GEW Week Business Awards

Empretec Zimbabwe and AEH, with the support of IDRC (International Development Research Centre Canada) and Australia International Food Security Centre, launched a Business Plan Competition for youth aged 18-35 years, as part of the Celebrations for the Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW). The business plans were to identify and seek to exploit business opportunities along the maize value chain in Zimbabwe. 80 entries were received and the top ten walked away with different awards to pursue identified opportunities.

Agriculture is the backbone of Zimbabwe's economy in as much as Zimbabweans remain a largely a rural people who derive their livelihood from agriculture and other related rural economic activities. Maize is the staple food in Zimbabwe but due to poor post-harvest management, aflatoxins, natural toxins produced by fungi has infected maize and other crops.

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Last Updated (Friday, 07 October 2016 12:12)


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