Heifer International AYuTe Africa Challenge: Promoting Agricultural Innovation in Kenya for Youths

Heifer International AYuTe Africa Challenge: Promoting Agricultural Innovation in Kenya for Youths

About the Challenge

The challenge is an initiative of Heifer Kenya, which is working closely with E4Impact Accelerator to run the competition. E4Impact Accelerator will employ its expertise in business acceleration to develop a strategic direction for youth, agriculture, and technology in line with Heifer Kenya’s mission and approach.

Kenya’s agriculture industry is the backbone of its economy. However, young Kenyans, who represent more than half of the national labor force, remain almost entirely excluded from this significant industry. This is due to challenges such as negative perceptions of agriculture, lack of awareness of agribusiness value chains, and limited opportunities offered by new technologies and innovative business models.

Young people have the potential to significantly reduce poverty and establish Kenya as one of the key players in agricultural markets. AYuTe Africa Challenge Kenya will translate the energy and ideas of young Kenyan agri-tech innovators into meaningful impact for smallholder farmers across the country and support the winners to grow their businesses and profile.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Established or registered in Kenya.

  • Early-stage start-up (less than 3 years old).

  • Have an innovative agri-tech solution responding to the needs of the agri-value chain at various levels (e.g., production, aggregation, post-harvest losses management, value addition, access
    to markets, financing, etc).

  • Have a focus on impacting the lives of smallholder farmers.

  • The innovation should demonstrate a strong potential to scale

    AYuTe Challenge Kenya Benefits

  • Enterprises can expect to receive the following:

  • Cash Prize awards of up to Ksh. 2,000,000 for the top winners.

  • Customized 2 months incubation program for the top 24 finalists.

  • Customized training boot camps at the various levels of the competition.

  • Technical assistance at the various levels of the challenge to strengthen the Minimum Viable Product (MVP) and the business and financial model of the start-up.

  • Coaching and mentorship personalized to unpack training into business implementation.

  • Links to financial & investment opportunities.

  • Networking opportunities to showcase your solution and meet with investors and other stakeholders.

    How to Apply

    For more information and job application details, see; Heifer International AYuTe Africa Challenge: Promoting Agricultural Innovation in Kenya for Youths

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