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2020 Business Innovation Challenge Winners


  1. Zumi – Nairobi 

Digitization of apparel value chain through connecting apparel wholesalers and retailers in a transparent, affordable marketplace. Zumi is empowering women retailers with the technology, logistics and financial services to scale. Relevant for the current covid-19 context.

2. African Agency for Arid Resources Limited (AGAR) – Isiolo

Empowering pastoralist communities in the East African ASAL through sustainable exploitation of resources, by providing them with market access and professional technical advice in selected value chains in gum & resins.

3. Hello Tractor – Nairobi

An “uber for tractors” Enterprise that links farmers with tractors. The innovation models a form of pay-as-you-go tractor for increased agricultural productivity, job creation and an attractive new asset class for women savings cooperative.

4. Miyonga Fresh Greens – Wheeling Fruit Project – Nairobi

Development of a mobile fruit processing factory in order to reduce food waste, create jobs in rural areas, improve digital traceability (through incorporation of GPS elements) of food from different regions.

5. Value Villages Food & Leather – Turkana

Fish processing plant aiming to upscale fish waste that realizes the full potential of the blue economy to the benefit of local communities and the fishing industry.

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