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How connectivity is transforming Kenyan agriculture

14 May 2021

Patrick Ndegwa, Seacom East Africa Business Sales Lead, writes that the agricultural sector makes up roughly 31.5 percent of Kenya’s GDP and employs 38 percent of Kenya’s total population. For 70 percent of rural Kenyans, agriculture provides their main source of income, which makes it a sector of the economy that shouldn’t be overlooked. Agricultural businesses face many challenges, including short shelf lives, inconsistent product quality, and lack of access to knowledge or financial resources. Emerging digital technologies can provide solutions and might be the answer to improved productivity, profitability, and resilience to climate change. Connectivity is the backbone of digital transformation and as it continues to improve across Africa, so will farmers’ access to innovation.