Digital technologies such as hyperlocal weather forecasting, mobile finance, supply chain management and traceability solutions are increasingly transforming agri-food value chains in Africa. They enable farmers and other actors to produce more, better and safer food while preserving natural resources and biodiversity.
2SCALE, one of Africa’s largest agribusiness incubators and accelerators, invites entrepreneurs, startups and SMEs with digital innovations to apply to our innovation challenge. Together we will scale your innovation in our agribusiness partnerships.
This is an innovation challenge like no other. We do not promise a large sum of money for a few lucky winners. Instead, we offer a unique chance to unlock significant scaling opportunities in our agribusiness partnerships.
“It’s great how 2SCALE connects digital entrepreneurs with networks incl. large value chain actors. It can help them to get the market they need. Something they cannot easily achieve on their own.”
Ken Lohento - Senior Programme Coordinator ICT4Ag at CTA
Your innovation should primarily focus on smallholder farmers. Focus on other low-income actors such as producers or micro-entpreneurs is allowed too.
Your innovation solves a pressing problem in of our four sectors: Animal Production Related, Staple crops, Soy and Oil Seeds, and Fresh Produce.
Your innovation is built around using digital technology to benefit the smallholder farmer value chain. See examples in the challenge brief.
You plan to implement your innovation in one of the 2SCALE countries: Kenya, Ethiopia, Ivory Coast, Ghana, Mali, Nigeria, Burkina Faso, Niger.
Your innovation is not new to the market and you have already been generating revenue from it for at least one year.
You bring at least half of the budget required to finance the implementation of your innovation in 2SCALE. See what we might fund in the challenge brief.
Apply to our challenge or email us if you have questions about applying.