AgroCenta: Providing market access and credit to African smallholder farmers

Africa accounts for just 10% of global agricultural output © AgroCenta

AgroCenta’s platforms empower Ghanaian subsistence farmers, especially women, boosting productivity and sales with e-payments, micro-credits and insurance, and direct connections to buyers, cutting out the intermediaries

Despite being home to 25% of the world's fertile land, Africa only accounts for 10% of the global agricultural output – mostly from subsistence farmers with little access to modern farming, trading or financing tools. However, with the right tools like credit finance and improved market access, sub-Saharan African smallholders, who comprise over 60% of the population, have the power to potentially triple the continent's agricultural output to around $880bn by 2030, according to McKinsey & Company.In Ghana, the average farm size is only 0.4 hectares, over 400 times smaller than av...
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Edited by Suzanne Soh, S. Mani

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