TECH SUPPLIER Jun 2019 - Market Perspective - Doc # META45277119

Opportunities for Smart Farming Technologies in Sub-Saharan Africa

By: Sabelo DlaminiSenior Research and Consulting Manager


This IDC Market Perspective outlines IoT-backed smart farming opportunities in Sub-Saharan Africa. The document provides details of smart farming use cases and showcases their potential for growth. The documents then concludes with recommendations on how technology providers can approach these smart farming opportunities.

"Smart farming is a unique use case in Sub-Saharan Africa, as the IoT markets across the continent are still emerging. Technology suppliers on the continent are at the stage where they need to test the markets, while refining and optimizing their offerings to ensure long term success. They should thus consider duplicating successful smart farming implementations across the world in order to offer localized solutions that address the present challenges faced by farming communities in the region." — Senior Research and Consulting Manager Sabelo Dlamini, IDC South Africa



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