The USAID-supported East Africa Trade and Investment Hub, Syngenta and the Inter Region Economic Network (IREN), launched the second edition of the agribusiness competition dubbed “Young Innovators in Agribusiness Competition.”
This launch follows last year’s successful Agribusiness competition, which attracted over 800 participants from sub-Saharan Africa. Ten of the 35 youth finalists have gone on to win other prizes in the energy and agribusiness sectors, while ten other have expanded and retained their agro-related enterprises and 15 are employed or pursuing higher education.
This year’s competition is open to East African youth aged 18-35 years, who reside in the East African Community, Ethiopia, Seychelles, Mauritius or Madagascar, and have a start-up or small and medium sized enterprise (SME) involved in the agricultural value chain. The deadline for SMEs has been extended to October 30, 2015
For more information, visit the Young Innovators in Agribusiness website.