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Access to finance is a serious challenge for smallholder farmers worldwide, and the majority of them are still underfinanced. When loans are provided, farmers may often pass these loans on to other people in need of cash. This, as well as the absence o …

Kenya

 

Supporting small-scale farmers and small cooperatives is currently by far the best way to improve efficiency in developing countries. There are several initiatives pursuing this path, three of which stand out in particular. AgriLedger describes itself …

Global

 

The UN reports that around 50% of crop value vanishes between harvesting and the point of sale. AgUnity – an Australian agri-tech start-up established in 2016 – aims to address this issue in Kenya, Papua New Guinea and Ethiopia with the help of blockch …

Kenya, Papua New Guinea, Ethiopia

 

Founded in 2015, BenBen is a Ghanaian-based land tenure and property tech start-up. BenBen uses distributed ledger technology (DLT) in digital platforms for securing land-based assets and financial transactions in African land markets. BenBen’s vision …

Ghana

 

Binkabi is a platform for the issuing, trading and financing of commodities on the blockchain. CEO and founder, Quan Le, spoke to the CTA team to explain the ins and outs of the application and provide advice for those interested in taking up blockchai …

Nigeria

 

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