The winning team from the University of Ghana was represented by Nana Akua Afriyie Busia (Team Leader), Isaac Kojo Aboah, Henry Duah and Daniel Kwame Afriyie. They happen to have been the only team from Africa and they beat 61 teams to come out tops and this has given them a pass to the Hult Prize Accelerator in London and a final pitch for a million dollars in New York.
The theme for this year’s edition is “For Us, By Us” – Solving Youth Unemployment and it is targeted at creating a business venture which can provide 10,000 young people with jobs over the next decade.
The Hult Prize competition is the World’s largest student movement for social good, started by Ahmed Ashkar and Bertil Hultz in 2009 in partnership with the Hult Prize Business School and the United Nations.
Team AgriLab been the delight of many upon arrival in Kuala Lumpur, because of their uniformity in attire, which depicted a sense of Africanism and unity.
AgriLab is an innovative social enterprise that seeks to revolutionise agricultural productivity in Africa by utilising the synergy of high yield and data. We do this by farming the most demanded vegetable crop in Africa, tomato, in solar powered greenhouses with IoT sensors tracking farm data and a blockchain technology storing them. The cumulative results of these is 10 times more productivity and 90% less risk of food borne diseases ensuring not only quality but also food safety and security in the Ghana and Nigeria, two countries with the most need for quality tomatoes in Africa. At the core of our vision is the youth who we partner with to build communities of change and influence, one greenhouse farm at a time. AgriLab was founded by four passionate students from Ghana with a thirst to transform the status quo of agriculture in Africa.