Nigerian man Emeka Obewe wins 2017 World Bank Ideas for Action initiative (photos)

Nigerian man Emeka Obewe wins 2017 World Bank Ideas for Action initiative (photos)

A Nigerian man identified as Nwachinemere Emeka-Obewe has won the World Bank’s Ideas for action initiative.

The programme is organised yearly by the World Bank Group in collaboration with the Zicklin Centre for Business Ethics Research.

Emeka-Obewe presented a proposal titled Kitovu and came up as the winner among the 743 proposals from 118 countries.

The Kitovu proposal is an innovative platform and system that matches fertilizer type and quantity, improved quality seeds and other inputs to the right soil.

World Bank Ideas for Action initiative

Nigerian man Emeka Obewe wins 2017 World Bank Ideas for Action initiative Photo Source: Trends of Nigeria

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According to Emeka-Obewe, noted that the Kitovu platform sought to create market access for smallholder farmers in distant locations by using a mix of web, mobile and SMS platforms to link farmers to processors.

He added that the platforms would also link producers with buyers, transporters and other ecosystem stakeholders. It would also tackle post-harvest losses and enable producers traceability while increasing the income of farmers.

World Bank Ideas for Action initiative

The Kitovu proposal is an innovative platform and system that matches fertilizer type and quantity, improved quality seeds and other inputs to the right soil Photo Source:Olorisupergal

Uganda’s proposal of “Gifted Hands” and India’s proposal of ‘Agratam” were announced as first and second runner-up in the competition.

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Mahmoud Mohieldin, the vice president of World Bank Group announced the results of the competition during annual meetings and the International Monetary Fund.

It was gathered that the winners were selected through a three-stage selection process. It composed of evaluating the creativity, significance, feasibility and clarity of the proposals.

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