Earlier this year, Farm Credibly was selected as a finalist in the 2018 CTA Pitch AgriHack competition. The team was thrilled to see Farm Credibly CEO Varun Baker heading to the African Green Revolution Forum in Rwanda, where this year’s Pitch AgriHack competition took place. There in the country’s capital, Kigali, Varun had the fantastic opportunity to represent Farm Credibly, competing with 26 other start-ups from across Africa and the Caribbean.
On Saturday, 8th September 2018, the Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Co-operation (CTA) concluded a five-day Pitch AgriHack final, with the awarding of best startups in the presence of African heads of states and heads of governments, in Kigali, Rwanda. The initiative was conducted during the 2018 African Green Revolution Forum (AGRF), with the support of the African Development Bank (AfDB), the Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA), Suguba Africa and with the collaboration of partners including Impact Hub Kigali.
Press Release – KIGALI, 8 September 2018 – Awards for the Pitch AgriHack 2018 were given today in front of African leaders: H.E. Paul Kagame, President, Republic of Rwanda; H.E. William Samoei Arap Ruto, Deputy President of Kenya; H.E. Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, President, Republic of Ghana; H.E. Emmanuel Issoze-Ngondet, Prime Minister, Republic of Gabon.
‘Pitch AgriHack 2018’ is a competition organised by CTA to support young agricultural entrepreneurs (agripreneurs) build viable businesses and boost innovation for a more sustainable agricultural sector. (A press release)