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AFRICAN ALLIANCE FOR FOOD SECURITY AND AGRIBUSINESS(AAFSA)

The African Alliance for Food Security and Agribusiness (AAFSA) is a network ecosystem designed to accelerate growth for practising agripreneurs in Africa by leveraging a data-driven, evidence-based and knowledge approach to agriculture.

Data-driven and knowledge-based approaches to crop production are significant contributors to high yields. The lack of access to data-driven and knowledge-based approaches for farmers and the relatively high cost of deploying a digital agriculture technical infrastructure required for this practice also contributes to the relatively low yield derived from crop production.

AAFSA network will empower MSMEs(agriprenuers) to acquire the technical and business capacity, mentorship including software licenses, required to achieve increased yield per hectare and incomes for both farmers and members, at low cost, building efficiency into the adoption and implementation of digital technologies for agriculture.

It is a given fact that over 80% of farmers in Africa constitute small-scale producers that live under $2 a day according to the World Bank. These farmers are the poorest among us and have peculiar problems around compliance with Good Agronomy Practices and the capacity to produce high-yield harvests.

Over the years, the world has experienced advancements in digital technology that will benefit agriculture and African Alliance for Food Security and Agribusiness (AAFSA) is positioned to coordinate resources and build local capacity to provide localized solutions to real-world problems faced by African farmers.

Mission

To accelerate the uptake of smart farming technology including earth observation in African agriculture.

Transform agriculture to a more profitable venture for sustainable economic development in Africa.

Create job opportunities for African youth in digital entrepreneurship for agriculture.

Provide evidence-based data inputs in African agricultural policy advocacy.

Goals

Empower agripreneurs in digital entrepreneurship for agriculture.

Create Africa’s largest warehouse of digital agricultural productivity dat

Members Registration

Register as a Member We hereby invite agripreneurs that are keen to express interest in our capacity development and digital entrepreneurship programme to register

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Objectives

Build and strengthen local capacity in applying digital technologies for agriculture in Africa.

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Create a consolidated geospatial database of farms, agricultural productivity across Africa.

Achieve higher crop yields and incomes for farmers across Africa using a combination of earth observation, Good Agronomy Practices and extension services.

Achieve higher revenue for members of the AAFSA.

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What will AAFSA offer to members
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Register as a Member

We hereby invite agripreneurs that are keen to  express interest in our capacity development and digital entrepreneurship programme to register

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Membership Benefits

Access to project funding opportunities

Access to project funding opportunities

  • Access to project funding opportunities
Increased revenue from agritech service provision.

Increased revenue from agritech service provision.

  • Increased revenue from agritech service provision.
Incremental smart farming business growth with minimal risk

Incremental smart farming business growth with minimal risk

  • Incremental smart farming business growth with minimal risk
Access to membership network of digital agripreneurs for experience capitalization and knowledge sharing.

Access to membership network of digital agripreneurs for experience capitalization and knowledge sharing.

  • Access to membership network of digital agripreneurs for experience capitalization and knowledge sharing.
Business promotion and visibility.

Business promotion and visibility.

  • Business promotion and visibility.
Incremental business growth with minimal risk.

Incremental business growth with minimal risk.

  • Incremental business growth with minimal risk.
Access to global agritech partnerships.<br>

Access to global agritech partnerships.

  • Access to global agritech partnerships.
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  • Members of the Alliance for Food Security and Agribusiness(AAFSA) will have access to smart farming business development training, mentorship, and software licenses worth over $100,000 at a an entry level pricing.

AAFSA Program Model

The AAFSA program mode has four layers

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Onboarding and capacity building of members as prime members

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Access to software licenses including the Agroxchange satellite crop health monitoring platform.

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Prime members provide capacity building to agents, while AAFSA provides access to software licenses including the Agroxchange satellite crop health monitoring platform, mobile field data collection software, interactive web maps and dashboards

Layer

Prime members provide capacity building to agents and AAFSA provide access to software licenses including Agroxchange satellite crop health monitoring platform.

AAFSA Member Activities

Pre-Farming stage services
Building capacity of farmers on compliance with Good Agronomy Practices. Collecting and keeping georeferenced records of farm productivity Farm boundary GPS mapping. Soil profiling.
Farming stage services
Applying Agroxchange end-to-end solution to increase farmer yield including satellite crop health monitoring services to farmers. Extension services. Monitor compliance of farmer with Good Agronomy Practices from panting to harvest. Feedback to farmers when issues arise on their farms through the Agroxchange satellite crop health monitoring platform.
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