2 Part Series
"Agtech startups from Korea and Africa to introduce solutions and seek collaborations."
In Africa, the rapid growth of digital agri-tech start-ups has offered opportunities to leapfrog the current agricultural constraints by facilitating the adoption of digital agricultural innovations by farmers.
The ‘Africa-Korea’ Disruptive Agricultural Technology (DAT) Knowledge Exchange Series invites innovative agri-tech startups in Korea and Africa (Kenya, Uganda, and more) to introduce various solutions and seek collaborations among participating startups. Through the series, the DAT team (Africa Region, Agriculture Global Practice) seeks cross-fertilization of DAT ecosystem in both countries, and materialize its ambitious vision of connecting the DAT innovation ecosystem of Asia and Africa for global agri-tech innovation acceleration and system-wide transformation. Korea will be the team’s strategic partner in achieving this ambitious vision.
The series is hosted by the Africa Region, Agriculture Global Practice at the World Bank. It partners with a number of well-known startup accelerators and incubators in Korea as well as the One Million Farmers platform in Kenya, an initiative launched within a Bank-executed Ag GP’s project. The series is sponsored by the Korea-World Bank partnership Facility (KWPF) and the Ministry of Economy and Finance in Korea.