After losing 700 of 1,000 catfish fingerlings in her debut fish farming enterprise, Divine-Love Akam switched to working in agriculture, a sector many investors and banks think twice about supporting.
CTA has launched ‘Pitch AgriHack 2018’. The theme for this year’s competition is “Women entrepreneurs innovate for agricultural transformation in Africa, the Caribbean and the Pacific”.Welcoming the launch of PitchAgriHack 2018, Dr. Lindiwe Majele Sibanda, AGRA Vice President Policy and Partnerships said: PitchAgriHack is a great example of initiatives that are buying into these young people’s ideas and businesses. That’s all they need. A bit of capital and support to take off.”
Connecting farm land-owners in need of funding, to entrepreneurs with investment capacities who have no land. That is the unique value proposition of Bayseddo. Launched by Mamadou Sall, a 29-year-old ICT4Ag entrepreneur, his company aims at modernising the traditional farming practices to give it greater scope, through digital technology. Winner of Pitch AgriHack 2017 in the advanced category, the support he benefited from CTA, enabled Bayseddo to make good contacts, to network and meet many other entrepreneurs from the agricultural and digital worlds. [Read more…]