Meet the Pitch AgriHack 2021
Top 12 Finalists
Growth and Opportunities in African Agritech
Agricultural technology is extensive. Agritech can be as complex as an actual farm robot, using artificial intelligence and machine learning, to plant, water, and weed your grow beds. Or it can be as simple as a USSD code that lets a rural farmer access this week’s weather forecast and planting advice on a 15-year-old cell phone.
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.
Pitch AgriHack supports technological innovation and entrepreneurship in agriculture across Africa. It targets young entrepreneurs of 18 to 40 years.
The 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 non-profit working to eradicate poverty and hunger through sustainable, values-based, holistic community development. Heifer has been working in Africa for over 47 years and is currently implementing an agricultural transformation initiative designed to catalyse the strategic shift needed to secure a sustainable and dynamic future for Africa’s smallholder farmers and agricultural sector.