Team Team Volta

Kigali, Rwanda

Our Team

Our Mission

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.

Our Background

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.

Our Team

Our Mission

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. ...Read More

Our Background

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 ...Read More

Our Badges

  • Power Team
    Your team has at least three members
  • Design Lab Experts
    Attended at least one of the weekly TFF Design Lab “office hours” sessions.
  • We Famous
    Your project has been covered by your university or other media outlet
  • Get #Social
    Created team Facebook or Twitter page and attached to team page
  • Fan Club
    You have 100 likes or followers on your team Facebook or Twitter
  • Interior Architect
    Posted three pictures of your team workspace
  • Idea Parkers
    Shared a picture of your teams unique “idea parking”
  • Global Foodies
    Posted three facts about global food issues learned in the Explore mode
  • Insight + Insight + Insight
    Shared three new insights your team formulated in the Define mode
  • On Time, On Target
    Shared your Design Statement created during the Define mode
  • Post-it Fiends
    Shared pics of the chaos of the post-it filled Ideate work mode
  • Brain Food
    In the Ideate intro video, Richard shares an important tip while eating an apple. Share a team-apple-eating pic!
  • Expert Input
    Shared three pieces of expert feedback on your concept
  • GIF Masters
    Shared a GIF of the prototype building frenzy
  • Live Testing
    Shared a video of a user testing your concept
  • Way To Go
    Shared a picture of your plan for iterating your project
  • Etch-A-Sketch
    Shared your logo sketching session on your team blog
  • WE DID IT!!
    Submitted Final Pitch, including videos and concept details
  • Introduction
    Completed the Introduction section of the Design Lab
  • Explore
    Completed the Explore section of the Design Lab
  • Define
    Completed the Define section of the Design Lab
  • Ideate
    Completed the Ideate section of the Design Lab
  • Conceptualize
    Completed the Conceptualize section of the Design Lab
  • Prototype
    Completed the Prototype section of the Design Lab
  • Test
    Completed the Test section of the Design Lab
  • Iterate
    Completed the Iterate section of the Design Lab
  • Pitch
    Completed the Pitch section of the Design Lab
The information contained here represents student project ideas developed as the result of brainstorming activities during Round 1 of the TFF Challenge. It does not represent any final business plans or commercial products.