Dar es Salaam – Tuesday 11 June.
AGRIinsight has entered into a strategic partnership with the Tanzania Industrial Research and Development Organisation TIRDO (www.tirdo.or.tz) in collaboration with our partners at Twigalpha and are building T-Hub which is a tech incubator in Dar Es Salaam that will accelerate the success of tech innovators within the country.
AGRIinsight will be one of the first ag tech companies to join the Hub. The company will provide startup expertise and hands-on tech development experience as it rolls out its farmers’ App known as ‘Ubia Soko‘ across the country.
Mihayo Wilmore – founder of Twigalpha and Director of AGRIinsight said “these are exciting times for the ag-tech space in Tanzania and my fellow directors and I are keen not only to show how to grow profitable businesses through technology innovation but also showcase how the right business models can not only benefit the business but also the Tanzanian Government and its citizens”.
Dr Lugano, Director at TIRDO, said that “the organisation was ready to provide the necessary support, linkages and facilitation to AGRIinsight in applied research for agricultural value chains in Tanzania to enable farmers to tap into inputs and commercial markets.” He added, “Uyole Agricultural Research Institute in Mbeya was a key partner and that AGRIinsight should make a visit to explore further the rice value chain, a commodity of initial focus for the company.
Patrick Guyver (AGRIinsight CEO) on a visit to Dar this week, concurred with Mihayo’s comments adding that “by having a space like T-Hub to make business connections and adapting new technology to the realities on the ground here in Tanzania – is a win win situation for all parties.”