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This year saw a record number of applicants involved in farming. While a panel of reviewers are still evaluating entries, here is a sample of some of the young applicants operating within the agriculture sector.
Africa’s top young entrepreneur shares what it was like to meet the Queen and his plans for his social enterprise.
“The reason why I am an entrepreneur is because I believe that entrepreneurship is a problem solving tool that can spur social, economic and environmental change within out continent.”
“My parents would always say: ‘Chi, your destiny is in your own hands – if you want to be somebody in life, make yourself useful.'”
Repurpose Schoolbags is an innovation made from ‘upcycled’ plastic shopping bags with built-in solar technology.
“It’s so sad and so serious that a common toothpick in my country has to be imported from other countries,” said Winifred Selby.
“Looking back, I’m happy my US visa was denied because it made me do something at home.”
“I want young people to change their thinking and not to believe that it is better overseas, because in the DRC and Africa there are more opportunities than anywhere else,” said Benedict Mundele, founder of Surprise Tropicale.
Sam Kodo was just seven when he started building his first robot that could both circumvent obstacles and interact with people. Now he is building low-cost PCs for Africa.
Tom Osborn has a humble manner about him, which is surprising since, at the age of 19, he has already been recognised as one of world’s top young entrepreneurs.