Digital journalist, social entrepreneur and researcher in the field of ICT for agriculture, she tries to understand how ICTs can positively influence the development of our society, with a particular focus on Africa. She holds a Master in Development Economics at the Department of Economics and Statistics at the University of Turin, specializing in the field of ICT for development and communication for human rights.
After several research experiences in Senegal, Kenya, Uganda and Ghana, she founded Agritools, a research journalism platform that investigates the use of ICT in agriculture in Africa and that won twice a grant by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and the European Journalism Centre.
She is also the co-founder of Yeesal Agri Hub, the first Agritech Hub in Senegal, where sustainable development, organic farming and food security will represent the principles to better engage youth in agribusiness through digital innovation and crativity.
What role do ICTs play in increasing young people’s interest in the agricultural sector? Can ICTs create new employment opportunities in agriculture?
Trying to answer to these questions, she moved in Senegal and she is working actively with the local communities of young agri-entrepreneurs and development praticioners.