On May 18-19, ten judges from Ecobank, Agriprofocus Kenya, Umati Capital and Michigan State University selected twenty entrepreneurs from a class of thirty-nine small-holder farmers, to progress to the next stage of the year-long training being undertaken by USIU-Africa’s Global Agribusiness Management (GAME) Center.

Academic Advisor Virginia Thuku, ICT Administrator Erickson Kimiti, alumni Priscillah Wahome and Wanjira Gitagia will together with the other sixteen selected entrepreneurs, continue with GAME Center’s unique research project designed to identify and field test innovative business models for taking agricultural innovations to scale, and support Kenya’s youth to actively engage in profitable agri-businesses.

The project is funded to a tune of KES 33 million by Cultivate Africa’s Future (CultiAF), a joint program of the International Development Research Center of Canada (IDRC) and the Australian Center for International Agricultural Research (ACIAR).