Six of the world’s most exciting agtech innovators will showcase their ideas on a World Bank livestream next week. All winners of the recent WorldBank and Draper University Agriculture Innovation Challenge focused on supporting Agriculture & Food Security Risk Financing in Southern Africa – which we were media partners with, the six will talk about how their ‘solutions and innovative practices are impacting agriculture data, weather variables, pests and plant diseases in the most vulnerable regions’.
The winners that will share their insight are…
Arable (USA) – Winner of Alternative Methods for Measuring Weather Variables Challenge. It generates real-time microclimate and crop health data on two time horizons: driving daily farm operations and providing insight into seasonal yields.
CropIn (India) – Winner of Bring Your Own Agriculture Data Challenge: The company builds large and smart datasets through innovative ICT-driven data collection techniques, that enable farmers access to risk and financing instruments.
Satelligence (Ghana) – Winner of Predicting or Monitoring Animal and/or Plant Pests Challenge. It combats the invasion of fall armyworm in sub-Saharan Africa by providing early warning messages based on satellite technology.
The other winners: Sailog (Israel) – Honorable Mention for Accessibility. EsusFarm (South Africa) – Honorable Mention for Innovative Locally Sustainable Business Model. Injini (South Africa) – Honorable Mention for Harnessing Social Media.
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