Founding Partners - Generation Africa

Entrepreneurs thrive when multiple sectors and actors consciously work together to develop a supportive environment for business innovation and growth. For the many pioneering initiatives already support young entrepreneurs, Generation Africa offers a platform to link together into a wider movement that inspires and propels the “agri-food stars” of tomorrow. Partners are increasing their collective impact through improved:

Reach: Connecting with more agripreneurs – both current and aspirant - to serve them with education, ideas, support and capital.
Collaboration: Linking across initiatives so each endeavour integrates with a wider effort.
Advocacy: Elevating a collective voice on opportunities and challenges facing agripreneurs to better influence key decision-makers across the public and private sectors.

Please contact us if your organisation is committed to supporting young African agripreneurs and you want to link with other ecosystem actors via the Generation Africa partnership.

Econet Global Limited is a privately-held multinational conglomerate with operations and investments in mobile and fibre broadband telecommunications, cloud services and data storage, fintech, edutech, e-commerce, tech-enabled on-demand services and solar power to individual and enterprise customers across Africa.

Econet was founded in 1993 by Strive Masiyiwa, who first came to international prominence when he fought a five-year constitutional legal battle leading to the removal of the state monopoly in Zimbabwe’s telecommunications sector. The landmark ruling is regarded as one of the milestones in the opening up of African telecommunications to private capital.

Yara International is a global crop nutrition company pioneering new and scalable models to drive the transition to sustainable food and land use.

Yara grows knowledge to responsibly feed the world and protect the planet, to fulfil its vision of a collaborative society, a world without hunger and a planet respected.  To meet these commitments, Yara has taken the lead in developing digital farming tools for precision farming and works closely with partners throughout the whole food value chain to develop more climate-friendly crop nutrition solutions. In addition, Yara is committed to working towards sustainable mineral fertilizer production. Yara fosters an open culture of diversity and inclusion that promotes the safety and integrity of its employees, contractors, business partners, and society at large. Founded in 1905 to solve the emerging famine in Europe, Yara has a worldwide presence with about 17,000 employees and operations in over 60 countries.

Yara is also the founder and sponsor of the Africa Green Revolution Forum convening 2,000+ leaders to transform agriculture. In 2005, Yara initiated what is now the Africa Food Prize, awarded each year to an outstanding individual or institution leading efforts to change farming. It is also a founding partner of the Farm to Market Alliance providing holistic value chain solutions that is demonstrably raising incomes for 145,631 African farmers.