Agribusiness contributes about 25 percent of Africa’s GDP and 70 percent of its employment. However, supply chains of many agribusinesses in Africa are fragmented and suffer from poor information flows. Additionally, many farmers rely on traditional agronomic practices and technologies that are under increasing pressure from climate-related shocks. Digital technology can improve the operation of key supply chains in the food system through greater agricultural efficiencies, improved business practices, traceability, food safety and, access to finance. 

To support digital transformation in Africa's agribusiness sector, modernize supply chains and boost farmers' productivity and incomes, IFC and Microsoft, through its Africa Transformation Office (ATO), have partnered to make digital tools and training resources more accessible to small-scale farmers, and agriculture-linked small businesses.