A group of Akirachix members won the first ever IPO48 competition that was held from 29th ‚Äì 31st, a 48hr marathon to come up with applications. The girls came up with M-Farm, an innovative application that connects farmers, with suppliers, agrovets and cooperatives. Through the application, farmers get current market
prices , that are compared with market prices in other regions.
The Akirachix team consisting of Jamila, Susan , Kate , Linda and Nana said after they were declared the winners ‚ÄúWe are excited that after 48hours , we were able to come up with M-Farm, and are going to develop it even further. It was a great opportunity to work together as a team‚Ä¶ ‚Äù The judges voted for M-Farm unanimously, describing the
application as innovative, and a welcome product to the Kenyan market.
The team is looking forward to working together in the next coming months to launch M-Farm to the market. Speaking at the beginning of the presentation, Jamila said, ‚ÄúWe are here for the farmers, and we care about them. Therefore we are developing M-Farm to enable the farmers to be aware of the current market prices,
and thus make decisions on buying and selling based on accurate market prices. ‚Äù