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25 – 26 April 2017. Ibadan, Nigeria. The AYA Forum is being organised by the African Development Bank (AfDB), in collaboration with CTA, the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) and the African Agribusiness Incubation Network (AAIN). About 250 young agripreneurs from across Africa, as well as institutional and business partners, are expected to attend.
Experiences of African Youth Agripreneurs
- Mercy Wakawa, Groundnut Oil, Nigeria
- Gael Murara, CEO, GroceWheels, Rwanda
- Joyce Kyalema, Josmak Int’l Ltd, Uganda
- Noel Mulinganya, Cassava Flour, DRC
- Emna Ben Mustapha, Aquaspir, Tunisia
- Kimani Muturi, MD, Afribanana, Uganda
- Awa Caba, CEO Sooretul, Senegal
- Beauty Manake, MD, Kunga Farms, Botswana
- Evelyn Ohanwusi, IITA Agripreneur
- Anna Samake, Senior Partner, AHL Venture
- John Magnay, Agric. Specialist, Opportunity Bank
- Mamadou Toure, CEO, Ubuntu Capital
- Godfrey Mwindaare, Director, Acumen Capital
The workshop will review the results of CTA’s AgriHack Talent initiatives, and consider how to scale up this kind of business promotion. It will also discuss proposals for supporting youth agribusinesses via stronger ICT business services, and look at technical partnership and funding opportunities.
Find out more
- The publication An ICT Agripreneurship Guide – A Path to Success for Young ACP Entrepreneurs is available for download as of Wednesday 26 April (72 pages)
- Read about the AgriPitch Entrepreneurship Competition – finalists will be selected at the AYA Forum.
- Keep an eye on the AYA Forum hashtag, #AgriPitch2017, on Twitter.