GoGettaz Agripreneur Prize 2023

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Agrifood Visionaries Take the Stage in Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania

The 2023 GoGettaz Agripreneur Prize Finalists pitched groundbreaking ideas, inspiring journeys, and impactful solutions that shaped an unforgettable event. Dive into the highlights of the electrifying 2023 GoGettaz Agripreneur Prize Competition, where visionary entrepreneurs battled it out to revolutionize Africa’s agrifood landscape.

Innovative Youth-led Solutions

Our finalists showcased cutting-edge agrifood businesses that left judges in awe with their innovation and potential for impact. 

Excellent Live Pitches

The presentations not only demonstrated creativity and ingenuity, but also highlighted the transformative power of entrepreneurship in addressing Africa’s food challenges.

Prizes Awarded by the President

In a once-in-a-lifetime honour, the two grand prize winners received their awards from the President of the Republic of Tanzania, Her Excellency Samia Suluhu Hassan.

Conversations with the President

The President of the Republic of Tanzania, Her Excellency Samia Suluhu Hassan, discussed the importance of youth and women in agriculture with GoGettaz Alumni.

Meet the 2023 Finalists

2023 Finalists
Grand Prize Winners
Impact Award Winners

Andriatsitohaina Hasina Henintsoa – Mad’Arom, Madagascar

Cultivates unique aromatic plants in Madagascar with small-scale producers. Training producers in agroforestry, collect plants, and produce essential oils for export or local sale, aiming to enhance Madagascar’s distinct products.

Crescentia Mushobozi – Viable, Tanzania

Tanzania’s 58 million people grapple with over 30% food insecurity. Our innovative technology offers disease-free potato seedlings to improve nutrition, empower farmers, create jobs, and promote sustainable farming for food security and environmental preservation.

Ikenna Nzewi – Releaf Africa, Nigeria

Releaf optimizes Africa’s agricultural supply chain using proprietary tech, aiming to make food abundant and profitable by addressing inefficiencies like fragmented supply chains.

Imani Bora – Hatchplus, Rwanda

Solar-powered egg hatching stations and AI-driven support services to boost local poultry production in Africa. They address challenges faced by smallholders, offering affordable chicks and personalized farming guidance through a user-friendly system.

Jannifer Muthike – Dudu Masters, Kenya

Dudu Masters helps African small-scale farmers with organic waste management, insect farming for fertilizer and protein, and provides training to schools and vocational centers.

Margaret Wanjiku – Pollen Patrollers, Kenya

Helps small-scale farmers & beekeepers improve food security by providing smart devices to monitor hive health, offering actionable insights through IoT and AI technology, and facilitating precision pollination.

Martin Dainbaquee – Eco-Friendly Incubator, Sierra Leone

Enhances poultry production sustainably with eco-friendly incubators, producing premium-grade feeds, & implementing a crossbreed chicken system. Empowering local farmers through training & aim for long-term growth & prosperity in rural communities.

Patience Ben – Farmavi Agro, Nigeria

An agritech startup that converts agricultural & wood waste into valuable products like edible mushrooms, biofertilizer, & animal feed, using tissue culture biotechnology to enhance food security.

Patrice Wachira – Patvention Ltd, Kenya

Builds beehives from recycled plastic waste. Farmers use the beehives to engage in modern beekeeping for crop pollination and extraction of bee products such as honey and bee venom

Pelkins Ajanoh – CassVita, Cameroon

Technology to extend cassava shelf-life, produce grain alternatives, and empower smallholder farmers by minimizing post-harvest loss and providing access to global markets.

Tafadzwa Chikwereti – eAgro, Zimbabwe

eAgro is an agritech startup in Zimbabwe and Zambia using AI and satellite tech to help small farmers increase productivity and access credit through their products Cropfix and Cred-farm.

Yohan Gallet – Sealife Organics, Mauritius

A new eco-conscious company in Mauritius, is the island’s first indigenous agriculture biotechnology firm. They focus on capturing onshore algae to develop environmentally-friendly agricultural inputs that enhance crop performance and grower profitability.

Alexandre Nshimiyimana – Sanit Wing, Rwanda

Sanit Wing is a Rwandan business that adds value to avocados by producing cold-pressed avocado oil and cosmetics, aiming to reduce post-harvest losses and meet global demand. They target both B2B and B2C customers, offering natural products with zero waste.

Andriatsitohaina Hasina Henintsoa – Mad’Arom, Madagascar

Cultivates unique aromatic plants in Madagascar with small-scale producers. Training producers in agroforestry, collect plants, and produce essential oils for export or local sale, aiming to enhance Madagascar’s distinct products.

Bonolo Monthe – Maungo Craft, Botswana

Maungo Craft transforms Morula fruit into award-winning, preservative-free preserves, fostering an indigenous fruit industry for sustainable growth.

Daniella Kwayu – Phema Agri, Tanzania

Phema Agri is a digital agriculture investment company in Africa, leveraging technology to de-risk financing for smallholder farmers and increase sustainable food production.

Esther Kimani – Farmer Lifeline Technologies, Kenya

Farmer Lifeline Technologies helps Kenyan farmers to get ahead of pests and pathogens with a proprietary crop disease detection device that leverages solar-powered cameras, Artificial Intelligence, Data Analytics, and Machine Learning.

Ikenna Nzewi – Releaf Africa, Nigeria

Releaf optimizes Africa’s agricultural supply chain using proprietary tech, aiming to make food abundant and profitable by addressing inefficiencies like fragmented supply chains.

Isaac Sesi – Sesi Technologies Ltd, Ghana

Sesi Technologies has developed a grain moisture reader which assists small holder to prevent crop loss.

Mark Musinguzi – Hya Bioplastics, Uganda

Hya Bioplastics converts agricultural waste into biodegradable packaging for food and fruit, offering sustainable alternatives to plastic across Africa while supporting local farmers.

Moses Katala – MagoFarm Ltd, Tanzania

Magofarm pioneers eco-friendly insect technology to produce affordable, nutrient-rich feed protein, increasing small-scale livestock farmers’ yields while reducing costs

Tracy Kimathi – BARIDI, Kenya

BARIDI installs solar-powered cold rooms for urban meat vendors, preserving over 292,000 kilograms of meat annually while reducing emissions and post-slaughter losses.

Best Food Solutions – Eloge Niyomwungere, Burundi

Best Food Solutions processes chillies into oil, powder, and dried chillies for local and export markets. They revitalise Burundi’s chilli industry by supporting smallholder farmers with quality inputs and guaranteed offset.

Costantine Edward -AgriLife Ltd, Tanzania

Sustainable protein for poultry and fish feed using black soldier fly larvae & organic waste, offering cost-efficient solutions while reducing greenhouse gas emissions by up-cycling 48 tons of food waste annually.

Crescentia Mushobozi – Viable, Tanzania

Tanzania’s 58 million people grapple with over 30% food insecurity. Our innovative technology offers disease-free potato seedlings to improve nutrition, empower farmers, create jobs, and promote sustainable farming for food security and environmental preservation.

Diana Orembe – NovFeed, Tanzania

NovFeed transforms organic waste into high-quality, bacteria-based protein ingredients for animal feed, reducing environmental impact and greenhouse gas emissions.

Dysmus Kisilu – Solar Freeze Ltd, Kenya

Solar Freeze rents out solar-powered cold storage units to rural farmers, reducing post-harvest losses by extending produce freshness for up to 40 days.

Elizabeth Gikebe – Mhogo Foods Ltd, Kenya

Mhogo Foods processes cassava flour fortified with essential nutrients, serving as a versatile 1:1 replacement for maize and wheat flour.

Fily Keita – Agrowomen, Mali

Agrowomen processes local cereals and oilseeds in Mali, creating value-added products like sesame snacks and rice. They sell online, empowering women economically and promoting food security through local consumption.

Gabriel Eze – Rural Farmers Hub, Nigeria

Rural Farmers Hub provides agriservices to smallholder farmers, offering satellite-based crop recommendations and support services to boost yields, income, and resilience to climate change.

Margaret Wanjiku – Pollen Patrollers, Kenya

Helps small-scale farmers & beekeepers improve food security by providing smart devices to monitor hive health, offering actionable insights through IoT and AI technology, and facilitating precision pollination.

Martin Dainbaquee – Eco-Friendly Incubator, Sierra Leone

Enhances poultry production sustainably with eco-friendly incubators, producing premium-grade feeds, & implementing a crossbreed chicken system. Empowering local farmers through training & aim for long-term growth & prosperity in rural communities.

Millicent Agidipo Adoboe – Achiever Foods Ltd, Ghana

Achiever Foods manufactures organic turkey berry-based products including Daliha Teas, Powders, Juices, and Spices in eco-friendly packaging.

Nancy Iraba – Healthy Seaweed Cafe, Tanzania

Healthy Seaweed Cafe in Zanzibar boosts local seaweed consumption and empowers women farmers by creating nutritious seaweed products like Seaweed Gel, Lettuce, Powder, and Processed Raw Seaweed.

Noël N’guessan – LONO, Côte d’Ivoire

LONO is a biotechnology company in Côte d'Ivoire, converting organic waste into biogas, electricity and fertilizer.

Paul Matovu – Vertical and Micro Gardening, Uganda

VMG sells Vertical Farms for urban households, maximizing farming in small spaces. They’ve sold 320 units and served 820 households since 2019, continuously improving their models.

Pelkins Ajanoh – CassVita, Cameroon

Technology to extend cassava shelf-life, produce grain alternatives, and empower smallholder farmers by minimizing post-harvest loss and providing access to global markets.

Seynabou Dieng – Maya, Mali

Maya is a food processing company in Africa that partners with small-scale farmers to produce grocery store items using local ingredients. They aim to promote African-made food, support local agriculture, and improve farmers’ livelihoods.

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