In early October, the Young Innovators in Agribusiness Competition selected six young innovators (18 – 35 years old) to pitch their agribusiness ideas to prospective investors and financiers at the Africa Green Revolution Forum (AGRF), held in Lusaka, Zambia. “African Green Revolution Forum provided me with a great opportunity to pitch my innovative ideas and meet with Cinergy Global Limited (a potential investor),” said Noah Ssempijja.
Noah Ssempijja is founder of Young Initiative for Community Empowerment an organization that provides credit facilities and farm inputs to the youth and women in Uganda.
The opportunity to participate in the Forum is part of a larger Young Innovators in Agribusiness Competition that supports participating youth owned start-ups and SMEs to stimulate sustainable enterprises that attract potential investors and stakeholders through competition.
The competition is supported by the USAID East Africa Trade and Investment Hub, Syngenta and the Inter Region Economic Network (IREN). Find out more, here.
All six young innovators are pictured above, Mr. Abrhame Eudria, Founder Green Agro Mechanization Enterprise Ethiopia; Ms. Vava Angwenyi, Founder Vava Coffee Enterprise Kenya; Mr. Pascal Furaha, Founder PEBEK Ltd Enterprise Rwanda; Mr. Nyiringabo Ignace, Founder of WinWin Agritech Enterprise in Rwanda; Ms. Catherine Mbondo, Founder Proactive Merit Enterprise Kenya.