Four Powering Ag Innovators Featured in LSEG's "Companies to Inspire Africa" Report

Published Apr. 4, 2017

London Stock Exchange Group

About Powering Agriculture

Powering Agriculture: An Energy Grand Challenge for Development supports the development and deployment of clean energy innovations that increase agriculture productivity and stimulate low carbon economic growth in the agriculture sector of developing countries to help end extreme poverty and extreme hunger.

The London Stock Exchange Group has named SunCulture, Futurepump, Husk Power Systems and EarthSpark's SparkMeter four of Africa’s most inspiring small & medium-sized enterprises.

Sitting at the heart of the world’s most international financial market, London Stock Exchange has always played a central role in bringing together ambitious, growing companies from around the world with globally-minded investors. Key to that role is a continual effort to raise awareness in emerging markets of the unrivaled investor base that exists in London seeking exposure to new geographies and opportunities. Similarly, we work to educate and introduce investors to the opportunities that these companies and countries may offer.

In that spirit, London Stock Exchange Group has undertaken an unparalleled research project, in partnership with Africa Development Bank Group, CDC Group and PwC, to reveal Africa’s most inspiring small & medium-sized enterprises.

To read details about these innovators, and all the other companies highlighted, download the London Stock Exchange Group's full report.

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