Tag: AgTech

Satellite technology for farming in Ghana

Over the past half decade various forms of information and communication technologies (ICTs) have been deplored across farms in Ghana to boost production, monitor crop growth, optimise water use, and provide advanced detection of diseases and pests on crop fields. Technology needs of medium to large scale commercial farmers differ from that of smallholder food producers. However, innovations are helping… Read more →

Surprise! Esoko’s Agricultural Market Prices Are Private Sector Failures

We’ve all heard of Esoko, the ICTforAg company specializing in market prices for farmers. Starting in Ghana in 2007, then expanding across West Africa and beyond, it quickly became a donor-darling by promising an African ICT success story with: ¬ Market prices that could alleviate smallholder farmer poverty. ¬ Technology that could bridge systematic transportation failures. ¬ A private-sector for-profit model that didn’t… Read more →