African Agripreneurs Youth Forum

  • 24th April 2017
  • by secretary

25 – 26 April 2017. Ibadan, Nigeria. The AYA Forum is being organised by the African Development Bank (AfDB), in collaboration with CTA, the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) and the African Agribusiness Incubation Network (AAIN). About 250 young agripreneurs from across Africa, as well as institutional and business partners, are expected to attend.

Experiences of African Youth Agripreneurs

  • Mercy Wakawa, Groundnut Oil, Nigeria 
  • Gael Murara, CEO, GroceWheels, Rwanda 
  • Joyce Kyalema, Josmak Int’l Ltd, Uganda 
  • Noel Mulinganya, Cassava Flour, DRC
Unique Perspectives and Successes of Youth Agripreneurship
  • Emna Ben Mustapha, Aquaspir, Tunisia 
  • Kimani Muturi, MD, Afribanana, Uganda 
  • Awa Caba, CEO Sooretul, Senegal 
  • Beauty Manake, MD, Kunga Farms, Botswana 
  • Evelyn Ohanwusi, IITA Agripreneur
Innovative Finance that Works for Youth in Agribusiness
  • Anna Samake, Senior Partner, AHL Venture 
  • John Magnay, Agric. Specialist, Opportunity Bank 
  • Mamadou Toure, CEO, Ubuntu Capital 
  • Godfrey Mwindaare, Director, Acumen Capital

23 and 24 April 2017. As a pre-event to the AYA Forum, CTA will run, on, a workshop entitled Accelerating Youth Agriculture Entrepreneurship Using ICTs. This workshop is designed for partners including development organisations, venture capitalists, young start-up companies, farmer organisations and representatives of national entrepreneurship programmes.

The workshop will review the results of CTA’s AgriHack Talent initiatives, and consider how to scale up this kind of business promotion. It will also discuss proposals for supporting youth agribusinesses via stronger ICT business services, and look at technical partnership and funding opportunities.

Find out more

  • The publication An ICT Agripreneurship Guide – A Path to Success for Young ACP Entrepreneurs will be available for download as of Wednesday 26 April
  • Read about the AgriPitch Entrepreneurship Competition – finalists will be selected at the AYA Forum.
  • Keep an eye on the AYA Forum hashtag, #AgriPitch2017, on Twitter.