Two teams of EARTH University students were named winners of the Resolution Social Venture Challenge.
The annual multi-step competition – sponsored by The Resolution Project and Mastercard Foundation – encourages students to design social- and environmental-impact projects. In total, 33 projects from around the globe were recognized in the final round.
Focused on developing a food security plan, One Urban Garden was designed by three Mastercard Scholars from Kenya: Laetitia Victoria Mukungu (’18), Shadadi Mutoni (’18) and Jacqueline Nyawira Maina (’19).
The project aims to promote local, sustainable farm-to-table production and sale of goods in addition to offering opportunities for entrepreneurial skills development.
Already with a market in Nairobi to position the products, the team plans to implement the project after graduation.
Mission Possible is led by Bleck Tita (’20, Cameroon), Elisabeth Bakoubolo (’20, Togo) and Komlan Batchey (’21, Togo). The team intends to support isolated farmers within their home countries in boosting productivity and implementing innovative resilience techniques – such as drones and post-harvest technologies – to combat the effects of climate change on agriculture, including famine.
One feature of their plan is the creation of a communication platform linking farmers with the agronomy experts and agricultural researchers who can help them overcome challenges they face.
Other EARTH competitors
Three other teams of EARTH students submitted their ideas to the global competition.