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Semi-finalists of Pitch AgriHack 2019 announced


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Semi-finalists have been selected for Pitch AgriHack 2019, the annual competition that awards young entrepreneurs in ICTs for agriculture (ICT4Ag). The competition supports entrepreneurs through capacity building and funding to accelerate youth employment and agricultural transformation.

In addition to cash prizes, finalists of the competition benefit from a financial management and investment readiness bootcamp, grants and access to investments, capacity building and promotional opportunities. Selected finalists will pitch their innovations to ICT4Ag and business experts at the African Green Revolution Forum (AGRF) in Accra, 3-7 September.

The semi-finalists (listed below in alphabetical order) will be further screened against announced criteria by an international panel of judges composed of industry experts in ICTs and agriculture, entrepreneurs and investors.

The finalists, 50% women led companies, will be announced mid-July and invited to the AGRF.

  1. Ablefood (Nigeria)
  2. Adiyeaba (Benin)
  3. AFRIKAMART (Senegal)
  4. Afrimash (Nigeria)
  5. Agri Zoom (Congo)
  6. Agri-Analytico (Zambia)
  8. AGRICKONNECT (Nigeria)
  9. AgriEdge (Morocco)
  10. Agriple (Nigeria)
  11. AgriPride Farmgate (Nigeria)
  12. Agriwaves TV (Nigeria)
  13. AGRIX (Cameroon)
  14. Agro Supply Uganda (Uganda)
  15. AKABOXI (Uganda)
  16. ARANMI (Nigeria)
  17. Archeos (Benin)
  18. Arinifu Technologies Ltd (Kenya)
  19. Bei Sokoni (Tanzania)
  20. Big Samps Market (Ghana)
  21. Birdpreneur (Nigeria)
  22. Bringo Fresh (Uganda)
  23. Cajou App (Togo)
  24. Carvy Crafts Ltd (Tanzania)
  25. CashCow NG (Nigeria)
  26. Ccog Agroservices (Nigeria)
  27. Chikafu (Zimbabwe)
  28. City Digital Consults (Nigeria)
  29. Complete Farmer (Ghana)
  30. Crop2Cash (Nigeria)
  31. Deamat (Ethiopia)
  32. Dev Corp Technologies (Senegal)
  33. Digital Agro Connect Solutions (Nigeria)
  34. DisrupTech (Benin)
  36. EFAMU COMPANY (Uganda)
  38. EL-kanis and Partners (Nigeria)
  39. Endelea Uganda (Uganda)
  40. ENTRAG (Chad)
  41. ePoultry (Nigeria)
  42. Famunera (Uganga)
  43. Farm Republic (Nigeria)
  44. FarmerCash Ltd (Ghana)
  45. Farmers Market Kenya (Kenya)
  46. FARMHIRE NIGERIA Ltd (Nigeria)
  47. Farmingtech Solutions Ltd (Kenya)
  48. FarmIT (Kenya)
  49. farmnport (Zimbabwe)
  50. farmsense (Nigeria)
  51. Farmsquare (Nigeria)
  52. FlowFacto (Jamaica)
  53. Fooddata Nigeria (Nigeria)
  54. Foodlocker Limited (Nigeria)
  55. FootMo Kit (Uganda)
  56. Fursa 101 Africa Limited (Tanzania)
  57. Gidan Gona Integrated Farms (Nigeria)
  58. Grainothèque (Ivory Coast)
  59. Hekma Consulting (Tunisia)
  60. HOPE FOR MALI (Mali)
  61. Jaguza Tech (Uganda)
  63. Jinukun SARL (Benin)
  64. Kava World (Vanuatu)
  65. KILIMO SMART (Tanzania)
  66. KilimoGuide (Tanzania)
  67. Kitovu Technology Company (Nigeria)
  68. KivuGreen Corporation (Democratic Republic of Congo)
  69. Kwidex Company Ltd (Ghana)
  70. La centrale paysanne (Benin)
  71. LEBALMA GAMBIA Ltd (Gambia)
  72. Limitless Ai (Ghana)
  73. Lockminds Company Ltd (Tanzania)
  74. malep-farm (Cameroon)
  75. M-Flock (Zambia)
  76. Milkoin Limited (Kenya)
  78. Nampya Farmer’s Market (Uganda)
  79. NANO AIR (Senegal)
  80. NOCOFIO (Ghana)
  81. Oktopus Technologies (South Africa)
  82. OUTREACH TRADERS (Tanzania)
  83. Overseas! Corporate” (Cameroon)
  84. Peach Water Consulting (Nigeria)
  85. PHEMA AGRI (Tanzania)
  86. Produce.NG (Nigeria)
  87. ProFish (Ghana)
  88. PROMAGRIC (Cameroon)
  89. Raino Tech4Impact (Kenya)
  90. Recy World (Nigeria)
  91. Rera Technologies (Zimbabwe)
  92. RuralFarmersHub (Nigeria)
  93. Savanna Circuit Tech (Kenya)
  94. Shamba Records (Kenya)
  95. SokoHela (Kenya)
  96. Technoplus IT Solutions Ltd (Uganda)
  97. TechShelta Company Ltd (Ghana)
  98. THE AGRO BARN Ltd (Nigeria)
  99. The Fly Colony (Nigeria)
  101. Tolbi (Senegal)
  102. Trackball Global Technologies Nigeria (Nigeria)
  103. VIRTUAL SPACE (Zambia)

Pitch AgriHack is part of the AgriHack Talent initiative of CTA and aims at accelerating e-agriculture entrepreneurship for improved livelihoods in the African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) countries.

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Maziwaplus - Providing solutions for Kenyan dairy farmers


According to Livestock Research for Rural Development (LRRD), dairy farming is the single largest sub sector of agriculture in Kenya. Kenya’s dairy sub sector contributes about 8% of Gross Domestic Product (GDP) with an annual milk production of 3.43 billion L. Although smallholder Dairy farmers make up to 80% of total dairy producers and produce 56% of total milk in Kenya, they are constrained by factors including low technical skills on husbandry practices and lack of reliable statistical information on milk market outlets.

ProFish: a catch for Ghanaian fisherfolk


"The Digitalisation of African Agriculture Report, 2018-2019" reveals that the uptake of D4Ag solutions among women in sub-Saharan Africa is low. Though up to 50% of farmers there are women, D4Ag registration among them is approximately 25%. However, at least one young woman is changing the narrative by not only using but creating a digital solution to promote food security. Caroline Pomeyie is co-founder and CEO of ProFish Ghana Limited, a start-up with huge potential to transform the fishing industry.

Trackball Global Technologies - Helping urban farmers


Trackball Global Technologies is one of Nigeria’s newest D4Ag companies. Founded in 2019, Trackball provides ICT solutions. Through its e-learning platform, AgriCo, entrepreneurs in urban areas learn best practices for growing crops and rearing animals from the comfort of their homes with interactive online classes tutored by experts in agriculture.

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