Awards Nominee Category: African ChangeMakers Agricultural Award
Nominee Full Name: Adeleke Favour Okikijesu
Nominee Country: Nigeria
Company Initiative Career Business: Qiqi Farms
Nominee Title Role: Founder
Nominee Product/Service: Livestock’s fruits and vegetables
Describe how your Company Initiative Career Business is turning Africa problems into solutions in your community e.g technology partnerships reach coverage:
Qiqi Farms is a registered startup company that uses technology to scale-up the production of local food products, ensuring more nutritious meals are accessible and affordable to all Africans. With a vision to build a hale and hearty Nigeria, Ensuring Nigerians enjoy the value of healthy and affordable value added packaged food products. Our company is a small company of 12 employees (full time staff and part time staff) 5 and ,7 respectively. Qiqi Farms was founded in 2018 in Lagos, Nigeria. Our brand aim is to feed over 2% of the Nigerian Population by 2025. We are committed to the SDG goal 2,3 and 12.
The summit brings a dedicated network of young leaders to building innovative, disruptive and sustainable solutions to world biggest challenges including poverty, unemployment and peace.
During the summit, participants will have an opportunity to build new relationship opportunities, uncover innovative solutions, and expand their skill set on a variety of different areas that will help to change the world.
How does the Company Initiative/Career/Business improve people s life, impact, affordability and reliability?
Qiqi Farms started mainly to reduce the high rate of hunger and malnutrition in the country. We are focused on operational excellence by adopting new operational standards and implementing best practices as we produce fresh and healthy chickens for the Nigerian populace, our brand increases its year on year revenue by bridging the gap in the huge market need of healthy food Products which are fit for consumption, sustainably. feeding over 500 families weekly.
How can this service product or solution be expanded to new markets or areas in Africa?
We intend scaling up our brand to other African counties with effective and Productive partnerships with people who we share the same value of building a hale and hearty Africa. Also we intend taking full advantage of the ECOWAS and AfCFTA Opportunities to expand our Products and services to other African counties.
Voting Timeline: July 15 to July 30, 2021.