Supported by the Kenya Climate Innovation Center (KCIC), Kenya Biologics is introducing innovative natural solutions for pest control. From a human-safe virus to pheromone traps, this is how the company is revolutionizing the agricultural sector in Kenya.
Peldge51, a new mobile startup supported by the infoDev’s Mobile Innovation Program, is empowering Nigeria’s youth through a series of original applications that bring constitutional rights, entrepreneurship, and a touch of entertainment right to people’s phones. Company co-founder Zubair Abubakar sat down with us to talk about his record-breaking applications, latest trends in the mobile sector, and his plans for the future of this innovative business.
Agro Serviços Lda, one of the agro-processing enterprises supported by infoDev, received the prize for most innovative company of the year in Mozambique. The company’s innovative products and original marketing strategy beat the competition of over 200 enterprises.
Coca Tech, one of the 70 firms supported by the Kenya Climate Innovation Center (KCIC), is revolutionizing the local energy market by introducing a portable solar battery. Coca Tech founder Collins Kayo explains how this innovative product was developed and made affordable for many Kenyans.
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.
Through local partner Precise Consult International, infoDev has launched a nationwide contest in Ethiopia to search for the next wave of innovations that can help curb climate change and create inclusive jobs.
In a celebration of innovative entrepreneurial thinking from Laotian women, the Mekong Women's Entrepreneurship Challenge (MWEC) held a ceremony honoring its 25 winners at the Settha Palace Hotel in Vientiane, Lao PDR on September 13, 2012.
As we become more and more aware of the risks of an unhealthy environment, sustainable cultivation techniques that don’t utilize chemical fertilizers have become a big selling point in the local produce market. Marion Moon, a Kenyan social entrepreneur supported by the Kenya CIC, recognized this business opportunity and started a company, Wanda Organic Limited, to help small farmers increase productivity without compromising the quality of the soil and the delicate ecosystem.
infoDev publishes a new report that documents lessons from its virtual incubation pilots and provides recommendations to future programs aiming to reach and grow entrepreneurs through alternative models.