendous potential to upscale.

At Hause is collaborating on its inclusive business model approved by Business Call to Action partners including UNDP among others. I would like to share with you At Hause inclusive business model's press release published by Business Call to Action hosted by UNDP. As well as on its TwitterLinkedIn, and Facebook. Here is the link to the At Hause membership profile with Business Call to Action;  https://www.businesscalltoaction.org/member/hause.

Joseph Haraka
Joseph HarakaBetter Globe ForestryKenya

Aggregators in Agriculture: Those that come in with a wholesome approach in agriculture, from advisory, inputs, value addition to market. Enhanced by farmer management 

Samuel Abroquah
Samuel AbroquahAgro Impact Africa Ghana

None. Thing country keep digital education in the city. Why because many of the rural communities lacks electricity 

Umar Bello Ahmad
Umar Bello AhmadKano University of Science and Technology, WudilNigeria

Advisory and e-commerce are more likely to upscale. 

Olanike Deji
Olanike DejiObafemi Awolowo University-Food Security and Artificial Intelligence groupNigeria

Smart farming, advisory,  financial,  and e-commerce are the digital agriculture use cases that have the potential to upscale in Nigeria. 

Joseph Haraka
Joseph HarakaBetter Globe ForestryKenya

Aggregators in Agriculture: Those that come in with a wholesome approach in agriculture, from advisory, inputs, value addition to the market. Enhanced by farmer management and extension software. Utilizing sms solutions and applications: Case and point, Ojay Greene Limited.