At 23 years old, Aboubacar Karim is CEO and founder of INVESTIV, an Ivorian startup established in 2017 specialised in precision agriculture.
INVESTIV uses drones to provide farmers with information on soil quality, plant health conditions, spraying crops with pesticides and fertiliser, and measurement and monitoring of crop development through an online platform.
The company has mapped and monitored over 8,000 hectares of land and created more than 20 jobs. Bright young Africans like Karim are the reason why the African Development Bank is investing millions of dollars in Africa’s agriculture sector – with a focus on youth.
In addition, the Bank is working with its member countries and other development partners
through implementation of the Enable Youth Program, one of the Bank’s flagship initiatives addressing Africa’s youth employment challenges. Enable Youth empowers young men and women at each stage of the agribusiness value chain as agripreneurs. To date, the Bank has committed over $350m to Enable Youth investments in 12 countries on the continent.
The goal of the Bank’s Jobs for Youth in Africa Strategy is to create 25m jobs by 2025.
CENTER FOR AFRICAN STUDIES
Center for Africa Studies (AFRAM) which located in Ankara, is an organization facilitating under the administration of African Affairs Council (AFAC). It makes various researches about Africa to enhance economic and cultural bounds between Africa and Turkey. AFRAM’s publishings has been shared with different institutions as they require to obtain.
Africa Observatory is one the publishing of AFRAM and it has been published each two weeks. It has been delivered to different institutions via e-mail.