View Post

An AgTech Leader in India is Using Blockchain to Empower Farmers and Consumers

In Agriculture, Blockchain, Climate, Publisher Channel by Blessing Enofe

Gaurav Somwanshi is the Co-Founder and CEO of EmerTech Innovations, a 2019 Dalai Lama Fellow, and has been tapped by the British Council as a “Future Leader.” The work he’s doing by connecting blockchain to agriculture is significantly improving the supply chain, quality and waste management, and overall leadership in the agriculture space. Working with India’s largest group of fruits …

View Post

Sonita Mbah Explains Ecovillages and Permaculture to Climate Advocates

In Africa, Africa Innovators and Influencers, Agriculture, Climate, environment, Planet, Publisher Channel by Mary Kurek

Note from Publisher:  We quickly found out that our time with Sonita Mbah would be less like an interview and more like a classroom session.  We learned and relearned what we thought we knew about ecovillages and how permaculture fits into the picture.  Sonita Mbah is the Exec. Secretary of Global Ecovillage Network Africa.  Sonita is from Cameroon, but, she …

View Post

Joshua Konkankoh Builds Ecovillages and Promotes the Benefit of Permaculture

In African Influence, Agriculture, Climate, environment, Planet, Publisher Channel by ihelmadminLeave a Comment

Joshua Konkankoh weaves a fascinating story of his growing up years in the beautiful forests of Cameroon.  Those same forests thread throughout his life journey into ecovillage development and permaculture. His words paint a vivid picture of these villages where the connection between natural resources and human beings has a distinctive flow.  His work, advocacy, activism, and love for Africa …

View Post

Jeanette Johnsen of FarmingAcademy Talks About the Education Platform That Pays its Educators

In Agriculture, Publisher Channel by Mary KurekLeave a Comment

Jeanette Johnsen lights up when she talks about sheep – yes – sheep.  Raising them has been a long-awaited childhood dream and one that has morphed into a mission to provide education in farming and all things agriculture to learners around the world.  Her new platform, FarmingAcademy, is the solution she’s founded.  More than an educational solution, it is also …

View Post

Festus Kiplagat of Green Planet Initiative in Africa is Organizing Thousands of Farmers to Improve Agriculture

In Africa, Africa Innovators and Influencers, Agriculture, Publisher Channel by Mary KurekLeave a Comment

Festus Kiplagat is a charismatic leader, advocate, agriforestry expert, and founder, but, he’s something more:  He’s a grower from Kenya and very proud to be one.  He wants youth around Africa to feel the same passion he has for the soil and to develop and nurture it in order to  save the continent and the entire planet. If you talk …

View Post

Lilian A. Onyegbulam: Agricultural Economist Nigeria

In Africa, Africa Innovators and Influencers, Agriculture, Gamechanger19 by Mary KurekLeave a Comment

The challenge in Africa is that agriculture is seen by most government and development agencies as a social activity and not as an enterprise. The continent’s potential is enormous! There’s a large expanse of cultivable land, tropical weather for all-season production, a diversity of food, and cash crops sought after by many nations in the West.  There are soil types …

View Post

Go Global: Tapping into Africa’s Agricultural Potential

In Africa, Agriculture, Features 19 by Mary KurekLeave a Comment

By Mike Bondo According to a study made by McKinsey, more than 60 percent of the population of Sub-Saharan Africa are small-holder farmers and around 23 percent of Sub-Saharan Africa’s GDP emanates from agriculture. Until now, Africa’s full agricultural potential remains unexploited.  The rural farmers in the continent of Africa have the land but lack financial resources, technical abilities, and …

View Post

Microalgae and Climate Change by David D. Ramjohn

In Agriculture, Climate, Features 16 by Mary Kurek1 Comment

Microalgae can reverse Global Warming that drives Climate Change. They did it once before and they can do it again if we harness their ability in diverse sustainable economic activity while changing our patterns of production and consumption from linear to circular. Approximately two point seven billion years ago Earth’s atmosphere had no free oxygen. Life prior to this time …

View Post

Youth Impact Game Changer: Oluwatobi Akinpelu (Nigeria)

In Agriculture, Game Changers 14, Technology by Mary KurekLeave a Comment

Oluwatobi Akinpelu is Nigeria’s Tech Ambassador Who is Raising the Bar on Developer Talent to Help His Country Thrive  Oluwatobi (Tobi) Akinpelu is passionate about pushing technologies to the limits and working with a team of talented engineers to design, build, and release iOS and Android mobile applications. He’s built robust and engaging apps, taking into consideration performance, privacy, security, …