The 2023 AYuTe Ethiopia Challenge Launch

HEIFER ETHIOPIA TO LAUNCH AYUTE ETHIOPIA CHALLENGE 2023: The competition will award youth with scalable tech-innovative ideas in Agriculture for Ethiopia, Africa.

ABOUT HEIFER INTERNATIONAL: Heifer International’s mission is to end hunger and poverty while caring for the Earth. For over 75 years, we have provided livestock and sustainable agricultural training to struggling communities around the world. We currently work in 21 countries, incl. the US, supporting local food producers to expand their businesses and earn a living income. For info. visit, and follow us on Facebook, and on Twitter.

Objective and Content: In 2021, Heifer launched the Agriculture, Technology Innovation (AYuTe) Africa Challenge, which aims to be one of the most ambitious agriculture competitions on the continent, envisioning to combine the power of the African youth with the many possibilities of emerging technologies to support smallholder farmers across Africa to grow their businesses and incomes. In 2022 the first edition of AYuTe Ethiopia was launched. Heifer now proudly announces the launch of the second AYuTe Ethiopia Challenge in 2023. Olivet Groups will lead the organization of the competition.

The objective of AYuTe Ethiopia Challenge, is to identify and award, winning Agri-Tech innovative ideas with the potential to address challenges of smallholder farmers in Ethiopia and improve production, productivity, income, access to finance and/or resilience.

Awards: A total award for the top-three winners will be $20,000: 1st=$10,000 |2nd= $6,500 | 3rd = $3,500

Who can apply? Citizens and residents of Ethiopia, between the age of 18-30 and with an innovative technological idea to improve agriculture in Ethiopia can apply. Details on eligibility and application procedures can be found on our website; our Facebook, Twitter page, Telegram Channel or by calling to +251 992920777/ +251 99292 0776. Applicants can submit their innovative idea on via the link

Panel of Judges: The panel of judges consist of five distinguished professionals from Addis Ababa Science and Technology University, Askamar Consulting, Conovation, & Entrepreneurship for Impact.

Application Period and Method: Applications are open from 15-30 May, 2023.

The launch event has taken place at Radisson Blu Hotel, in Kazanchis on May 12, 2023 at 10:00 AM in the presence of invited guests and Government office representatives.

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