Are you tempted by agricultural entrepreneurship in Africa? The Guide to Digital Agripreneurship is a must-have: advice, case studies, good practices and errors to avoid in order to succeed in agriculture.
The term agripreneur simply refers to the entrepreneur who has activities in the agriculture and agribusiness sectors.
Africa’s agricultural sector is at the center of attention, with huge challenges: transforming Africa’s potential into an engine of economic and social development.
The “profession” of agripreneur is then regularly promoted. Fashion phenomenon? We don’t believe it. Often linked to the use of new technologies, agripreneurship would modernize agriculture and make it more efficient, enabling the sector to make millions of euros more equitably distributed.
For example, the African Development Bank (AfDB) has launched “Zero Franc Agripreneur” training for young people in the agricultural value chain. The training aims to provide young Africans with the technical capacity to undertake in the agricultural field “despite the difficulties of access to financing”. The AfDB has made agricultural modernization a cornerstone of its strategy and sees agricultural entrepreneurship as a powerful means for young Africans to feed and develop the continent.
In the same spirit, the Technical Center for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation (CTA) has developed a guide to help young entrepreneurs make the best use of information and communication technologies (ICT). Based on the experience gained by CTA in many activities with young people in the new technologies sector, this guide aims to provide beginning farmers with the technical knowledge and business skills necessary to successfully embark on an e-agricultural adventure.
It addresses many areas, with an emphasis on agricultural value chains and their needs. Topics covered include, for example: challenges related to the commercialization of new technologies, the art of establishing a business plan, access to finance and capital…
Taking a very practical approach, the guide presents a wide range of case studies, as well as advice from young entrepreneurs from African, Caribbean and Pacific countries. It describes the most common errors, explains how to avoid them and makes a number of recommendations.
The guide is available for free download on the CTA website.
You have no more excuses not to engage in agripreneurship!
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