Last week was International Women’s Day, a day to celebrate the economic, political and social achievements of women past, present and future. Each year, the World Bank recognizes women who have made an impact in their communities. This year two of our young Senegalese entreprenuer women caught the World Bank’s attention for their innovative thinking.
A new series of assessment studies by infoDev analyzes challenges and opportunities offered by the development of Agribusiness Innovation Centers (AIC) in Ethiopia, Mozambique, Tanzania, Senegal and Nepal.
Owned and operated by Randa Filfili, Zena Exotic Fruits, is the first Senegalese jam producer exporting “niche” and natural products, such as cashew apple butter and baobab jam to markets in the United States, Europe, and Japan.
Following a recent focus group organized by infoDev, ccHub, and Afrilabs, infoDev is working with African women in technology to establish a Women Innovators Network in Africa (WINA).
Two apps from Kenya, one from Senegal, and one from Ghana are the winners of this summer’s mAgri Challenge—a competition designed to identify entrepreneurs developing innovative mobile apps for agriculture and agribusiness in Africa, and to provide them with resources to grow their businesses.
The development of agribusiness entrepreneurship relies on innovative and growth-oriented small or medium-sized enterprises. Fortunately, entrepreneurs are coming up with promising agribusiness solutions to service their communities and the world.
Senegalese stakeholders from the horticulture sector came together during a workshop on November 10, in order to design a local agribusiness innovation and entrepreneurship center (AIEC).