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Kenyans Among African Young Agritech Innovators Expected at AYuTe Next Gen in Rwanda

Young Kenyan innovators are also expected in Kigali, Rwanda for the event. Photo/Heifer.

Kigali in June will host a major event for young African agritech developers.

The event will showcase tech-driven solutions that promise to revolutionize the agricultural sector across Africa.

The 2024 edition, planned for June 11 at the Intare Conference Arena will be a dynamic event.

It will host innovators from Kenya, Uganda and the rest of the continent.

This year the event is themed as “Reimagining Africa’s Agriculture in The Next 50 Years”.

The event will feature engaging youth-led conversations and insightful panel discussions.

It envisions the transformation of Africa’s agricultural landscape over the next 50 years.

The gathering will also showcase an immersive expo, alongside the latest innovations in agritech and agribusiness.

The Agriculture, Youth and Technology (AYuTe) Africa Next Gen is an initiative by Heifer International.

Heifer International is a global nonprofit working to end hunger and poverty through sustainable agriculture.

It works with partners to harness the boundless prospect of the continent’s youth, innovation, and entrepreneurship.

This will address real challenges faced by smallholder farmers while delivering solutions that can revolutionise the agriculture sector.

It was launched in 2021, the initiative has generated a huge response.

Some of the winning solutions have gone on to make a real difference in the continent’s agricultural development.

This year, Heifer International is celebrating 80 years of supporting smallholder farmers globally and 50 years in Africa.

It has been creating and executing solutions in partnerships with governments, donors, partners, and communities to improve the agricultural ecosystem across the continent.

To mark these major landmarks, Heifer will use the AYuTe Next Gen gathering to inspire a new generation of young agripreneurs and innovators.

In Africa,  it will drive the forward-looking vision for the next 50 years of agricultural transformation on the continent.

“The AYuTe Next Gen gathering provides agripreneurs, policymakers, investors, innovators, and other key stakeholders with the opportunity to witness young African innovators in agriculture pitching their ideas,”

“As we seek to identify and reward the top performers with cash prizes and the technical support they need to scale their innovations,” said Adesuwa Ifedi, Senior Vice President, of Africa Programs, at Heifer International.