The 2023 edition of Sterling’s Agriculture Summit Africa (ASA) has reached the penultimate stage with revealing of the top ten innovators to pitch for grants at the highly anticipated 5th edition of its annual event.
This year’s summit will be an incubator-style investors’ deal room tagged ‘AgroPitch.’.
The shortlist comes as an outcome of an extensive screening process which saw the ASA assess thousands of submissions in its call for applications, with the final winners to be announced at the grand event scheduled for 08 November 2023.
Speaking on the shortlists, Group Head for Agriculture and Solid Minerals Finance at Sterling Bank, Dr Olushola Obikanye, said “The selection committee received a multitude of amazing submissions. However, we are confident that this shortlist of the ten agro-innovators presented uniquely transformative solutions that underscore a profound understanding of the critical gaps within our agricultural sector.”
The ASA 2023 grand finale event promises to be a memorable occasion, with a live pitch session, where the top ten 10 innovators will compete for the chance to secure grants and the possibility of accessing up to N1 billion in additional financing to expand their ventures, scheduled as key highlights to look forward to, as well as a keynote address to be delivered by Hon. Samson Bugama, the Commissioner of Agriculture, Plateau State.