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Nigerian agri-tech firm Zowasel received USD 100 K funding from Guinness Nigeria and Promasidor at the UN World Food Programme Zero Hunger Sprint. The United Nations World Food Program has developed the “Zero Hunger Sprint” as a platform to enable innovators to put their ideas into action to end hunger by 2030. The goal is to empower agricultural startups’ innovations with additional resources to accelerate their ideas.
Zowasel is an agricultural technology startup developing a sustainable and nature-positive value chain across communities, people, and the planet. It works with smallholder farmers aggregated across its network in Northern Nigeria and recently launched operations across Nigeria’s Niger-Delta region to support smallholder farmers across the oil palm and cocoa value chains. It works with national and multinational crop processors to provide a platform for local crop sourcing and global export of commodities.