Priscilla Wakarera Shines at the Pitch AgriHack

Priscilla Wakarera, Co-Founder and CEO of Rhea, 3rd left, together with the others winners for Pitch AgriHack 2023.

She won in the category of Women-led Agribusiness

Priscilla Wakarera, the Co-Founder and CEO of Rhea, Kenya, was among the six winners at this year’s Pitch AgriHack. Rhea helps smallholder farmers make the right decisions by providing affordable, convenient soil testing for smarter farming. Their IoT device does moisture testing, NPK measurements and soil PH tests before sending AI generated recommendations for fertiliser, pH adjustments, irrigation, and crop recommendations.

Pitch AgriHack encourages and supports young African agritech entrepreneurs to unleash their creativity and innovation and help transform the continent’s agriculture sector. This year’s competition themed “Unleash your Innovation,” resonated deeply with the entrepreneurs who demonstrated how technology can be harnessed to drive sustainability, improve productivity, and uplift communities.

Pitch AgriHack 2023 was jointly organized by the African Food Systems Forum (AGRF), Heifer International, and Generation Africa. This year participants and supporters witnessed an impressive showcase of innovation. The competition underscored the power of technology-driven solutions in addressing pressing challenges across the agricultural value chain. Awarding a total prize pool of USD 45,000, the competition recognized and celebrated the brilliance of young minds that are reshaping the future of African agriculture.

The winners were crowned at the Youth Innovation Awards on the final day of The Africa Food Systems Forum hosted at the Julius Nyerere ICC, in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.