After receiving nearly 2000 entries, the judges announced the finalists and winners of the Rockefeller Foundation 2012 Innovation Challenges Competition.
The winning ideas were developed based on the results of the Foundation’s Innovation Forum in 2011, which gathered a number of leading global thinkers and innovators in New York to generate innovative ideas for how to address water insecurity, food insecurity, as well as key challenges posed by urbanization.
From the different categories, the winners were selected. Nigerian Fatima Ademoh won in the Farming Now category:
Fatima Oyiza Ademoh – Youth Agro Entrepreneurs (Nigeria) [Winner]
Youth Agro Entrepreneurs is an academic program where individuals, aged 18 and over, come to learn sustainable farming practices through real-life experiences and garner entrepreneurial skills. The proceeds will be shared by the school and its students, with 80 percent allocated to the student’s savings account and the remaining percentage contributing toward their maintenance funds.
? Why is this Innovative?—Provides a market-oriented approach to agricultural education, allowing young farmers to build necessary agricultural and business skills while also allowing them to make a profit
Follow this link to get the more details on the other finalists and their ideas.