Jaguza Tech, the makers of the agricultural Jaguza livestock app were among the 7 young agricultural entrepreneurs that were awarded on Friday 6th September for digital innovations during the closing plenary at the African Green Revolution Forum (AGRF) in Accra.
Jaguza Tech was awarded as the best mature stage start-up and scooped €15,000, (Shs 67.5m), followed by Arinifu Technologies, Kenya (€12,500).
The other winners included Profish, Ghana, the early stage start-ups (€7,500) followed by Savanna Circuit Tech, Kenya (€5,000)). Trackball Global Technologies Nigeria was given the public choice award (€5,000) while the Data Analytics Award went to Foodlocker Limited, Nigeria (€10,000) and the GreenTec award to TechShelta Company Ltd, Ghana (€5,000).
The African Green Revolution Forum (AGRF) organized by the Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation (CTA) is a platform for global and African leaders to develop actionable plans that will move African agriculture forward.
This year’s forum that took place from 3rd to 6th was held under the theme; “Grow Digital: Leveraging digital transformation to drive sustainable food systems in Africa.”
Commenting on the award, the CEO and founder of Jaguza Livestock App, Katamba Ronald said; “I want to thank the organisers of the awards and the entire Jaguza Team for this great achievement. We shall continue to improve livestock production and strengthen food security to all African smallholder and large scale farmers, with the new improvements in our application.”
Speaking at the awarding ceremony, Michael Hailu, Director, CTA said; “It’s a rewarding legacy for CTA, which has pioneered support for digital entrepreneurship among young people in the agricultural sector. Through Pitch AgriHack we have discovered self-taught youngsters, who are full of ideas and determination, and who are providing answers to some of Africa’s persistent challenges.”
Jaguza livestock App is an artificial intelligent and computer vision system (IOT), mobile (android, windows, IOS) as well as SMS and USSD enabled system and web that aims at improving livestock production in Uganda, Africa as a continent by providing a cattle monitoring tool that can be used in disease detection, safety of the animals among other functions