4 December 2013. Yaoundé, Cameroun. Presentation of Gro Intelligence at the 1st African Continental Policy Briefing of PAFO. Gro Intelligence is a data aggregation, reconciliation and analysis service that fills costly information and knowledge gaps about African agriculture in order to provide clearer, more comprehensive and timely reporting.
Sara Menker, a former commodities trader who less than two years ago founded Gro Ventures, a data analytics and advisory business focused on African commodities that has designed special lending products and made a commitment to work with banks to lend $25 million to the continent’s agricultural sector by the end of 2015. She believes the key to improving access to capital in the sector is data.