Samuel Adewole African Leadership U, Rwanda
Volta Irrigation is a team of productivity experts who are improving the lives of smallholder farmers by using an innovative solution that solves the irrigation problem in Africa. We plan on transforming the lives of 170,000 people in Rwanda in our 1st year of operation. With time, we plan to scale to the rest of Africa and thus impacting the lives of 350 million people. Our project, Volta Irrigation aims to impact the lives of smallholder farmers in Africa by increasing their yield by 5 times.
We are a diverse team of change-makers from across Africa currently studying at the African Leadership University. Despite having 60% of the world's arable land, 350 million Africans remain locked in the daily cycle of hunger. This is because 90% of smallholder farmers depend on rain-fed agriculture which is neither reliable or sustainable. The tff challenge enabled us to create a new system of irrigation that will solve the problem of hunger and ultimately break the cycle of poverty in Africa.