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WORKING PAPER #68 27-05-2024

Author: Luxen, V

This study examines German actors involved in the digitalisation of agriculture in Africa. The main actors identified were Agricultural Machinery Manufacturers, Agricultural Input Companies, Software and Big Data Companies, and Donors. These actors are characterised by extensive interactions, with commercial activities and development cooperation identified as central motives. The size of the actors acts as an intervening variable that plays a role within the types. The results contribute to a structural understanding of German actors and form the basis for further empirical studies. These can be used to test, adapt and refine the developed typology. The results of this study are relevant for researchers, decision-makers in the agricultural sector, development organisations and companies involved in the digital transformation of agriculture in Africa.

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