Best Ideas 2021 features all the nominated entries submitted under ‘Submit your Idea’ category. All the entries consist of innovative solutions or propositions for an enterprise that champions the Sustainable Development Goals. They can be on the conceptual, planning, or start-up stage.


Published on June 3, 2021 um 08:28

Explain your idea in details:

TILE: NUPRO [NUBIAN PROGRESSION] OBJECTIVES: Our objectives includes; To promote healthy living by ensuring maximum circulation of our organically grown agricultural produce. To foster growth and development in rural areas by partnering small scale farmers in these communities To promote businesses of small scale farmers through the marketing of their products at fair prices. To ensure adequate education of these farmers, while also helping them access funding. ACTIVITIES: We've consistently researched and cultivates few crops Right now, we're currently working on our website and app to enable us go global and connect with larger network of customers and partners. INNOVATIVE APPROACHES: Our idea to cultivate majorly organic, is second to none as we have ensured we make it absolutely possible to tackle pests without necessarily using chemicals and pesticides. Our idea to create a hub, we'll make it possible for farmers to interact with other farmers and connect their customers when they do lack produce.

Expected impact of your idea on sustainable development

TARGETS: NUPRO intends to fully occupy the African Agricultural market by completely saturating the Nigerian market with her products, there after moving over to Ghana and the Botswana. Our aim is that, after completely taking over these African countries, we'd move to Spain as our first European country, this is because Spain happens to be strategically located and closer to Africa than other major European countries. This we intend to achieve in the next 7yrs. More importantly, is our plan to strategically increase our produce by 30% each year. We are also open to both Debt and Equity financing. However, for the Debt financing, we are more critically concerned about ones with long term repayment plan, as this is to ensure that we do not run into major loss, as we expect to run the business through its cashflow. Customers satisfaction is of utmost importance to us and we will take all responses and feedbacks from our customers to be extremely important bearing in mind our decision to provide affordable and premium services to them.

Plans for implementation and sustainability

Fortunately for us at NUPRO, we were able to raise funds to start at a very small scale. Our strategy to partner other small scale farmers will ensure we do not run out of products to serve our customers plus the commissions we will get through the sales of these produce will act as a source of income to NUPRO. we are starting we crops that will be ready for marketing every 3months. As a new business, this is to ensure we are able to raise enough funds from the business in two years to further expand. DISTRIBUTION: NUPRO being innovative, can be tagged; "Uber of Agricultural produce" as we will be liaising with private drivers to help transport our products over long destinations, paying these drivers through an attached way billing fee, thereby loosing little or nothing in such transactions but rather expanding our Network of customers. FINANCING SOURCE: NUPRO will be operated majorly from it's cash flow, however, we are open to both Debt and Equity financing. We are also open to Angel Investors SUSTAINABILITY PLAN: NUPRO intends to strategically increase her business in all ramifications annually by 30% to ensure that we meet the demands of our customers. We have also critically strategize for special offers and discounts to keep and attract more customers, ensuring we provide affordable and premium services. We are open to collaborators from private individuals and Government Agencies

Your profile

I am David Ekanem, 23yrs of age. I come from Akwa Ibom state of Nigeria. A student of the Department of Computer Engineering, University of Uyo, Akwa Ibom state of Nigeria. The CEO of EKANEMS FARM, registered with Google my Business. Awarded 2nd best Student Entrepreneur in Akwa Ibom state twice in 2019 and 2020. Voted Third best Entrepreneuiral story in the Meflyn Anwana Entrepreneurship story prize contest 2021. Best student Entrepreneur of the year, 2021, faculty of Engineering university of Uyo. I am also engaged in some community and humanitarian services, being the Chief Whip of my Departmental House of Assembly, Computer Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, University of Uyo. Clerk of the House of Representatives, Faculty of Engineering, University of Uyo.

Stage of Idea

start-up stage

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