Recognizing the need to make the agricultural sector attractive for the Youth, Generation Africa organized an agripreneur challenge for young people from across the African continent. The challenge brought together eleven young agriculture entrepreneurs who pitched their ideas to a high profiled audience.
Unemployment is a prodigious issue in Africa, mostly among the youth in the various academic fields. However, Africa is one of the well – endowed continents in the world with all the natural resources one can think of, including very rich arable land. Agriculture has proven to be the solution of Africa’s twin problem of unemployment and hunger, yet the sector receives the least attention particularly among the youth.
To change the narrative, there is a need to make the agriculture sector attractive to the youth to save the sector from dying and employ all resources in terms of human, technological and financial resources into the sector.
It is against this backdrop that Generation Africa, whose vision is to grow a movement for supporting millions of young agripreneurs across the continent to transform Africans food security and prosperity, introduced GoGettaz Agripreneur competition with the theme; A Partnership Initiative Bringing the Dynamism of Youth Entrepreneurship to Africa’s Agri-food Sector to support budding agricultural entrepreneurs with excellent ideas.
The pitching day.
The contest took place in Accra, Ghana on 3rd September 2019 at the Africa Green Revolution Forum (AGRF) meeting at Accra International Conference Center, with a high-level panel of global and pan-African business and Agricultural Sector as the judges.
All the participants articulated their concepts on innovation in the Agrifood sector, market potential and traction; impact on the society or the environment, their business models in respect to the scalability and financial sustainability. Continue reading…