Jul 11, 2019
Isaac Sesi, a WISHH AMPLIFIES Ghana strategic partner, is one of 35 people from around the world selected by MIT Technology Review to be included on its prestigious 2019 list of Innovators Under 35.
ASA WISHH congratulates Isaac Sesi, a strategic partner for the AMPLIFIES Ghana Project who is one of 35 people from around the world selected by MIT Technology Review to be included on its prestigious 2019 list of Innovators Under 35.
Through WISHH’s USDA-funded AMPLIFIES, WISHH has connected Sesi Technologies with Ghanaian crop and poultry farmers who benefit from the use of Sesi’s GrainMate moisture meters. AMPLIFIES demonstrations have shown that GrainMate is a valuable tool for crop farmers to measure and maintain the quality of their grains. Also, AMPLIFIES project poultry farmers benefit because they can use it to monitor and protect the quality of their feed rations.
Sesi and his colleagues are expanding the market for the GrainMate to other African countries. Paul Armstrong, a USDA Ph.D. engineer working as part of the U.S. Agency for International Development’s Feed The Future Innovation Lab for the Reduction of Post-Harvest Losses project, designed the affordable grain moisture meter in partnership with Isaac’s school, the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology.
Entrepreneurial spirit made Sesi an excellent candidate to produce and commercialize the GrainMate in Ghana. Sesi Technologies is comprised of a team of young people from diverse fields who are passionate about tackling poverty and empowering the African farmer with affordable technology. They streamlined the original device, built an accompanying mobile app, and founded Sesi Technologies to commercialize the moisture meter, which Isaac named GrainMate.
Sesi and his colleagues are winning even more awards. In April, GrainMate took second place in the IDEA Category during the Global Entrepreneurship Congress in Bahrain and was one of three winners in the American Society of Mechanical Engineers IShow Kenya competition.