WHO WE ARE
Lake Basin Agrotech is a social enterprise established in 2017 to provide appropriate technologies for improved agricultural productivity to enhance food security in Africa.LBA is founded on the premise that Agriculture contributes to 25 percent of the country’s gross domestic product, 65 percent of total national exports, 18 percent of formal and 70 percent of informal employment and about 70 percent of the rural population depends on the sector for their livelihoods.Despite this importance, agricultural productivity has remained largely stagnant. Besides, 30 to 40 percent of agricultural produce is lost owing to poor post-harvest handling, storage and processing methods.
Therefore, there is high potential for lateral expansion of the sector across the value chain. Studies reveal that while the current level of mechanization is very low, it has the potential to revolutionize agriculture both in terms of quantity and quality of products grown and processed.Mechanization will reduce the drudgery associated with traditional farming methods and attract the youth towards agriculture. Agricultural mechanization contributes to increased land productivity, reduces cost of production, and enhances timely preparation of land and employment of youth