Founder Shift Organic Technologies |
Clive Nyapokoto Founder of Shift Organic Technologies, a start-up company focusing on integrated smart organic farming systems. The company was found in 2013. Clive has managed to develop a smart integrated organic farming system called the V.A system Vermi-Aquaponics). It combines vermiculture, aquaponics, small livestock and Information Communication Technology (ICT). The system utilizes animal waste in the provision of nutrients for the plants and Information Communication Technology is used to remotely monitor and manage the system through any internet enabled device.
Clive got assistance from paNhari in November 2014 which enabled him to upscale his project from a prototype to a large system which is currently work in progress in Marondera Svosve communal lands. He has also implemented the same project in Mbare, Chegutu and Merewa. The system worn the Energy Globe National award 2016.
In July 2015 the system was among some of the top 40 innovations in Zimbabwe at the innovation baraza. In December 2015 the system was selected in the top 16 of agro- based innovation by the Idugu Institute. In April 2016 the Project was chosen to be part of the Zimbabwe social entrepreneurship boot camp a program being funded by the United States embassy for 6 months of intensive training on how to run social enterprises in Zimbabwe. In September 2016 he won the first prize at the Zimbabwe ICT Innovation Showcase.