9 third-party projects selected under AGriDI project in Western Africa

The International Centre of Insect Physiology and Ecology (icipe) together with Agropolis fondation (AF), Gearbox Pan African Network (GB) and Université d’Abomey-Calavi (UAC)  have formed a consortium to implement a project called Accelerating Inclusive Green Growth through Agri-based Digital Innovation in West Africa (AGriDI), one of the ACP Innovation Fund granteed projects.

Nine (9) third-party projects have been selected through a call for proposals and will be funded under AGriDI. The third-party projects will start from March 1, 2022, for a duration of two years.

Name of Entity


Project Title

Université de Parakou


AGriCef, Une solution digitale pour une gestion agro-écologique plus efficace et efficiente de la Chenille Légionnaire d’Automne (CLA) au Nord Bénin

Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta, Nigeria (FUNAAB)


Digital Soil Mapping for Optimal Agricultural Yield and Sustainable Soil Biodiversity in Southwest Nigeria Using Artificial Intelligence

West African Science Service Centre on Climate Change and Adapted Land Use (WASCAL)


Precision Pest and Disease Management System based on Multidimensional Big Data

African Green Corporation SA


Boosting rice and maize supply chains through innovative e-market and financial services to smallholder farmers in Benin (BoMeF)

Sosai Renewable Energy


MarketMap: Improving Women’s opportunities to access microfinance for solar-powered agro-processing equipment

Esoko Limited


Digital Tools to Drive Market Access and Manage Ag-Value Chains

AgroCenta Limited


Scaling AgroCenta Platform and Adoption for Effective Market Linkages in Ghana

Centre d’Actions pour l’Environnement
et le Développement Durable (ACED)


Renforcement de l’environnement politique et réglementaire pour le développement et la mise à l’échelle des innovations numériques dans
le secteur agricole au Benin

Science and Technology Policy Research Institute, Council for Scientific and Industrial


Enhancing farmers’ uptake of digital technologies through empirical research, innovation and policy intervention


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