Agriculture in Egypt contributes significantly to both the economy and employment, accounting for more than 11 percent of the country’s gross domestic product (GDP) and 28 percent of all jobs nationwide.
In recent years, traditional farming practices have faced challenges stemming from the mounting obstacles posed by climate change, food scarcity, wastage, inflated consumer prices, and a complex, interdependent supply chain.
Despite these growing threats, the agricultural sector has been undergoing a transformation with the infusion of technology catalyzed by a new wave of innovative startups. These companies are pioneering agritech solutions that are revolutionizing the industry – from providing financial services for smallholder farmers, to harnessing satellite technology to combat climate change.
Here are six Egyptian agritech startups at the forefront of innovation, propelling the agricultural landscape toward greater sustainability, efficiency, and resilience.