Agtech:Freetown Pitch Night, May 16th, Venue, 232 Complex, Lumly Beach
The technological revolution has brought great changes to our lives – and agriculture is no exception. Today, it’s increasingly common to see sensors or drones as essential tools in the agronomical engineer or farmer’s toolkit.This movement has a name – agriculture technology, or AgTech. The number of startups around the world that have created tech products with the purpose of making agriculture more efficient, precise and productive have increased exponencially since 2013. The values of investment in the sector have increased significantly as well.
Productivity and efficiency in Agriculture is ripe for improvment in Sierra Leone.Such improvement will bring immense benefit to the economy of Sierra Leone.It’s increasingly common to see sensors or drones as essential tools in the agronomical engineer or farmer’s toolkit. Disruptive techologies in robotics and those utilising data science are at the forefront of agriculture technology, or AgTech.
Agtech is one the top three attractions for tech investments in Africa.
Four startups will Pitch their ideas on 3D Printing, Drones, Agri efficiency and Mobile Money.
As with last month’s pitch event, these disruptive ideas create excitment and promise.