Impact Farm: A UoN Students’ Innovation Wins USD 1000

Impact Farm group photo

Impact Farm, an innovation by a team of UoN students from the Department of Journalism and Mass Communication, emerges at the top of the EAC Digital Innovation event.

Impact Farm is an agricultural-oriented business aimed at providing cold storage solutions for farmers for as low as Ksh 50 daily to reduce post-harvest loss.

The team consisted of Charles Oyamo, Iyvie Mboya, Kairu Karega and Jecinta Mwangi. They were among other innovators who formed 10 teams that underwent a rigorous one week boot-camp at Strathmore University to gain insight, guidance and advice on their innovations. They then pitched their idea to a panel of judges and wowed them resulting to their win.

The team was among two that won the competition from Kenya, and other two from Rwanda.  They received $1,000 each as funding and will proceed to the regional finals in May.

The competition was not only to identify these innovative ideas but also about offering the team’s mentorship, more opportunities and the means to upscale their innovations into sustainable businesses.

The EAC Digital Innovation event that was held on Saturday, April 2, 2022 at Daystar University. The event was organized by various partners and stakeholders; Start Hub Africa, AIESEC, dSkillsEA, Strathmore University, Close the Gap and the Inter-University Council for East Africa (IUCEA).