Across the developing world small-holder farmers struggle to rise out of poverty because they are unable to get a fair price for their produce. Farming Data is building an online marketplace to give such farmers real-time local market information and the opportunity to sell at fair, transparent prices. The system works on feature and smartphones, and via text messaging and voice activated menus.
Plastic waste is a global problem, but coastal communities in low income countries are affected particularly badly. Taking a circular economy approach, Kilifi Recycle is co-creating a process of making building materials from waste plastic with a community on the coast of Kenya. Local artisans will build enterprises using this technology, thereby enhancing incomes and reducing environmental pollution simultaneously.