Nwachinemere Obewe is the CEO/Founder of Kitovu an input warehousing system with access to a database of soil and geolocation data; which is used to guarantee soil-crop input fit, at no cost to farmers. It creates market access for farmers by using multi-platform compatible mobile applications to link manufacturers and produce buyers to high-quality produce that are traceable, reducing post-harvest losses and wastages while increasing farmers income.
Kitovu is a mobile-based platform that collects, analyzes and aggregates soil and geo-location data, as a tool to provide farmers with soil and crop-specific fertilizers, improved seedlings, and agro-chemicals, while connecting farm produce to off-takers. Kitovu Technology Company is committed to raising the income levels of farmers who will work with her, from $1 per day to at least $3 per day within 2 years.
Since 2015, three plots have been completed in Bauchi, Niger and Oyo states reaching over 3,000 smallholder farmers
Mr Nwachinemere won the world banks Idea for Action Initiative prize in 2017-a youth competition on financing for development, which is yearly organised by the World Bank Group in collaboration with the Zicklin Center for Business Ethics Research.