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.
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.
Press Release: African mAgri Challenge winners compete this week with top entrepreneurs in World Bank-based pitching contest
Washington D.C., 14 November 2013 - Two apps from Kenya, one from Senegal, and one from Ghana are the winners of the 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.