AFRICA: The 4th GoGettaz Agripreneur Prize accelerates on sustainable food

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The fourth edition of the GoGettaz Agripreneur Prize organized by Generation Africa, a start-up coaching initiative, is launched. The competition aims to support businesses operating in agro-technology, waste recovery, women empowerment and community growth to promote sustainable food on the African continent.

“Putting in place a system that provides both adequate food and sustainable jobs for the continent. These words from Dickson Naftali, the head of Generation Africa, set the tone for the launch of the GoGettaz Agripreneur Prize 2022.

The competition is supported by Econet, a telecommunications conglomerate, and Yara International, a chemical company based in Oslo, Norway. The event is also supported by the Confederation of Agricultural Unions of Southern Africa (SACAU), the German pharmaceutical company Bayer and the African Development Bank (AfDB).

Encouraging innovative solutions

For this fourth edition, the jury will reward start-ups whose food revolution projects have a positive impact on communities, the environment and the local economy. A prize of $50,000 will be awarded to each of the two finalists at the African Green Revolution Forum in September 2022 in Kigali, the capital of Rwanda.

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Faced with drought and water stress in Africa, the Agri-food industry, which is already hard hit by climate change, is trying to find effective solutions to meet the challenge of sustainable food.

For more information on the event, click here

Benoit-Ivan Wansi

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