About Us

What We do

Manobi Africa delivers digital solutions and services for businesses, development projects and service providers in Africa’s water and agricultural sectors. The company profiles, maps and monitors the activities of value chain actors, in real-time, across 14 African countries by combining geospatial mapping and remote-sensing technologies at scale. Using data intelligence to compile and analyse this information, Manobi Africa provides robust monitoring and evaluation reports, and sustainable management solutions.

The ‘mAgri 2.0’ platform, developed by Manobi Africa in 2002, was the world’s first mobile-based agricultural market information system to be used by Africa’s smallholder farmers. Initially a platform to access commodity price updates and connect agricultural stakeholders, the application has evolved to deliver a range of integrated services. These include crop traceability, farm georeferencing and weather forecasts to benefit actors across the value chain.

Other technologies developed by the company are applied in the water and sanitation sectors to enhance water resilience and security. The applications create digital roadmaps of water pipes, reservoirs and distribution networks; for example, to track water flow volumes, identify problem areas, and reduce utility water losses.

Today, Manobi Africa is working in partnership with a network of development organisations, including Africa Rice, the Islamic Development Bank, the United Nations Development Programme and the World Bank. Through these collaborations, the company is increasing safe water access, youth employment, digital agriculture – and much more – for emerging economies.

Our Team

Daniel Annerose


Cédric Champenois


Pierre C. Sibiry Traoré

Director of Research and Development

Nikki Hsian Lee

Business Development Manager

Jacques K. Atohoun

Head of Production

Léonce Akplogan

Deputy Manager, Benin

Rodrigue Adechi

UtilitY85 Manager

Sédreack Hounkpe

Information Technology Manager

Yemissi Henriette Foudohou

Administrative and Finance Assistant


Mariama Leye


Osias Noël Tosssou

Lean Data Manager Phygital Transformation


Mame Bator Cisse

Lean Data Junior
Phygital transformation

Souleye Sene


Joel R. Nteupe


Igore Adjotin

Software Ingineer

Yacine Dia

Network and Multimedia Engineer

Glorie Metsa Wowo

Artificial Intelligence Expert

Ebimoboere Claudius

Agricultural Insurance Specialist

Hubert Kanyamahanga

Artificial Intelligence Expert

Steven Ndung’u

Climate Services Specialist

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