How green innovation can transform African agriculture

With the threat of climate change and coronavirus, decentralized renewable energy could be key to building more resilient food systems.

What are the key factors inhibiting renewable growth in the African agribusiness markets, and what is the degree of impact of these constraints? What is the impact of state regulations on the growth of the renewables market? More importantly, how are emerging markets for renewables expected to fair in the next few years and how will consumption patterns develop? Many farmers do not yet have a serious buy-in for solar solutions as a means to productive ends. This is not only because of purchase and set-up costs, but also due to an influx of cheap Chinese-made products, with very short lifespans.

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