YIAC AT THE 5TH AGRF IN LUSAKA, ZAMBIA (SEPT. 29 – OCT. 2, 2015)

In September and October 2015, IREN and Syngenta assisted by 6 business leaders serving as judges nominated six early bird applicants to represent Young Innovators in Agribusiness in the 2015 African Green Revolution Forum (AGRF) held in Lusaka Zambia. The Young Innovators in Agribusiness Competition (YIAC) participants were drawn from the East Africa region and the AGOA participating countries (Ethiopia). The representatives were trained before participating in the one-hour session at the AGRF Conference. The objective of the participation in the AGRF was to provide an avenue for the 6 participants to pitch and showcase their enterprises to potential investors during the forum and network with active players in the Agricultural value chains.

East Africa Trade and  Investment Hub

L-R: Mr. Kinyua Mmbijewe- Head of Corporate Affairs AME, Syngenta, Mr. James Shikwati-Director Inter Region Economic Network and Nelly Ngunguru-Sector Analyst East Africa Trade and Investment Hub.

5th AGRF in Lusaka Zambia

One of the trainers during rehearsals at the 5th AGRF in Lusaka Zambia.

5th AGRF in Lusaka Zambia

L – R: Participants: Abrhame Endrias from Ethiopia, Noah Sempijja from Uganda and Ignace Nyiringabo from Rwanda.