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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)
  7. AGRIC CORPORATION SARL (Cameroon)
  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)
  35. DISTRIBUTION EXPRESS (DITEX) (Cameroon)
  36. EFAMU COMPANY (Uganda)
  37. EKAS BUSINESS SERVICES Ltd (Zambia)
  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)
  62. JEJGREEN FARM ENTERPRISE (Nigeria)
  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)
  77. MKULIMA AGRICLINIC (Tanzania)
  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)
  100. TIC AGRO BUSINESS CENTER (Benin)
  101. Tolbi (Senegal)
  102. Trackball Global Technologies Nigeria (Nigeria)
  103. VIRTUAL SPACE (Zambia)
  104. YOOMVOLAILLES (Togo)

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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