National winner of Jitihada (two) National Business Plan Competition 2012, Kenya Institute of Management, June 2012, Nairobi, Kenya
Stawi Foods won this award because it had enriched several banana farmers in rural Kenya whose abundant produce would otherwise have gone to waste or
sold at a throw-away price to brokers. The business idea of turning bananas into flour was unique as it incorporates value addition, commercial viability
because of its scalability, food security promotion, employment provision to Kenyans and markets for surplus agricultural produce.
Winner in the Enablis Business Plan Competition 2011, by Enablis East Africa, October 2011, Nairobi, Kenya
Eric was the top winner in the agro-processing category in this competition because his business idea for turning bananas into flour would improve food
security, reduce post-harvest losses, create incomes for farmers, create jobs, and support Kenya in achieving Vision 2030