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    Fuzé Investment Series: Tunisian Precision Farming Startup Seabex Joins the List

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    Tunisian AgriTech startup, Seabex, has secured funding from Digital Africa’s Fuzé program, a significant step forward for the company’s mission to transform African agriculture through innovative precision farming solutions. The amount of the investment in Seabex was not disclosed, but it represents the latest addition to the Fuzé program’s portfolio, which now includes startups across French-speaking Africa. 

    Founded in 2020 by Amira Cheniour and Taher Mestiri, Seabex enables farmers to improve crop yields using intelligent precision farming solutions. These solutions allow farmers to make optimal use of resources, particularly water, without requiring advanced agronomic knowledge or extensive daily data collection.

    Seabex has developed a unique approach that leverages standard and specific models to aid farmers in maximizing productivity while conserving essential resources. By employing advanced Artificial Intelligence and solid technical expertise, Seabex’s asset-light solution simplifies the complex processes of irrigation and resource management. This innovation not only helps farmers become more resilient and profitable but also ensures the sustainable use of water and other precious resources.

    Seabex’s mission has gained significant momentum through its strategic partnership with Digital Africa, an organization dedicated to supporting startups across the African continent. Digital Africa’s Fuzé program, backed by Proparco, has been instrumental in providing critical support to Seabex and other startups in French-speaking Africa. The program aims to nurture opportunities, facilitate funding, and increase the visibility of technological solutions that drive Africa’s economic development.

    “We are very proud to have Digital Africa by our side as we embark on our expansion plans in Africa,” said Amira Cheniour, Co-Founder and General Manager of Seabex. “Their support will be invaluable in helping us bring our innovation to many countries on the continent. Together, we will advance African agriculture, help farmers face climate change, become more resilient and profitable, all while preserving our precious resources.”

    The Fuzé program offers a tiered investment structure tailored to the needs of startups at various stages of development. Ideation tickets of €20,000, follow-on tickets of €30,000, and cumulative tickets of €50,000 provide startups with the necessary resources to scale their operations. This funding model has been crucial in enabling Seabex to expand its reach and impact across Africa.

    “Seabex is committed to helping farmers by reducing resource consumption and maximizing productivity,” said Yann Azandegbe, Investment Associate at Digital Africa. “Through Seabex, we are delighted to foster precision agriculture as a means of improving farming practices and enhancing the responsible use of resources.”

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