Six African SMEs have been nominated as finalists for the AFIF Entrepreneurship Award 2017, supported by the Rabobank Foundation. Out of the 51 projects from around the continent and following a few rounds of selection, the jury has selected these innovative projects from Ethiopia, Kenya, Nigeria and Tanzania for their social, economic and ecological impact, and their potential for growth and job creation nationally and regionally.
The winner will be announced during the Africa Finance & Investment Forum (AFIF) 2017, which will be held in Nairobi from 13-16 February.
Aybar Engineering of Ethiopia, a company that has developed the “Aybar BBM”, a technology that prevents excess water from suffocating crops and stores it for later use has been nominated for the Award. There is no other similar technology in the market.