60 Agribusiness Competition Finalists in Nairobi for Training

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Sixty finalists of the Young Innovators in Agribusiness 2015 competition from across Africa are in Nairobi for a two-day mentoring session at the Toyota Academy.

The successful participants were picked from 800 applicants after their start-up businesses were identified as major solutions to creating useful links and value addition along the various agricultural value chains in their respective countries.

They are part of the entrants in the second edition of the agribusiness incubating competition dubbed "Young Innovators in Agribusiness Competition" that attracts youth aged between 18-35 years. 

The edition funded by United States Agency for International Development (USAID), through its East Africa Trade and Investment Hub project. Syngenta and Inter-Region Economic Network have also taken part in helping young people engage in ventures that improve livelihoods.

"This year's competition seeks to expose and link the young innovators to investors keen on funding social investments that enhance incomes of the world's poor by recognising their individual efforts," said the competition's team leader Mr James Shikwati.

The competition is still open and closes on October 30 where 120 start-ups and small and medium-sized enterprises will be selected to compete for the seed capital amounting to Sh2 million to be shared among six winners.

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