The Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation (CTA), in partnership with the African Development Bank (AfDB), the African Green Revolution Forum (AGRA), Women in Tech Africa, Wennovation Hub (Nigeria) and Suguba Africa, is launching Pitch AgriHack 2018.

In addition to developing business services offered by young e-agriculture start-ups, the goal of the competition is to contribute towards accelerating the adoption of innovations for stronger productivity in the agrifood sector. Going by the theme for this year’s edition “Women entrepreneurs innovate for agricultural transformation in Africa, the Caribbean and the Pacific”,  50% of finalists will be women and special women prizes will be awarded.

Welcoming the launch of PitchAgriHack 2018, Dr. Lindiwe Majele Sibanda, AGRA Vice President Policy and Partnerships said:  PitchAgriHack is a great example of initiatives that are buying into these young people’s ideas and businesses. That’s all they need. A bit of capital and support to take off.”

Pitch AgriHack 2018 is open to men and women entrepreneurs leading e-agric start-ups and platforms (websites, apps, etc.) offering digital services to the agricultural sector.

The finals will be held in Rwanda in the framework of the 2018 edition of the African Green Revolution Forum(AGRF 2018) in September 2018.


  • Winning start-ups will receive, up to 15,000 in cash (grant) from CTA, AfDB and other partners to advance their services
  • Additional support that may be facilitated by stakeholders involved.

How to apply

If you are interested in this, visit the website to begin your application process. Deadline is on Monday, May 21, 2018.

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