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Kenyan among six winners of funding in agribusiness innovators competition

Published on May 31, 2016

A Kenyan is one of six entrepreneurs from East Africa who won in the just- concluded Youth for Agribusiness competition that seeks to fund promising start-ups and equip them with business skills.

Anzazi Kiti, who runs value addition catering firm Taste Afrique Limited, will receive part of the Sh2 million ($20,000) seed capital fund set aside for start-ups or small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). Abrhame Endrias of Green Agro Mechanization (Ethiopia) Murindahabi Edmond of PEBEC Limited (Rwanda), Noah Ssempija of YICE (Uganda), Mercy Kitomari of Nelwa’s Gelato (Tanzania) and Uwintwali Lilian of  M-AHWIII Ltd (Rwanda) were among the winners.

The competition’s main focus is to equip youth with skills to establish and run sustainable enterprises along agricultural value chains. The 30 shortlisted businesses, which took part in the final trade fair in Rwanda, were in manufacturing, value addition, marketing, innovation, knowledge transfer and agribusiness sectors.

The programme is supported by the USAID-supported East Africa Trade and Investment Hub, Syngenta, Inter-Region Economic Network and Toyota Kenya Academy. Read more. Source | Business Daily