Agriculture is the biggest employer in Africa with about 70% of the population depending on it to make a living. It accounted for about 32% of Africa’s GDP as at 2016. Growth in the sector is said to be 11 times more effective in reducing poverty than growth in any other sector. The agriculture value […]
Jehiel Oliver was an investment banker before founding Hello Tractor. He brought on Van Jones as a co-founder months later. Both are citizens of the United States, but are also very passionate about farming in Nigeria and Africa.
Hello Tractor, a Uber-like startup that provides, what it calls, smart tractors for smallholding farmers, is one of the more exciting startups that will pitch at the event.