Innovation accelerator Impact Lab launches Agritech Launchpad for innovative entrepreneurship

MOROCCO – Impact Lab, an African innovation accelerator, officially launched Launchpad Agritech, an acceleration program dedicated to the promotion of innovative entrepreneurship in the Moroccan agro-industry. With this initiative, Impact Lab aims to accelerate the marketing of Moroccan Agritech startups, but also to encourage the future generation of Moroccan Agritech entrepreneurs. “We are convinced that Morocco has the potential to position itself as a major innovation hub in the agro-industrial sector in Africa. “However, the ecosystem of Agritech startups in Morocco is still weak, and innovation opportunities in the sector…

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Rwanda leverages of E-commerce to growth agriculture value chain, boost market access

RWANDA – Rwanda has unveiled its first ever National Strategy on E-commerce in Agriculture Value Chains, aimed to strengthen online trading of agricultural products to enhance market access. The project set to run for size years (2021-2026), will be spearheaded by the Rwanda Development Board (RDB) in partnership with the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). According to reports by Rwanda New Agency, the initiative will build on the existing digital platforms, and country’s efforts to promote innovation and use of ICT in boosting agricultural production and…

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Egypt’s sugar production to rise by 3.7% boosted by sugar beets output

EGYPT – Egypt, one of the leading sugar producers in Africa is expected to registered a rise in output of the commodity in Marketing Year (2021/22) by approximately 2.6% to reach 2.85 million metric tonnes (MMT), as compared to the MY 2020/21 estimate of 2.78 MMT. Of this total forecast, 1.58 MMT of sugar will be derived from sugar beets, while 1.27 MMT will be sourced from sugarcane, indicates USDA in a GAIN report. The rise in production is attributed to the farmers expanding planted area to meet demand, following…

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