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Agritech and Fintech Providers in East and Southern Africa

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Sub-Saharan Africa
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Inclusive Rural Finance - CoP
Land / Water / Resource Management
Inclusive Rural Finance – CoP
International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) and the Smallholder and Agri-SME Finance and Investment Network (SAFIN)

This publication critically examines the dynamic and ever-evolving ecosystem of  agriculture technology (agritech) and financial technology (fintech) in the region.  East and Southern Africa (ESA) has long been recognized for its immense agricultural potential, starting from fertile lands and diverse climates, and its rich agricultural heritage. These provide a solid foundation for driving food security, economic growth and rural development. However, the agriculture sector has faced significant challenges, including limited access to infrastructure, financial services and market linkages.