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In a Bold Bid to Spark Tech Innovations for African Farmers, Heifer International Selects Founders of ColdHubs and Hello Tractor as Winners of Inaugural AYuTe Africa Challenge

A combined US$1.5 million in grants to help fund rapid expansion plans, providing much-needed services for smallholder farmers: ColdHubs for its solar-powered pop-up cooling stations; Hello Tractor for its creative solution to Africa’s farm machinery challenges

Nnaemeka Ikegwuonu, founder and CEO of ColdHubs, a Nigerian business that provides solar-powered, walk-in coolers for smallholder vegetable farmers and Jehiel Oliver, founder and CEO of Hello Tractor, a Kenyan company that has become known across Africa as the “Uber of tractors,” were selected today as the winners of the…

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New 11-Country Report Reveals African Farmers Missing out on AgriTech Innovations that Could Supercharge the Sector with Opportunities for Youth

Survey from Heifer International finds budding crop of young Africans rapidly producing new high-tech farming tools-and identifies new ways to connect them with farmers; study also gauges pandemic impact on African agribusinesses

While there are a wide range of agritech innovations that could propel African farmers to profitability, only 23% of youth engaged in agriculture are using any form of agricultural technology-noting a lack of financing and training, according to a new 11-country survey by Heifer International (www.Heifer.org). The report, “The Future…