About Pitch AgriHack

Pitch AgriHack supports technological innovation and entrepreneurship in agriculture across Africa. It targets young entrepreneurs 18 to 40 years. Pitch AgriHack 2021 is sponsored by global development organization Heifer International. The competition will identify and amplify efforts by young innovators to build resilience beyond COVID-19 through digital agriculture products and services. These innovations should be scalable and generate measurable impact in Africa’s food systems. Winners will receive funding and continued support to scale up their innovations to transform the agriculture sector. 

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The AgriHack Talent initiative aims to support ICT innovation and entrepreneurship in agriculture in African countries. It targets young entrepreneurs aged between 18 and 40 years old.

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The African Green Revolution Forum (AGRF) is one of the most visible and well-attended high-level agricultural and food security events in Africa. The purpose of the AGRF is to create and sustain effective partnerships geared towards the transformation of African agriculture. The AGRF brings together senior political and government officials, business leaders, grassroots organizations, farmers, researchers, donors, development partners, global thought leaders, and other stakeholders to discuss and debate innovative and practical ways to promote investments and policy support for increased agricultural productivity and income growth for African farmers.

Generation Africa seeks to inspire and support young agri-food entrepreneurs across Africa and the world to create and scale vibrant businesses. A key goal of our work is to create a new narrative about the opportunity of the agri-food sector and build a stronger ecosystem for youth entrepreneurship in Africa’s agri-food and agri-tech sector. We achieve this through an annual GoGettaz Campaign, linked to the GoGettaz Agripreneur Prize Competition, which provides year-round messaging directly and via partner organizations.

 

Heifer International is a global development organization on a mission to end hunger and poverty through sustainable community-led development. It has been working in Africa for more than 46 years, investing in farmers and the infrastructure and technology they need to make their businesses successful. Heifer International is working with Pitch AgriHack as part of its wider goal to catalyse a strategic shift in the agriculture sector to secure a sustainable and dynamic future for Africa’s smallholder farmers.

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