Tech Startups in Africa Aim to Curb Food Shortages from COVID-19

Mobile tech startups are helping people get hold of fresh food during the COVID-19 pandemic by tapping into the rapid rise in smartphone use across the continent, write Kim Harrisberg and Lungelo Ndlovu for the Thomson Reuters Foundation. As lockdowns around the world disrupt food trade across borders, they also made it difficult for people working abroad to send food to their loved ones back home.

A farmer digs up potatoes Kongoussi, Burkina Faso (file photo).


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