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Tanzanian wins Agribiz contest in Kenya

Published on June 21, 2016

A Tanzanian, Mercy Kitomari, has won a 3,000 US dollars (over 6.0m/-) after excelling in a regional youth agribusiness contest held in Kenya.

Mercy, of Nelwas Gelato Company, took the second position in the 2016 Young Innovators in Agribusiness Competition Start-ups category held in Nairobi Kenya. She beat 13 other competitors from Kenya, Tanzania, Rwanda and Burundi to receive 3,000 US dollars as a seed capital, according to a statement from Nairobi. Nelwas Gelato provides ice cream, popsicles and sorbets with fresh fruit taste and low fat.

The Inter Region Economic Network and Young Innovators in Agribusiness Competition Team Leader, Director, Mr James Shikwati said the main goal was to offer young innovators an opportunity to scale up agribusiness activities through training initiatives.

Nelly Ngunguru, Sector Analyst, USAID's East Africa Trade & Investment Hub said,

We are proud to support eastern Africa youth to meet financiers and investors, and thereby grow their enterprisers

Read more. Source | Daily News