Hello Tractor is a first of its kind agricultural technology company responding to the needs of resource-poor farmers. Starting in Nigeria, the company designed an innovative, low-cost “Smart Tractor” specifically to meet the unique needs of small farmers. Smart Tractor owners can tailor its use for a variety of crops and stages of the production cycle. Hello Tractor tracks usage and gathers data on location, market trends, and uptake. A cloud powered booking system allows farmers to request, schedule and prepay for tractor services from nearby Smart Tractor owners through SMS messaging and mobile money. Hello Tractor has global scale potential for the #NeedEconomy!
So much of our daily lives and our identity is tied to our address – the street name and number that defines where we live – from applying for a job to banking and gaining access to health care. Nairobi, Kenya based OkHi wants to provide a physical address to the estimated 4 billion people in the world who don’t have one. It is defined as a new generation address system based on mapping technology. Beyond simple identification, it is at once a solution for improved commerce, logistics and emergency services! #NeedEconomy #beincluded
Can an app inspire impact investors, industry leaders and policy wonks to champion sustainable solutions to cyclical child poverty? This entry into activist gaming is brought to the world by Senegalese engineer, Ousseynou Khadim Bèye. The app, compatible with most devices, highlights the perils of life as lived by a Talibé child who, often exploited, must beg for money. The objective of the game is to get him safely to his parents while surmounting a number of obstacles in the city of Dakar, Senegal. #NeedEconomy