⦿ Agricultural Technology
Powering Africa's green revolution with fit mechanization
Growing population and food insecurity in low-income settings mean Africa needs a radical, non-conventional and affordable technology-based solution to boosting food crop production.
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⦿ About
Who are we?
AgTech hardwareMeSADA is an AgTech hardware developer start-up that works to fill the technology need gap for African context-fit technologies that make industrial farming for small and medium-scale farmers easier and cheaper
Affordable SolutionsThe company is a developer of just-fit agriculture technologies tailored to the requirements and budget of smallholder and medium-scale farmers in Sub-Saharan Africa
Automating AgricultureMeSADA exists to satisfy the intensification needs of smallholder and medium-scale farmers with technologies for automating control-intensive farming activities and boosting farm power
⦿ Mission
MeSADA's mission & VisionMeSADA's mission is to power Africa's green revolution with fit mechanization solutions to boost sustainable food crop production. 
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Our Vision is to be the leading company in the development and supply of cheaper and easy-to-use African context-fit technologies for smallholder and medium-scale farmers in the next 10 years.
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Built by local engineers, run by local engineers.
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We aim to make industrial farming easy and more affordable for our target users. We strongly believe in creating African solutions for African problems.
⦿ Tests
Field Tests
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⦿ PROBLEM SPACE
What's wrong
Growing population and food insecurity in SSA means the region needs a radical non-conventional approach to sustainably boost food crop production
30%The average maize yield in SSA is about a third (1.85 Mt/ha) of the global yield rate (5.8 Mt/ha).
300 millionthe number of people in Sub-Saharan Africa living in hunger as at 2019.
+$2B/yearSSA’s annual expenditure on food imports to make up for the food demand deficit.
x3the demand for food crops in SSA is predicted to triple by 2050 due to population growth.
⦿ PROBLEM SPACE
What could be the cause?
“late-emerging maize plants lose 626 Kg per acre for every single day of delayed emergence”~ FarmProgress (2019)
“Research on maize yield improvement by Mississippi State University proved that seeding with a precision seeder boosts maize yield by 152.4 Kg per acre”.
90%+of food crop production processes are done with manual labor. Thinning farming population is greatly affecting agriculture intensity in SSA
60%+grain crop yield loss to seed spacing and uniform planting depth inefficiencies associated with manual planting.
⦿ Team
Meet the team
Young, Well-guided and Experienced Team
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Akwasi Badu-DebrahCo-founder, CEO
Bsc. Statistics
GIZ fair forward AI fellow
Data Scientist
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Eleazar ArcherCo-founder, CTO
MAS/MSc. Mechatronics Engineering
E4C Fellow | CAD/CAM/CAE/PLM
Mechanical design
Product development
Sustainable design
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Timothy AsareElectrical & Controls Designer
MAS/MSc. Mechatronics Engineering
IEEExtreme GH Co-Chair | PCB and electrical controls design
UAV specialist
Business development.
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Santa Mary ImedeMechanical Designer
MAS/MSc. Mechatronics Engineering | Sustainability
Mechanical design
Financial analysis
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Samuel Kamunyu KaruruHead of Manufacturing
MAS/MSc. Mechatronics Engineering | Engineering design
Welding specialist
Advanced manufacturing.
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