Winners Announced!
Cisco Global Problem Solver Challenge 2022

$1 Million USD in Prizes

Calling All #TechForGood Startups

How can your early-stage innovative technology solution solve the world’s most pressing social and environmental problems?



Over 33 million smallholder farms and farmers in Africa experience low agricultural productivity and food shortages because smallholder farmers have limited access to inputs, have weak extension services, asymmetric information for both demands and output markets, limited farm mechanization services, and limited access to credit services for investments in agricultural production. In a bid to sustain their livelihoods, farmers often resort to outdated farming techniques, practices (bush burning, child labor, charcoal burning), and tools that destroy the environment. Our solution, Akellobanker, is an analytics-based machine learning B2B2C platform that facilitates easy access to bundled agricultural products and services for farmers.