I have a piece in CTA Spore on Zenvus. CTA is an international organization with the mission “to advance food security, resilience and inclusive economic growth in Africa, the Caribbean and the Pacific through innovations in sustainable agriculture”. It sees “smallholder agriculture as a vibrant, modern and sustainable business that creates value for farmers, entrepreneurs, youth and women, and produces affordable, nutritious and healthy food for all.” In Zenvus, our mission is to cure extreme poverty by improving farm yields in Africa.
The test for Africa is that it needs to develop and deepen capabilities to solve region-specific climate changes so as to replenish its soils and have the right inputs to farm, and feed its people. Today’s depleted soils are opportunities for technology companies to solve. Possibly, a quantum computer powered by the most advanced general artificial intelligence can offer roadmaps on how Africa can effectively feed not just its citizens, but the world, since it has the largest area of uncultivated arable land.