About Songhai Labs
Songhai Labs is a Knowledge Broker Platform and an accelerator of innovation in the domain of economic and social development. The company focuses on connecting and supporting innovators and inventors with projects aimed at improving quality of life and alleviating poverty in Sub Saharan Africa. Songhai Labs develops a diversified portfolio of innovative projects across various sectors to positively transform economies and societies in Africa. It is based in Cameroon.
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Aug 22, 2022
22-08-2022 13:17:26 | by: Marlene Mutimawase | hits: 140 | Tags: The Edo Agric Digital Innovation Hub is a new virtual hub made up of a group of organisations with complementary expertise in Agriculture and the public-benefit objective of creating an ecosystem to promote digital transformation, innovation and climate-smart agriculture in Edo State, Nigeria. The Hub has formed its first consortium, with organisations such as Edo state skills Development agency, Satsure, Songhai Labs, HelloTractor, Farm Crowdy and Ecotutu. One of the consortium members, Satsure, will be working with local organizations in Edo State and deploying satellite technology and contributing to the digital transformation of the agriculture sector, through the Hub. Other consortium members like Farmcrowdy will connect stakeholders with easy access to aggregate farm produce, inputs, and processed food, while Ecotutu will be focused on delivering 100% solar-powered cold storage to farmers and food vendors in Nigeria in order to sustainably secure the food chain and mitigate food waste. In addition, the Hub will be coordinated by Edo State Skills Development Agency and Songhai Labs and involve more leading African Agri-tech startups and organisations including farmers’ organisations, startup ecosystems, financial organizations, research institutions, as well as, local and international organisations in 2022 and beyond. The long-term perspective of the project includes an expansion to other regions of Nigeria and other African countries. The Edo Agric Digital Innovation Hub is a coordinated group of organisations with complementary expertise and a public-benefit objective, offering a set of services and activities to companies to support their digital transformation and innovation through a one-stop shop. [Column] Nelson Maina: Placing Kenyan agriculture agenda in national discourse Agriculture, unfortunately takes the brunt on election years in Kenya as political campaigns disrupt labour ... read full column here [Column] Monica Parker: Why Kenya's potato sector is letting down smallholders and consumers alike But farmers could be benefitting from improved incomes from high-value buyers if they had better market links and access ... read full column here [Column] Agnes Kalibata: Why the world’s biggest agribusiness player needs more support to tackle climate change With operations in every corner of the world, they produce as much as $1.5 trillion worth of food, fuel and timber every year ... read full column here [Interview] Claudia Castellanos, CEO, Black Mamba, Eswatini Claudia Castellanos is the Co-Founder and CEO of Black Mamba , an Eswatini-based brand that manufactures and distributes specialty food products such as chilli sauces, pestos, chutneys and jams among others … read full interview here. [Interview] Stephen Oehley, CEO, Xtendevent, South Africa Stephen Oehley is the CEO of Xtendevent , an infrastructure for organising trade shows, digital expositions and corporate events … read full interview here. [Interview] Nixon Mrinji, Agric-Services Manager, Mtibwa Sugar Estate, Tanzania INDUSTRY NEWS
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