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Daniel Asare-Kyei

Chief Executive Officer at Esoko

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Daniel is a Geo-information scientist and Agricultural Economist and has a unique mix of professional experience, from international development to entrepreneurship to rich scientific career. Daniel bridges the gap between farmer realities and technological innovations and has unique ability to translate technological solutions to solve problems affecting smallholders and illiterate people.  In research, he conducted a pioneering research in post-harvest management of perishables using advanced remote sensing techniques. These models have become the backbone of a new mobile app, called CHEETAH (http://cheetah.ujuizi.com/).   As a proud farmer, he founded Eucharia Farms and Adinkra Frontiers and has been a speaker and ardent promoter of ICT for agriculture and rural development. He’s spoken widely in many international conferences and fora, advocating for an increased digitization of rural African economies.

As CEO of Esoko, he has led Esoko, Africa’s largest MIS provider to develop its mobile data collection service called Insyt, an off-grid mobile data collection technology which has been at the forefront of several development initiatives in Africa. Daniel is currently leading Esoko to develop its new flagship product, called the Greencard registry, an Innovative centralized tech platform allowing underserved people to access a variety of services such as credit, inputs, insurance, pensions, ag content etc.

Daniel is also a fellow of the United Nations University-EHS and has a doctorate degree in Agricultural Economics, double master’s degree in Geo-Information Science from the University of Twente, The Netherlands and a first-class bachelors in Agricultural Economics from Ghana’s KNUST.

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