Calling on all Food Warriors

Battling climate change, hunger and poverty
Generation Africa is calling the youth to rise up as Food Warriors that use impact-driven agrifood businesses to fight for a sustainable, African food system in the fourth annual U$100 000 GoGettaz Agripreneur Prize Competition
The GoGettaz Agripreneur Prize Competition 2022 (GoGettaz.Africa) inspires young entrepreneurs to engage in a food revolution that makes a positive impact on communities, the environment, and the local economy.
Applications opened on 19 April, and this year Generation Africa wants to support Food Warriors who battle climate change, hunger, and poverty. Now in its fourth year, the GoGettaz Agripreneur Prize Competition has become a cornerstone in the African agrifood industry, reaching millions of young people with a message of hope and opportunity.
“African youth are reshaping the agrifood landscape on the continent, and this movement must grow to transform the food system,” says Dickson Naftali, Head of Generation Africa. “Last year was a great year to build momentum. The United Nations Food System Summit, COP26, and a powerful AGRF Summit has set the pace. Generation Africa and our founders and partners are taking decisive action to steer the youth to build an African-led and African-owned food systems.
“Through the GoGettaz Agripreneur Prize Competition, our aim is to inspire them to create a system that delivers sufficient and nutritious food to the continent, that does not impact the environment negatively, and that creates sustainable, dignified jobs, and shared prosperity for Africa.”
Seed to fork
The GoGettaz Agripreneur Prize Competition is a seed to fork competition for social or business ventures working in or supporting other businesses in any part of the agriculture or food value-chain.
To enter the competition, you must be an agrifood entrepreneur aged 18-35, who is the founder or co-founder of a business operating in the food system. You must be citizen of an African country and your business must have its headquarters in an African country. For more information and to enter the competition, visit GoGettaz.Africa.
At the AGRF in September 2022, the GoGettaz Agripreneur Prize Competition will award one man and one woman with a U$50000 grand prize each, to launch, grow, or scale their businesses. Four Food Warrior Awards will also be presented to GoGettaz finalists who are making a positive impact with their businesses. Finalists will participate in the AGRF 2022 Agribusiness Deal Room where they could meet future partners, investors, or clients.
Amanda Namayi, GoGettaz Lead at Generation Africa, says, “By providing the GoGettaz Community with opportunities, we are on a mission to motivate young people to build companies that create jobs in the food system.
“Financial incentives, like the GoGettaz Agripreneur Prize Competition, are enhanced by investment opportunities through the AGRF Agribusiness Deal Room, and mentorship and education on the community platform. New programmes, like the Generation Africa Fellowship Programme (GAFP), and scholarships to study master’s degrees at the University of Utah David Eccles School of Business are mobilising even more GoGettaz to make a success of their ventures.”
Four influential new partners have joined Generation Africa in their mission to inspire the youth towards a strong, independent, climate-smart food system.
Generation Africa is proud to add the African Development Bank (AfDB), Bayer, Heifer International, and the Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation (Norad) to the growing list of partners. These global leaders provide resources and support that create new opportunities for African youth in the agrifood sector.
Generation Africa is excited to see what the youth of Africa bring to the table in the 2022 GoGettaz Agripreneur Prize Competition. To enter the competition and learn more about what it takes to win, agripreneurs can go to GoGettaz.Africa.