Pitch AgriHack West Africa 2017

Pitch AgriHack West Africa 2017 has been launched in May 2017. Out of the 153 applications received (an increase of 30% for West Africa participants compared to 2016), 25 finalists have been selected. The final will be organised in parallel to AGRF 2017 activities.

Pitch AgriHack’s objective is to help develop business services offered by young e-agriculture start-ups as well as contribute to the acceleration of the adoption of innovations for stronger productivity in the agri-food sector. The winners of the first edition, targeting African, Caribbean and Pacific countries, are now improving and scaling up their services (advisory information services in Botswana, e-commerce for women cooperatives in Senegal, livestock traceability in Senegal, and better market linkages for farmers in Uganda and Ghana, etc.).

Activity and venue 

Training on financial management, investment readiness, business modelling and pitching

04 Sept full day, 05 Sept morning and 06 Sept morning
Venue: JokkoLabs Angré 
Terminus 82, entre Diamond Bank et Cash Express, Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire
Tel.: +225 08891876

Public presentation of the finalist platforms and services (Pithing session) in the presence of judges

07 Sept full day
Venue of the AGRF - Sofitel Hotel - Chandalier Room

Winner announcement - Prize giving ceremony 

Just before closing ceremony

Venue of the AGRF - Sofitel Hotel – Salle de Fêtes I and II.


About Pitch AgriHack West Africa

Pitch AgriHack West Africa is organised by CTA in collaboration with the AGRF 2017, and support of organisations including the African Agribusiness Incubators Network (AAIN), the EIC Corporation (Côte d’Ivoire), AgribusinessTV, Wennovation (Nigeria), EcoHub (Togo), Etrilabs (Benin), Suguba (West Africa), CIPMEN (Niger), Woelab (Togo), Jokkolabs Abidjan (Côte d’Ivoire), BloLab (Benin) and ProHaus Group (USA).