WE4F in West Africa

The agri-food sector occupies a crucial place in West Africa with more than 55% of the rural population deriving most of its resources from agricultural activities. Thus, small-scale farmers are key players in this sector and contribute to 70% of the food needs of the African continent. However, they are faced with a decline in their productivity, which particularly impacts women and youth. Rampant demographics (the population in West Africa is expected to double by 2050) and the effects of climate change are increasing the threat to productivity and require the development of a more sustainable agricultural sector to ensure food security throughout the region and decent incomes for smallholders.

GSMA Innovation Fund for Digital Urban Services

Equity-free grant of between £100,000 and £250,000 The GSMA Innovation Fund is open for start-ups, small and medium enterprises (SMEs) and social enterprises in Africa, South or South East Asia.