Why African agriculture still depends on the 'middle man' — or woman

The "middle man role" of rural agro-vets, also known throughout sub-Saharan Africa as agro-dealers, isn't one to cut out — and not only because they're a means of delivering new technologies to farmers. Seed and other input suppliers are increasingly relying on rural agro-dealers to sell their stock.

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  • Kelli Rogers

    Kelli Rogers is an Associate Editor for Devex. Based on the U.S. West Coast, she works with Devex's team of correspondents and editors around the world, with a particular focus on gender. She previously worked as Devex’s Southeast Asia correspondent based in Bangkok, covering disaster and crisis response, resilience, women’s rights, and climate change throughout the region. Prior to that, she reported on social and environmental issues from Nairobi, Kenya. Kelli holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Missouri, and has since reported from more than 20 countries.

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