Last Friday (Feb 17) at the Disrupt Open Source Seed event held in Nairobi, #SheFarms was announced as the overall winner of all three categories - social impact, environmental impact and innovation!
Social seed entrepreneurs from Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Ghana, and South Africa were all invited to pitch their ideas earlier that day.
Our founder, Tiambi Simms and co-founder, Margot Barreveld pitched the idea of SheFarms to a panel of judges from Bioversity International, AlphaMundi Group and Kenya Climate Innovation Center (Kenya CIC).
"It was definitely a surprise, a huge surprise and we are very happy. It just continues to show that what we are doing with SheFarms makes sense and we need to keep working towards liberating the planet of gender inequality and food deficits step by step," says Tiambi.
Big thank you to everyone at the event, which was organised by Hivos and Kenya Climate Innovation Center, with the support from World Bank, InfoDev and the Open Society Foundations!
We are in Nairobi for one more week, so if anyone wants to meet with us please get in contact.