Nigerian ‘Zebra CropBank,’ an agri-tech startup based by Buffy Okeke-Ojiudu, serial social entrepreneur, has emerged as a standout on the United Nations FAO World Meals Discussion board in Rome.
The startup secured the ‘World Startup Innovation Award’ within the ‘Higher Manufacturing’ class and clinched the title of ‘World Meals Discussion board Innovation Of The 12 months.’
The occasion, hosted on the headquarters of the Meals and Agriculture Group of the United Nations (FAO), introduced collectively a world group of innovators, traders, and consultants dedicated to advancing impactful options inside the realm of meals programs.
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Beth Bechdol, FAO deputy director-general, opened the occasion by emphasising the important function of local weather motion and innovation in guaranteeing equitable entry to nutritious meals worldwide, an announcement stated.
“Zebra CropBank, chosen from a aggressive pool of over 400 agri-focused firms throughout 69 nations, outshone the competitors as one of many last 8 contestants.
“On the core of Zebra CropBank’s success is its revolutionary post-harvest service platform, offering farmers with the means to retailer and monetize their produce,” it stated.
The startup’s community of digital warehouses holds promise for reworking meals and agriculture provide chains, providing earnings alternatives for farmers, significantly in native and distant areas of Africa.
Okeke-Ojiudu expressed his pleasure, stating, “Receiving the ‘World Startup Innovation Award’ within the ‘Higher Manufacturing’ class was an exhilarating acknowledgment for Zebra CropBank.
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“To then be honored with the ‘World Meals Discussion board Innovation Of The 12 months’ underscores the worldwide influence we aspire to make in reshaping the agricultural panorama.”