Enabling smart farming with IoT

16 December 2022

Twiga Foods is a Kenyan technology enabled B2B food distribution platform which builds fair and reliable markets for agricultural producers, food manufacturers and retailers with a focus on transparency and efficiency.

The company sources produce from more than 17,000 producers and delivers to more than 8,000 retailers around three times a week. Twiga’s digital platform and logistics network links retailers with farmers and food manufacturers, presenting a convenient and reliable alternative to the current inefficient and expensive farm/factory-to-market processes.

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Aiding agritech with the cloud

16 December 2022

AFGRI Technology Services (ATS), part of AFGRI Group Holdings, is a leading agricultural services company with core competencies to enhance, support and guide the growth of agricultural enterprise. The enterprise works toward the development and implementation of agricultural technology solutions which will help ensure both the future of agriculture and enable food security for Africa and the world at large.

AFGRI offers innovation growth and advisory services, innovation consulting, project management, and management services, in order to develop and build client capabilities within the agritech sector. With such a heavy reliance on communications, and indeed, for an organisation offering its own digital products and services and mobile apps, AFGRI was hindered with a poorly organised telephone system, for both mobile and fixed calls.

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AMN connects remote villages with NaaS

06 December 2022

Many rural areas in sub-Saharan Africa have no telecom infrastructure or power grid, leaving millions of people without mobile coverage. However, a network-as-a-service (NaaS) business model can provide a cost-effective solution for the millions of unconnected people living in these remote regions. Such a solution offers an efficient, affordable way for Africa’s tier-1 mobile operators to expand their rural coverage.

Serving the underserved

In remote parts of the world that are currently underserved by internet, mobile connectivity can change lives. An entrepreneur can sell goods and services to online buyers; a farmer can find up-to-date information about market prices; a midwife can call for help for a mother in labour; a worker can send money to family in another village without paying high fees for a courier.

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Marlink delivers NaaS to global humanitarian relief organisation

06 December 2022

An international humanitarian organisation actively involved in global relief operations in emerging markets was seeking a flexible solution to secure and improve the performance of the hybrid network. The entity required a safe and efficient network extension from its headquarters and data centre to remote country and regional offices, and into the cloud.

A key principle in global relief operations, the client required not only network services for its own offices and staff, but also the ability to share their services with other humanitarian organisations or to emergency responders on their premises, in Africa and beyond.

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