“As government, we recognize the role played by development partners in advancing agribusiness in Uganda. I would like to commit that government will consider revising taxes for business startups to facilitate establishment and growth especially for young agripreneurs”.
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Kato Enock - Overall winner of the 2018 challenge, and category winner for the Best Coffee Trade Idea making his remarks.
The challenge run from 12th July 2018 to 9th November 2018 attracting over 450 applicants from all regions of Uganda. The applications were assessed by a team of independent experts and as a result, 71 applicants with potential business ideas were selected.
The selected applicants received training by Uganda Agribusiness Alliance (UAA) and Billbrain Technologies in pitching and e-marketing respectively. A final judging event was held on 8th November 2018 in which 27 young people with exceedingly promising business ideas were selected in the different categories.
This years’ challenge registered unique and innovative ideas in the 8 categories of Best horticulture group, Best start-up enterprise, Best student enterprise, Best coffee trade idea, Best agribusiness Enterprise using ICT, Best Climate smart enterprise, new coffee product, and Best-established enterprise.