OpenIDEO is an open innovation platform. Join our global community to solve big challenges for social good. Sign Up / Login or Learn more

Agricultural Innovation Weekly Highlights – April 22, 2016

Photo of OpenIDEO

Written by

Over the course of the Agricultural Innovation Challenge, we'll be featuring highlights of contributions from each of our themed mission areas. This week, we've seen an incredible number of inspirations and thought-starters from our global community. As the Ideas Phase progresses, we would love for you to spread the word and invite organizations working within these focus areas to join the challenge!



Mission 1: Access to Financial Resources

FADAMA Seed Lending –  A platform that will let buyers in Nigeria provide crop seeds upfront in exchange for the option of purchasing the crops at an agreeable market price after harvest.


Mission 2: Connection to Markets

SokoHuru Food Hubs – A farm-to-business delivery system in Kenya that pools together crops from small-scale farmers for distribution to larger-volume markets.



Mission 3: Access to Information

Farm.ink– A mobile marketplace that aggregates big data from multiple online platforms to create an accurate database that will meet the demands of farmers and buyers.



Mission 4: Storage and Processing

Bext360 – A network of smart kiosks in the Democratic Republic of Congo that will collect coffee beans while capturing crop data to increase efficiency and decrease waste.



We’re looking forward to seeing your ideas for bringing agricultural innovation to small-scale farming communities. Join the challenge to help improve the livelihoods of small-scale farmers by reducing food waste and spoilage!


2.9k 17
Agricultural Innovation Challenge

17 comments

Join the conversation:

Comment
Photo of Zaynes Emptiness

Thanks for commenting, we’re glad this list of business tools was useful for you! pbs.org/activate yahoo customer service www.hulu.com/activate Garmin nuvi Update yahoo customer service nbc.com/activate xfinity.com/authorize fox sports go activate espn.com/activate

Photo of Justin Jacob

Agriculture is the art of cultivating plants. The agricultural innovation weekly highlights shared here looks good. Farming is a very good process. It will help us to maintain our strength and body. Hostsailor When we cultivate plants and crops ourself, then we will get vegetables at least for our household uses.

Photo of DeletedUser

DeletedUser

Hey! Do you use Twitter? I’d like to follow you if that would be ok. I’m undoubtedly enjoying your blog and look forward to new posts. xfinity.com/authorize hulu.com/activate espn.com/activate

Photo of Kaitlyn John

Thanks for sharing about the latest innovation introduced in the agricultural field arthritis treatment. I really appreciate the people behind this. Agricultural is one of the prominent areas where innovations have to be introduced. This article gave a clear idea of the latest innovations.

Photo of carole melda

Attaining high-quality Custom Nursing Essay Writing Service Online is achievable at affordable charges while offering other numerous advantages to clients.Our team work tirelessly to deliver Custom Research Paper Services on time.

Photo of chirurgie  esthetique

merci beaucoup https://www.clinique-internationale-tunisie.com/

Photo of chirurgie  esthetique

merci https://www.clinique-internationale-tunisie.com/ https://www.clinique-internationale-tunisie.com/blepharoplastie

Photo of Ann Lily

I want you to thank for your time of this wonderful read!!! I definately enjoy every little bit of it and I have you bookmarked to check out new stuff of your blog a must read blog! http://gmailloginhelp.com/gmail-sign-up/

Photo of univers null

Nice , univers , https://univers-esthetique.com

Photo of DeletedUser

DeletedUser

Hi Everyone online. I'm John I finally understood how spell works. My wife left me due to the fact that i was diagnosed with Herpes Simplex Virus. I was heart broken that she left me for another man. I did all i could to get her back but all i did never worked out for me not until my cousin from Mexico got me informed about this man called Dr Akereco that he's very powerful and can be of help to me. I believed and got in touch with the Dr Akereco and i opened up to him everything that i was going through. Could you believe it that i was cured from the Herpes Simplex Virus and my wife came back all within 24 hours just has he told me if only you have faith & believe, your miracle will happen. All thanks to Dr Akereco for his help. Get in touch now for any help I believe he can help you too. Email: drakerecospellcaster@gmail.com His website: http://drakerecoproblemssolutionhome.webs.com

Photo of DeletedUser

DeletedUser

Hi Everyone online. I'm John I finally understood how spell works. My wife left me due to the fact that i was diagnosed with Herpes Simplex Virus. I was heart broken that she left me for another man. I did all i could to get her back but all i did never worked out for me not until my cousin from Mexico got me informed about this man called Dr Akereco that he's very powerful and can be of help to me. I believed and got in touch with the Dr Akereco and i opened up to him everything that i was going through. Could you believe it that i was cured from the Herpes Simplex Virus and my wife came back all within 24 hours just has he told me if only you have faith & believe, your miracle will happen. All thanks to Dr Akereco for his help. Get in touch now for any help I believe he can help you too. Email: drakerecospellcaster@gmail.com His website: http://drakerecoproblemssolutionhome.webs.com

Photo of DeletedUser

DeletedUser

http://fiforlife.co">OBAT/ PELANGSING BADAN http://fiforlife.co">fiforlif/ atasi perut buncit http://fiforlife.co">firorlif/ jakarta http://fiforlife.co">firorlif/ Semarang http://fiforlife.co">firorlif/ bekasi http://fiforlife.co">firorlif/ depok http://fiforlife.co">firorlif/ cibubur http://fiforlife.co">firorlif/ medan

Photo of David dickerson

I like the agricultural innovation program you have organized. Through this people will get to know the importance of agriculture and also make them to start their own places to make a new one. We know world is addicted with chemical products and that cause lot of problems in our health. After ayurveda treatment therapies Kerala lots of people realized the side effects of chemicals and started their therapies to get escape from it. You can also start your new journey with http://chaithanyaayurvedaretreat.com/ayurveda-treatment-therapies

Photo of Robert

Work on farm is so hard. People have no idea how many effort you have to put in on the far. Specially when you do not have machinery.

Photo of Arif Khan

Of essence here is to clarify just how do you perceive improvement in the livelihoods of small-scale farmers would come about by reducing food waste and spoilage? Food waste and spoilage happens at the hands of the farmer if he lacks suitable and adequate storage facility. If this capacity be built up for Him, his losses would be reduced or eliminated and his livelihood improved.

Photo of Fikrie Sintayehu Sinku

Since I joined openideo, I see really interesting innovations out there. When it comes to Africa, technologies in some coutries have gone too far while others are lagging behind. Technology use is quite common in Nigeria and Kenya, as we understand from the submissions from there. My country, Ethiopia, though Africa's second most populous nation and whose farmers are predominantly small scale, have not yet basic supply chain structures in place. The most importnant factor accounting to this gap is, I think, the difference in entrepreneural ecosystem existing in these countries. Good job Amplify trying to fill the gap.

Photo of Michael

This seems like a great idea, as always. You are doing so much to help, I really love this site. I will try to help you as well!