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Innovation Prize for Africa 2014 Finalists Announced

Johannesburg – The African Innovation Foundation (AIF) announced the finalists of the prestigious Innovation Prize for Africa (IPA) 2014 . Ten African innovators have created practical solutions to some of the continent’s most intractable problems, from a domestic waste biogas system to a wafer matrix for paediatric antiretroviral (ARV) drug treatment. Chosen from almost 700 applications from 42 countries, the finalists for the IPA 2014 represent Africans’ potential to address the challenges that are unique to the continent.

SA youth entrepreneurship competition opens

The R6-million grant funding youth entrepreneurship competition, SAB KickStart 2014, has opened for entries to entrepreneurs between the ages of 18 and 35.

Modern farming technologies coined to attract youth to agriculture

The Youth Agro Environment Initiative, a non-governmental organisation based in Nairobi is training young people on modern farming technologies that can enable graduate but unemployed youth to earn a living. One of the crops that they chose for this project is the arrowroot which has traditionally been grown near water bodies due to its high water consumption. The scarcity of water and dwindling water sources has discouraged many young farmers. It is cumbersome to practice this type of farming The Youth Agro Environment Initiative is now educating farmers how to grow the arrowroots in uplands – far from the river – and still get good yields.

Southern African sugar: new trends and opportunities?

Sugar is becoming an increasingly important commodity across the region. New areas are being planted and mills are being commissioned in Malawi, Mozambique, Tanzania, Swaziland, Zambia and elsewhere.

A smart way for business in Africa

ACCRA - Data available on privately owned businesses in Africa suggests that close to 90% are classified as Small and Medium Sized Enterprises (SMEs). The staggering statistics come with equally enormous challenges. The majority is unable to grow and achieve their full potential, largely due to limitations in access to the appropriate business and financial support structures. Start Smart, a provider of start-up support services, aims to close this growth gap through its innovative products and services.

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Latest posts

Innovation Prize for Africa 2014 Finalists Announced
- Apr 14, 2014

SA youth entrepreneurship competition opens
- Apr 08, 2014

Modern farming technologies coined to attract youth to agriculture
- Apr 02, 2014

Southern African sugar: new trends and opportunities?
- Mar 13, 2014

A smart way for business in Africa
- Mar 04, 2014