The stage is set for the 2019 iteration of the Pitch AgriHack competition. 20 judges have completed the evaluation of semi-finalist start-ups and have selected the finalists. The judges are industry experts (ICT and agriculture), entrepreneurs and investors coming from Africa and beyond.
Finalists have been selected using ten criteria: proposed solution, agricultural problems addressed, unique value proposition, team composition, market addressed, current market traction, channels/paths to customers, revenues stream, planned milestones and key performance indicators.
Out of the 104 semi-finalists, 22 finalists have been selected including www.docpol.com of City Digital Consults.
Our poultry web platform – www.docpol.com owned by City Digital Consults Nigeria has emerged as a finalist of the Pitch AgriHack 2019 in the mature platform category alongside other firms like:
Akaboxi – A digital financial
inclusion system that enables smallholder farmers in a community to manage and
monitor their savings together.
Arinifu Technologies Ltd. – Aims to
enhance farming in Kenya and Africa at large through technological innovation
and making it accessible to both low and high-income farmers.
Solutions Ltd. – Woman-led mobile integrated solutions provider for farmers
and players in different value chains in the agricultural sector.
Foodlocker Limited –
An online marketplace for farm-fresh foods and grocery items from aggregated
outputs of smallholder farmers and fast-moving consumer goods companies.
Jaguza Tech – Mobile app
developer for livestock farmers to monitor, track and predict the animals’
health and improve efficiency.
Jinukun – Local producer and seller
of rice through an online shop in Benin.
NANO Air – Offers a digital solution for farmers to remotely trigger the irrigation through simple SMS commands with a basic phone and to monitor water and energy consumption
Recy World – Woman-led
farmer-to-farmer online platform for machinery rental that allows farm
businesses to create efficiencies for both parties, making agriculture more
environmentally and financially sustainable.
The finalists announced for the early stage platform category include:
AgriZoom – A crowdfunding and
E-commerce platform powered by an Android App that helps farmers, fishermen
collectivities and processors of agricultural products to raise funds and to
access the market in order to avoid food waste and create sustainable jobs.
Complete Farmer – A
woman-led digital agribusiness platform that provides industries an easy way to
source for food raw materials and a convenient way for individuals to own
Efarmu – Woman-led mobile app
developer, enabling farmers to generate daily and monthly reports about the
farm including profitability of each cow, average performance data of a
particular breed etc., allowing farmers to compare the performance of dairy
Endelea Uganda – Woman-led
startup, designing and developing services and applications to improve
productivity of African smallholder farmers.
Farmers Market Kenya
– A woman online marketplace where buyers and sellers meet to trade
farm-related products and services.
FootMo Kit – Developer of a handheld
device that diagnoses foot and mouth diseases in livestock in remote and low
resources areas by enabling local farmers to test the viral diseases on their
own without relying on the veterinary doctors.
Raino Tech4Impact – A
woman-led provider of a solar-powered cold chain, cold storage and related
logistics in small scale agriculture to help manage post-harvest losses.
Nocofio – Finance service provider
allowing individuals to partner with a farmer or own a farm by investing money
through the platform.
ProFish – A woman-led supply
chain platform, called Lojaanor, which offers an on-demand service connecting
local fish producers to a distributed network of fish buyers like wholesalers,
retailers and consumers.
Circuit Tech Ltd. – An ICT consultancy for businesses and strategic
innovative solutions in sectors spanning agribusiness, manufacturing, renewable
energy and waste management.
Technoplus – Developer of IT
solutions such as Agripoll, a mobile app enabling farmers, extension workers
and key stakeholders to share pests and disease management information.
Developer of solutions for farmer support such as a web and mobile application
providing greenhouse farmers with access to advisory, automation and market
linkages as well as controlling humidity,temperature and irrigation in their
Fly Colony – A platform
utilizing food waste in the production of a protein rich animal feed ingredient
i.e maggot meal through Black Soldier Fly (BSF) farming, addressi the problems
of food waste and environmental degradation.
With six representatives, Uganda tops the finalist countries, followed by Kenya with five representatives, Ghana and Nigeria with each having four representatives.
www.docpol.com of City Digital Consults will participate in the 2019 African Green Revolution Forum
Alongside other finalists, we will take part in the 2019 African Green Revolution Forum (AGRF) in Accra, Ghana from 3 to 6 September 2019. AGRF is organised by the Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA) and partners such as CTA, YARA, FAO, The African Development Bank Group, CGIAR, IFAD, the OCP Group. We will attend a training session on investment readiness and will have the opportunity to pitch our docpol solution to development partners and potential investors.
The theme of AGRF 2019 is “Grow Digital: Leveraging Digital Transformation to Drive Sustainable Food Systems in Africa.”
About Pitch Agrihack
Pitch AgriHack is part of CTA’s AgriHack Talent initiative and aims at accelerating e-agriculture entrepreneurship for growth and job creation in African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) countries. This year’s edition is organised in collaboration with partners including AGRA, OCP Group, the World Bank, GreenTec Capital, GreenTec Capital Africa Foundation, FAO, Agribusiness TV, Iceaddis, BongoHive, Yeessal AgriHub, Silicon Caribe, Africa Projects Development Centre.
www.docpol.com has helped many small holder poultry farmers to achieve higher farm outputs, higher profits and 100% capacity utilization through docpol expert production guide, marketplace and investment program.
We say congratulations to our fellow finalists and thank you to all our registered members, subscribers and partners!
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