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Francis Dossou Sognon and Elvis Azonsi

AgroS­fer struc­ture sus­tain­able sup­ply chain in african agri­cul­ture by lever­ag­ing a pro­pri­etary dig­i­tal plat­form.

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Fran­cis Dos­sou Sognon

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Key Facts

  • Found­ing date: April ’21
  • Loca­tion: Benin, France

Part of Poly Cri­sis Pro­gram #1

Sus­tain­able Devel­op­ment Goals (SDGs)


AgroS­fer tack­les the issue of the very low rev­enue for the small-scale farm­ers in Africa. This is the symp­tom of a low per­form­ing val­ue chain due to: Weak yields gen­er­at­ed by using bad farm­ing tech­niques on small lands drowned in chem­i­cals which gen­er­ate prod­ucts which do not fit the qual­i­ty and quan­ti­ty cri­te­rias the best buy­ers have and a lack of trans­paren­cy on the val­ue chain between the farm­ers and the buy­ers from the food.


In our approach of sup­port­ing farm­ers to increase their liveli­hood, we empha­sis the adop­tion of a sus­tain­able farm­ing approach. Even with­out tar­get­ting cer­ti­fi­ca­tions (which busi­ness mod­el remain not fit­ting in the real­i­ty in Africa), we train the farm­ers on agroe­col­o­gy and agro­forestery, ease the access to nat­ur­al seeds, fer­til­iz­ers and her­bi­cides and con­nect direct­ly the farm­ers organ­i­sa­tions (coop­er­a­tives) with end indus­tri­al­ists cut­ting the mid­dle men and reduc­ing the CO2 impact of the logis­tic.