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Entrepreneurship Award

The AgriBusiness Forum 2012 featured the EMRC-Rabobank Project Incubator Award, an initiative launched in 2008, that encourages innovation and entrepreneurship.

The winning prize was presented to Lovin Kobusingye, head of Kati Farms Uganda. The jury unanimously recognised her fish sausage for its innovation and community-based approach as well as her inspiring presentation to the forum’s audience.

Lovin Kobusingye

Kati Farms (Uganda)

EMRC-Rabobank Project Incubator Award 2012

"I would first of all encourage anyone who has something in line of business to participate in the EMRC-Rabobank Project Incubator Award competition. This is because in this competition there is a levelled playground for everyone, the judges are free and fair and you get what you deserve."

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Standing out from within the crowded private sector, they have demonstrated excellence in business. Through social impact and sustainability they represent a truly innovative African private sector.

EMRC-Rabobank Project Incubator Award 2011

Everlyne Cherobon

EMEDEN (Kenya)

"Indeed, winning the prize was a defining moment for me and my business. It is difficult to put in words, exactly how I felt when my project emerged the winner. It sounded surreal like it was about someone else. It was only the following day that I truly believed my project had won. Winning this prize, means for me a vote of confidence on what I hope to do with smallholder farmers in the drylands of Kenya. It means there is business sense in working with smallholder farmers in Africa. It means a lot of attention needs to be focused on them."

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AFIF Entrepreneurship Award 2011

Suzanne Marie Belemtougri

Sophavet (Burkina Faso)

"The current recognition and financial help that I eventually received by PSI would not have been possible without the marketing and networking done during the EMRC forum and by the EMRC team,” explains Suzanne. "Actively attending such events is essential for any company that needs to find funding and wants to expand."

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EMRC-Rabobank Project Incubator Award 2010

Maria Odido

Bee Natural Uganda

"In entering the Project Incubator Award, a company/person can get recognition for their activities and can also measure themselves against other participants and meet with people and organisations, to see if they are on the right path or not. To be selected to present your company to this great audience, whether one wins or not, gives a company leverage and recognition."

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