Every year during the Ambassadors Dinner, a prestigious award is presented to one of our notable members. The "Doing Business in Africa" (DBA) Award aims to reward, with recognition, a company's contribution to the sustainable and inclusive economic development within Africa. Apart from being an active member in the NABC community, the criteria include working in an innovative, inclusive and sustainable manner, and having a clear strategy and an active engagement in the African market that has proven a business success. The following four companies have been pre-selected as nominees for the DBA awards: Kukua, East-West Seed, Safisana, and AgroFair Benelux! The top three companies with the most votes will be given the floor during the Ambassadors Dinner to pitch their successful business stories, and the audience will get a chance to vote for the winner at the event. Now we ask for your help - vote for the three companies you believe should battle for the DBA award, and you could possibly win two tickets to the Ambassadors Dinner!
Kukua is a weather data and forecasting service that aims to close Africa's weather information gap by implementing new weather station technology and providing better weather forecast accuracy within Africa. Their goal is to provide such services to smallholder farmers, commercial farmers and other stakeholders throughout the continent, in order to help them make critical decisions regarding climate change, agriculture, health, and energy.
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As one of the 10 largest vegetable seed companies in the world, East-West Seed works to provide innovative products and services that will help increase the income of smallholder vegetable farmers, and promote the growth and quality of the tropical vegetable industry. By improving local vegetable varieties, farming skills, and growing practices through Knowledge Transfer programmes, East-West Seed remains as the market leader for high-quality vegetable seeds in East Africa.