Two Tanzanians win $100,000 GoGettaz Agripreneur Prize For 2020

Two winners of the 2020 GoGettaz Agripreneur Prize have been announced at the Africa Green Revolution Forum Virtual Summit in Rwanda.

The winners were Moses Katala, co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of Magofarm Limited (Tanzania) and Daniella Kwayu, co-founder and CEO of Phema Agri (Tanzania).

Each winner will receive $50,000 to support and expand their agribusiness operations.

Part of the ‘Generation Africa’ youth initiative, the aim of the prize is to identify and inspire young people across Africa to seize the opportunities across the value chain of the $1tn agrifood industry on the continent in the decades ahead.

Four entrepreneurs were also named to receive a $2,500 ‘Impact Award.’

They included Elizabeth Gikebe, CEO of Mhogo Foods (Kenya), Millicent Agidipo, co-founder and production manager of Achiever Foods (Ghana), Dysmus Kisulu, co-founder and CEO of Solar Freeze (Kenya) and Paul Matovu, founder and CEO of Vertical Farm and Micro-Gardening (Uganda).

The entrepreneurs were selected by judges for the notable environmental or social impact of their businesses, each striving to reach the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals and benefit their communities.

All 12 top finalists will receive mentorship, programme linkages and other guidance to continue their entrepreneurial journeys.

The second annual 2020 GoGettaz Agripreneur Prize competition began in April and closed in June this year.

Over 3,000 applicants between the ages of 18 and 35, from 29 African countries, registered to compete.

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