#Africa Agripreneur of the Year winner to be unveiled in Joburg

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Innovators in the food, agri-tech and agriculture space will compete for the Agripreneur of the Year title at the third Future Agro Challenge (FAC) Global Championships, which will take place during the Global Entrepreneurship Congress (GEC) in Johannesburg on March 12-15.

The Future Agro Challenge will involve participants from more than 60 countries over five continents, and highlight groundbreaking initiatives addressing national, regional, and global challenges across the food supply chain.

“The food chain is broken. We need a bottom-up approach to identifying new and sustainable solutions to current and future challenges. Innovators, who have submitted high-calibre applications to the FAC, are positioned to help us address those challenges. Agripreneurs must be on the frontline and the FAC ecosystem, including all our national stakeholders, are committed to helping them succeed,” said Carla Tanas, Future Agro Challenge co-founder.

FAC has partnered Securing Water for Food: A Grand Challenge for Development for the Global Agripreneurs Summit, a four-day event that connects innovators with investors and key stakeholders in the food and agribusiness sector.

The summit provides participants with access to investor matchmaking and funding opportunities, like-minded startups, industry leaders and potential clients, business models and strategies’ evaluations with mentors, an innovation marketplace, and international media.

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