We are so thrilled to announce the Finalists for the 2021 GIZ Women in Agribusiness Awards! These Awards recognise and shine a light on the outstanding achievements of women in agribusiness.

The judges were faced with an overwhelming number of outstanding nominations. With vigour, dedication and a good deal of passionate discussion, they worked tirelessly to select these finalists. There are five finalists in each of the categories.

And Now…..The Finalists!

Role Model Excellence Award

This eminent award recognises an Agribusiness leader  who has been an effective role model to other women in the industry. The judges are looking for leadership and agribusiness achievements, as well as examples of being a role model and inspiring other women to succeed in African Agribusiness.

Sustainable Green Innovation Award

Climate Change is one of the major challenges facing the world today. This Award recognises an Agribusiness/individual that has an innovative eco-friendly approach which promotes biodiversity, protects the climate and environment, restores or preserve land and water for use for future generations.

AgTech Innovation Award

This award recognises a female providing solutions in the Agribusiness value chain through technology. This technology can be a mobile app, web, software, electronic device or machinery that increases crop yield, forecasts weather, improves animal health, reduces waste, connects buyers to sellers, crowd-funds or improves scalability.

Dare To Defy Award

This award recognises a female who has been able to challenge the odds to make significant impact thought to be impossible. An individual who has been able to overcome limitations such as inadequate access to finance, training, stigmatisation, disability, economic hardship to running a successful agribusiness.

Covid-19 Resilience Award

The impact of the global pandemic on women-led agribusinesses throughout 2020 has been unprecedented. This award recognises a female who has overcome the challenges Covid-19 presented her business with and is back strongly on the path to success. An individual who has shown resilience in the face of adversity and how she has managed to get back on track to achieve growth.