Best Practices Atlas

The atlas of Europe-Africa Innovative Ideas and Best Practices


Through a Call for innovative ideas, LEAP4FNSSA project selected 25 young innovators, start-ups and entrepreneurs using evidence-based research results and applying digital solutions within the field of food nutrition security and sustainable agriculture.
Take a look to the Atlas and find out more about the 25 selected best practices.


Tanzania

Increasing yields and income by use of technology to access biopesticide and biofertilizer.

We use digital technology to help small holder’s farmers accessing farm inputs/ biopesticide and biofertilizer enabling them to increase yields and income without affecting their health and environment..

Digital farm input supply technology that involves the use of community shared digital tanks connected with prepaid meters allows small holder farmers to access organic pesticides in their premises even if they have little amount of money.

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South Africa

Better use of available resources and space by using an incubator app and other emerging technologies

We have designed a food security solution which has enabled millions of farmers and potential farmers to make better use of available resources and space. Our community connect solution is a new horizon for farmers, consumers, and everyone in between. By linking ecosystems, to local Africans

We have built cutting edge tech, real solutions, with proven track record of success. Our townships, rural and village incubator app has been created with a vision to “Humanize consumption through technology.”

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Nigeria

Connecting smallholder farmers with farm sponsors

FarmKlan is an online platform that connects smallholder farmers with farm sponsors who fund farms to boost food production through the guidance of technical field experts. This system handles sourcing of funding, training, supply of inputs (such as seeds, fertilizers, medications, herbicides etc), land acquisition and ready markets to sell produce.

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Nigeria

Bridge the information gap among smallholder dairy farmers by an app and interactive voice response

mDairy; an initiative of Tech4Ag LTD is an integrated, easy to use and low-cost technology platform aimed at improving access of dairy farmers to information and services in their preferred local languages via mobile phones (SMS, IVR, APP).

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Nigeria

Connecting food producers to consumers by innovative e-commerce platform

The innovation is a dedicated e-commerce platform that will connect food producers to consumers. The technology will also be integrated with secured third party payment and logistics services; this will open up logistics accessibilty and seamless payment solutions for all actors.

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Nigeria

Neglected indigenous grains to produce affordable and nutritious food products

We use neglected indigenous grains to produce affordable and nutritious food products for local vulnerable populations.

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Nigeria

Breeding fingerlings (young fishes) processing fish and oils

Fingerlings (young fishes) are breed and given the correct nourishment till they grow. After this they are processed into smoked and peppered fish, packaged and delivered. Also edible and beauty oil are extracted from coconut, processed, packaged and delivered.

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Nigeria

Integrating farmers into the agri-food systems by analysing performance and creditworthiness

We use our technology to integrate smallholder farmers into the broader agri-food systems.

Our machine learning model uses remote sensing technology from our partners (Google, Airbus) to analyze the past performance of farmers to determine their creditworthiness while making it easy for banks to fund farmers directly on their mobile money wallets.

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Nigeria

Providing strategically located Agrofresh Marks for farm products

Oneil Greenfarm Limited goes to villages and local agricultural producing areas across the states in Nigeria, buying farm products and having strategically located Agrofresh Mart where those farm products are sold to consumers in fresh state at affordable prices.

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Nigeria

Recruiting qualified workers and increasing access to relevant resources

Know Your Farm Hands is a technological innovation which offers opportunity for qualified workers recruitment, provide farmers with access to relevant resources needed for profitable farm business, good agricultural practice for increased production, and allows direct access of fresh food produce from farm to fork.

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Nigeria

Improving the quality of crop yield in rural farming by agricultural extension service to local farmers

There’s a prevalence of low-quality crop yield in rural farming villages due to lack of (or inadequate) agricultural extension service to local farmers.

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Nigeria

Empower farmers to digitally capture and manage granular data of livestock

Farm4Trade applications empower farmers to digitally capture and manage granular data of livestock. This allows farmers to manage farms more efficiently and therefore optimize production.

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Morocco

Protecting tomato crops against fungal disease by a natural product

BePis a powerful natural product designed to protect tomato crops against in the first place fungal disease of Fusarium wilt and grey mould.

The active ingredient is Bioactive compounds of some medicinal and aromatic plants that act directly on the pathogen and enhance the plants resistance and growth

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Malawi

Minimizing post-harvest losses by cold storage and cold chain logistics

FarmRide is cold storage and cold chain logistics aimed to minimize post-harvest losses faced by small scale farmers.
Our business model: we source the farm produce based on customers demand, store them in our cold rooms and deliver to a customer as per the demand and the agreed time.

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Kenya

Use of social media platforms to create content along the agriculture value chain

Utmost Precision primarily focuses on providing communication’s support to institutions and agriculture’s sector – and other sectors.

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Kenya

Connecting rural areas and cities by a digital market.

Our process serves and focuses on two major categories of people in rural areas and cities thereby building sustainable connection between the rural areas and cities

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Kenya

Vertical gardens to maximize food production.

Vertical gardens by use of locally made grow bags that maximizes food production by 10, swavung on space, to grow leafy vegetables that mature faster than in the conventional farming, Vertical gardens locally made from treated Uv net that accommodates 120 stems vertically.

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Kenya

Improving sales for retailers and space owners.

We use a software that improves sales for retailers and space owners as a perk to unlock the revenue from wholesales to these “mini-distributors”.
Through them, we are able to shed storage costs and help farmers reach bulk buyers, primarily food service businesses.

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Ghana

Reducing post-harvest losses by grain moisture meter.

GrainMate is a grain moisture meter that helps farmers easily measure the moisture content in their grains before storage to help them reduce post-harvest losses.

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Ghana

E-extension service delivery to smallholders along the pineapple value chain.

The value chain project develops technologies (hard and soft) to assist activities of smallholder producers. In the long run, improvements are expected in terms of yield and income of these smallholders.

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Ghana

Increasing yields by use of drone technology and artificial intelligence.

Sustainable agriculture needs news rational technology to be more efficient and competitive than conventional agriculture.

Our research and products output are going to solve this issue and make organic agriculture be adopted at large scale and for urban micro-gardening.

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Côte d’Ivoire

Unsold products and crop residues for animal feed and transforming manure from livestock into Biochar

We have developed a climate-smart agriculture and livestock synergy in which unsold products and crop residues are transformed into animal feed while the manure from livestock is transformed into Biochar to alleviate the soil and improve agricultural production.

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Benin

Push-Pull method for the production of cereals to increases yields, protect the soil and control pests and weeds.

The Push-Pull method for the production of cereals (corn, millet, sorghum and rice) is perfectly suited to agroecology: it increases yields, protects the soil, controls pests and weeds without the use of pesticides and provides still other advantages.

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Benin

Adopting organic agriculture for urban micro-gardening

Sustainable agriculture needs news rational technology to be more efficient and competitive than conventional agriculture.

Our research and products output are going to solve this issue and make organic agriculture be adopted at large scale and for urban micro-gardening.

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Benin

Using ICT – agricultural videos to inform farmers about to good practices.

ISADA-Consulting is a social enterprise that focuses on empowering smallholder farmers in lowering the barriers of access to agricultural good practices and innovations. It believes in the power of information and communication technologies to achieve its goals.

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