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HEIFER – Reimagining the Future: Youth, Innovation and Africa’s Food Systems

August 2, 2023 @ 8:00 am - 10:00 am

Join Heifer in the run-up to AGRF 2023 for an engaging discussion on what it takes for innovative youth to transform Africa’s food systems, and an examination of the role of technology in enhancing smallholder farmers’ access to markets and information.

Moderated by Generation Africa’s Amanda Namayi, this roundtable will cover the role of innovative financing in attracting young people into agriculture, as well as funding initiatives and businesses that proffer day-to-day scalable solutions to meet the needs of smallholder farmers.

Speakers will include:

  • Ayodeji Arikawe, Co-Founder, Thrive Agric (AYuTe Regional West African Winner 2022)
  • Jemimah Wanjiku, Co-Founder, DigiCow (AYuTe Regional East African Winner 2022)
  • Ifeoluwa Olatayo, Founder, Soupah Farm-en-Market Limited (AYuTe Nigeria Winner 2022)
  • Samson Alemu, Founder, Thur Biotech (AYuTe Ethiopia Winner 2023)


August 2, 2023
8:00 am - 10:00 am


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