Applications Open for 2016 GAIA AgriTech Innovation Challenge!

Deadline: 28 October 2016

Do you have a big idea that has been piloted successfully in East Africa that focuses on closing yield gaps in crop and livestock value chains, reducing postharvest losses and improving agri-market efficiencies? If yes, then apply for the 2016 GAIA AgriTech Innovation Challenge.

African Women in Agricultural research and Development (AWARD) is accepting applications for its 2016 Gender in Agribusiness Investments in Africa (GAIA) AgriTech Innovation Challenge in order to increase agribusiness investments in technological and business model innovations that benefit African women value chain actors.

GAIA aims to create and manage an “AgTech solutions market place” that ensures visibility, commercialization and scaling up of agricultural research innovations (AgTech) by African women scientists.

Innovations should contribute towards transforming agricultural practices in Ethiopia, Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania for improved incomes and food security for smallholder farmers, especially women. The AgTech innovations should demonstrate clear benefits to women smallholder farmers, and other women value chain actors.

Eligibility Criteria

AWARD GAIA is looking for enterprises that:

  • Are in the agriculture or allied sectors with an innovative technology or business model
  • Are women-led or have women managers
  • Have an experienced, credible and dedicated investors and management team
  • Have a clear for-profit business model with high potential for scale
  • Have some proof of concept on the ground, conducted pilots and are preferably generating revenues
  • Are looking for funding to commercialize/scale
  • Have operations in Ethiopia, Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania

How to Apply

Interested applicants must fill the application or via given website.

For more information, please visit GAIA AgriTech Innovation Challenge.

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