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Wednesday, 08 Feb 2017 12:15 EATjmwangangi@kenyafreepress.com
Young Kenyans who can innovate solutions to post harvest crop protection stand to win up to Sh3 million under a new partnership supported by the US government. The competition is being run by the Inter Regional Network, an NGO, in conjuction with the USAid and other partners, and it aims to reduce food loss and waste to improve food nutrition and security.
IREN is calling for innovators from East Africa to enter for the competition, from which 25 participants will be given the opportunity to shocase their innovations to a global audience of development partners and investors. The top three contestants will share USD30,000 (more than Sh3 million) to be shared on a formula to be determined during the awards.
“Finding innovative solutions to complex development challenges is paramount to USAID’s mission. The East Africa Post Harvest Technologies Competition 2017 supports locally driven solutions for greater East African food security. We are proud to be the sponsors of this competition,” said USAID Mission Director for Kenya and East Africa Karen Freeman.
The competition will be held on May, and application forms, guidelines and awards information are available on the completion website, www.younginnovatorsinagribusiness.com or email profiles to firstname.lastname@example.org