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Tue Oct 26th 2021
7 months ago 02:45:00pm

For over four decades, Heifer International has been a trusted partner for smallholder farmers across Africa. Now, Heifer is combining the power of African youth with the many possibilities of emerging technologies. The proposed side event will bring together stakeholders within the ecosystem, specifically young technology innovators/entrepreneurs, tech hubs, agribusinesses and farmers, investors and financiers, business schools, business development service providers, agricultural research and tertiary educational institutions, donor community, and government agencies relevant to supporting the development and scale-up of innovative, commercially viable, and sustainable agricultural technologies, capable of transforming Nigeria’s agricultural sector and supporting food security. Earlier this month, Hello Tractor and ColdHubs were named winners of the inaugural Heifer International Africa, Youth, and Technology (AYuTe) Challenge, securing a combined $1.5 million in grant funding to help fund rapid expansion plans.

Objectives

  • To provide an interactive platform for a multi-stakeholder discussion on the role of youth and technology in the transformation and future of Nigeria’s agricultural sector.  
  • To share key findings from Heifer’s recent report on “The Future of Africa’s Agriculture; An Assessment of the Role of Youth and Technology”. 
  • To share information about Heifer’s Signature Program “Naija Unlock” and how stakeholders can key into the available investments and collaboration opportunities.  
  • To sensitize young Nigerian Agritech innovators about Heifer’s AYuTe Africa Challenge awards - a cash grants of up to US$1.5 million annually to the most promising young agritech innovators across Africa or creative professionals who are using technology to reimagine farming and food production across the continent.