A man uses a drone on a tomato farm in Côte d'Ivoire. Photo by: REUTERS / Luc Gnago

ACCRA, Ghana — Technological solutions to the agriculture sector’s challenges are on the rise in Africa — but can farmers and others in the sector actually use these to transform the continent into an agricultural powerhouse?

Politicians, farmers, scientists, NGOs, and donor representatives met in Ghana last week at the African Green Revolution Forum to debate the role that new technologies could play in helping the continent reach its agricultural potential.

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    Sara Jerving

    Sara Jerving is Devex's East Africa Correspondent based in Nairobi. She is a reporter and producer, whose work has appeared in The Wall Street Journal, the Los Angeles Times, Vice News, Bloomberg Businessweek, The Nation magazine, among others. Sara holds a master's degree in business and economic reporting from Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism where she was a Lorana Sullivan fellow.