Michael Hailu, director of CTA (L) and Kihunde Christine (R)

By categories, we have early stage: Profish (Ghana) led by a woman who collects € 7,500 offered by the World Bank and CTA; Savanna Circuit Tech (Kenya) 5000 € offered by the World Bank.

Then the mature category: Jaguza Tech (Uganda) wins € 15,000 offered by the OCP group; Arinifu Technologies (Kenya), € 12,500 offered by the OCP Group and CTA.

"The Pitch AgriHack identifies the talents of digital entrepreneurs and leads them to develop their startup activities," says Michael Hailu, director of CTA before announcing the winners by category.

"It is satisfying to be rewarded for good works but most of all to acknowledge God for the strength He has given us to go this far. Many start-ups fail in their ealry stages but we kept pushing and pushing. The money will be used for Mass production of our devices and to reach out to more grounds through adverts, workshops and training", confides to agridigitale, Kihunde Christine, in charge of the public relations, very happy to go with the € 15 000 to Uganda.

The public prize (5000 € offered by the CTA) went to Trackball Global Technologies of Nigeria while Foodlocker Limited of Nigeria and TechShelta Company Ltd win the Data Analytics awards, respectively € 10,000 (offered by CTA and GreenTec Award) and 5000 € (offered by the GreenTec group).

"One of the key elements of the agriculture transformation agenda is to include young people in all aspects of the strategy through agro-technological innovation," says Michael, happy that digitization has been at the heart of AGRF 2019.

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