Africa has a population of 1.5 Billion people as of January 2024, as reported by Worldmeter. At least 60% of the population is made up of young people below 25 years old, a more reason to educate this generation who are tech savvy to be involved in the farming space. According to the 2023 Africa Agriculture Status Report dubbed "Empowering Africa's Food Systems," 650 million Africans —50% of the continent’s population—lack economic or physical access to sufficient food. The question remains, how can Africa cultivate tech talents among young people venturing agriculture?
The agricultural industry is one of the sectors most affected by the digital and technological transformation. This transformation has caused the development of new technologies that have improved the quality, quantity and variety of food, as well as its sustainability.