Youth Agribusiness and Communication Competition in Africa 2014

Youth Agribusiness and Communication Competition in Africa 2014

Deadline: June 10. 2014

Enactus Kenya and Syngenta announces the launch of an Africa Agribusiness Competition that will see youth in Africa generate creative business ideas to improve the agricultural productivity of certain crop value chains.

The objective of the Syngenta – Enactus (K) Agribusiness Competition is to raise awareness amongst the youth and key stakeholders in agriculture, of the enormous business opportunities within agricultural value chains across Africa, and to attract young people to actively engage in shaping this vital industry.

This will focus on selected crop value chains. A crop value chain entails all the activities involved in crop production from farm to fork. These would include farm inputs, logistics, product processing, packaging, marketing and sales to the end consumer.

The contestants are required to select either one staple crop (Rice, Maize or Cassava) or one cash crop (Vegetables or Potatoes).

Benefits:

  • The best 25 contestants will each receive a USD 1,000 grant to test the viability of their idea.
  • The best three among them will then be competitively selected by a recognized panel of agribusiness leaders and invited to attend the important AGRF Forum on African agriculture to be held in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia in early September, where they will have a chance to mingle with some of Africa’s most influential thought leaders and receive due recognition reward for their effort and ideas.
  • Receive certified recognition and become a member of the Young Africa Agribusiness alumni
  • participate in the gala event in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (6 finalists).
  • showcase your agribusiness idea to potential investors

Eligibility:

  • African youth aged 18 to 30 Years
  • The idea MUST be original (no plagiarism)
  • One contestant, One Business Idea Competition, centered on One Crop Value Chain (For Business Idea Competition)
  • One contestant, One THREE MINUTE video clip entry (For The Agribusiness Messaging Competition)
  • One contestant, One THREE MINUTE video clip entry (For The Agribusiness Messaging Competition)
  • Group Submissions of teams of up to THREE Members is allowed. However, only one person is allowed to do the submissions while the other two are recognized as team members.
  • The idea must be sustainable. It must lead to the realization of increased crop yields whilst controlling the amount of waste; have a positive impact on the environment while embracing biodiversity; and genuinely having the potential to reduce poverty through both generating wealth in local communities and improving consumer health.
  • All submissions must be in English language

For more information, click here.

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