Cape Town, South Africa
Raino Tech4Impact emerges 1st runners up in the African Youth Agripreneurs Forum, AYAF, Agripitch competition. The 2019 competition was organized by the Africa Development Bank and hosted by the Western Cape Government in Cape Town, South Africa. It attracted a total of 20 start-ups from the continent. We were among the selected winners to receive a total grant of US$ 74,000 at the award gala dinner. Over the past three years, a total investment of $350 million has been committed by AfDB to run the program in 12 countries across the continent.
The forum themed “Climate Smart Agriculture: Business and Employment Opportunities for Africa’s Youth” recognized Raino Tech4Impact for implementing innovative solutions to help small scale farmers in rural Kenya mitigate the challenges they face.
“At the African Development Bank, we believe that the future of the continent’s youth lies in more rapid and inclusive economic growth which creates quality jobs,” said Dr. Edward Mabaya, Manager, Agribusiness Development Division at AfDB.