By Tom Jackson
Published on http://disrupt-africa.com
19 November 2018
Nairobi-based agri-tech startup Farm.ink has secured a cash prize of US$150,000 after winning the Fall Armyworm Tech Prize at the AfricaCom conference in Cape Town last week.
The prize, run by the US Agency for International Development (USAID), Land O’Lakes International Development, and the Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research, was seeking digital innovations that could help farmers manage the recent spread of fall armyworm, a voracious agricultural pest, in Africa.
The overall winner, taking home the grand prize of US$150,000, was Kenyan startup Farm.ink, which has integrated a Fall Armyworm Virtual Advisor into its Africa Farmers Club mobile service.