The GSMA AgriTech Accelerator (‘the Accelerator’) commissioned by the German Federal Ministry for
Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), is part of the Fund for the Promotion of Innovation in Agriculture (i4Ag) and being carried out by the GSMA on behalf of the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit GmbH (GIZ). This initiative aims to support and fast-track the growth of innovative, revenue-generating digital agriculture solutions that support the shared vision of improving smallholder farmers’:
- Financial inclusion
- Climate resilience
The GSMA will provide upto 10 selected applicants (cohort members)with technical assistance for a
period of two years to support the scaling of digital agriculture solutions. Cohort members will benefit from a range of technical assistance tools, including targeted consulting from the GSMA team, user experience and product design/management support, farmer feedback surveys, access to GSMA events and insights and capacity building for investor readiness.
No direct grant funding will be provided to cohort members of the Accelerator.
Applicants to the Accelerator will be expected to clearly articulate how their digital agriculture solution,
leveraging mobile technology, supports improved livelihoods, climate resilience and financial inclusion for smallholder farmers, and enables equitable access for female farmers, young farmers and/or farmers with disabilities.
Some examples of use cases that are relevant to the Accelerator’s objective and promote access to
services, markets and assets for smallholder farmers are given below.
- Digital Advisory
- Agri Digital Financial Services
- Digital procurement
- Agri e-commerce
- Smart Farming
This is not an exhaustive list and consideration will be made to applications promoting other use cases that align with the objectives of the Accelerator.
Definitions of these use cases, as well as associated sub use cases, are provided in the applicant handbook.
The GSMA AgriTech Accelerator is funded by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), and supported by the GSMA and its members.
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