The Agri-business value chain in the developing world is a crucial sector for economic growth. From Cape to Cairo, land is one of the biggest assets nations have.This is why it is important to utilize land and maximize production. The best way to ensure that this happens is to fully empower the farming communities.   Impact Hub Accra together with the Kosmos Innovation Center and Uncharted have launched an accelerator program for agribusinesses. The program which is designed for local Ghanaian Agribusinesses will run for 5 months (from November to March) will consist of 2 five day bootcamps.   Selected individuals will begin by undergoing a step-by-step training on methodology and they will quickly validate and refine their business models for growth. This will be followed by a bootcamp designed to prepare entrepreneurs for scaling and accessing funds. In the final stage, participants will be  an all access pass to the world of investment. The participants will be mentored by world class experts and tech partners while also working from Impact Hub which is an invaluable experience in itself. The resources and networks in the coworking space will give the participants a competitive edge.   Applications are being accepted from companies with business models around the following: Agri-tech Agri-finance Retail and distribution Processing Food Safety and Traceability Transport and Logistics Nutrition and Sustainability   To learn more about the program, visit https://uncharted.org/program/kic-business-booster/

Jocelyn Nyaguse

Jocelyn Nyaguse

Communications Assistant: Africa

Jocelyn is a story teller at heart.She believes that storytelling is a critical way to share knowledge which adds value to our communities. Although now based in Harare, Joss has worked in various cities across the globe including Berlin, Leipzig, Durban and Cape Town.