Pitch AgriHack Competition

Pitch AgriHack is a program that nurtures technological innovation and entrepreneurship in agriculture among young Africans aged 18 to 40.


Pitch AgriHack encourages and supports young African agritech entrepreneurs to unleash their creativity and innovation and help transform the continent’s agriculture sector.

Pitch AgriHack?

Pitch AgriHack is a competition that identifies and amplifies efforts by young innovators to build resilience through digital agriculture products and services. These innovations should be scalable and generate measurable impact in Africa’s food systems. Winners receive funding and continued support to scale up their innovations to transform the agriculture sector.

Pitch AgriHack supports technological innovation and entrepreneurship in agriculture across Africa. It targets young entrepreneurs 18 to 40 years. The Pitch AgriHack competition is sponsored by Heifer International and managed by Generation Africa, a thematic platform of The African Food Systems Forum (AGRF).

The Pitch AgriHack Prize Competition offers a total prize money of US$45,000.

Pitch AgriHack?

Pitch AgriHack offers a platform for visionary minds to present their technological solutions in order to transform the continent’s agricultural landscape. With a total prize money of US $45,000, Pitch AgriHack 2023 will reward the most promising ventures that address key challenges and promote sustainable agricultural development.

Pitch AgriHack also provides opportunities for networking, mentorship, training, and exposure to potential investors and partners. By participating in Pitch AgriHack, you will join a community of like-minded entrepreneurs who are passionate about making a difference in Africa’s food systems.


2023 Pitch

Get latest updates of the ongoing 2023 Pitch AgriHack Competition

Congratulations to the 2023 Pitch AgriHack Winners:

The Early-Stage Winners

Winner: Watson Matsa

eSusFarm, South Africa

Runner-up: El Mahdi Aboulmanadel

DeepLeaf, Morocco

Women-Led Agribusiness Winners

Winner: Priscilla Wakarera

Rhea, Kenya

Runner-up: Solape Akinpelu

Hervest, Nigeria

Mature and Growth-Stage Winners

Winner: Tunde Adeyemi

D-Olivette, Nigeria

Runner-Up: Reem Nafea

BioMasr, Egypt


Prize Laureates

These remarkable individuals have walked the path of innovation, resilience, and determination, transforming their agri-food ideas into impactful ventures that inspire us all. Here, we celebrate their journey and the mark they’ve left on the African agricultural landscape.

Early-Stage category:
Winner: Jeffrey Appiagyei of SAYeTECH Company Limited in Ghana
Runner-up: Gabriel Eze of Rural Farmers Hub in Nigeria

Mature- and Growth-Stage category:
Winner: Mahmud Johnson of J Palm in Liberia
Runner-up: Gladys Amiandamhen of Farmcrowdy Limited in Nigeria

Women-led Agribusiness category:
Winner: Ore Alemede of GrowAgric in Kenya
Runner-up: Nomaliso Musasiwa of Fresh In A box in Zimbabwe

Youth-led, African Agribusinesses Announced as Pitch AgriHack 2021 Winners –
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The Pitch AgriHack competition is sponsored by Heifer International and managed by Generation Africa, a thematic platform of the African Food Systems Forum (AGRF).