Editor’s Note: Maciej Bulanda is the partnerships & communications manager at SmartHectar Innovations, a German innovation hub focused on agrifood and water. Together with entrepreneurship mentoring organization enpact, SmartHectar launched a joint venture enable West Africa to accelerate agrifood and water tech innovations in this emerging market.
Editor's Note: Lisa Curtis is CEO of Kuli Kuli Foods, the leading Moringa brand in the US. Here she writes about her background in the Peace Corps, how it led to the creation of Kuli Kuli, and how the company is now hoping its effort will promote peace in Niger.
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