A day in the life of KIC Agritechies

(Training session with Mr. Ken Kanyagui)

On Thursday 25th May was the African Union (AU) day,  as Ghana and the continent marked its AU day, the enormously motivated team of KIC Agritechies continued to make major strides on their way to building sustainable innovative agribusinesses. The young visionaries prepared for their second pitch on 30th May as resource persons drilled them on their business models and innovative ideas. Currently, there are about 11 Teams still on the road to the final pitch deck. We have AgroInnova, Agro Seal, Agro Link, All Farm services, Complete Farmer, FarmIT, JLS agricultural services, Keros-Krachi, Rent-a-Farm Gh, Trace Gh, and team unlimited.

The occasion was graced by the chief mentors and great motivators (Mr. Benjamin Kesse, Anand and Dipika from DAI), Mr. Ken Kanyagui, CEO and founder of Nunya foods in Ghana. Nunya farms are the largest producers of groundnut in the West African region with over ten thousand acres of groundnut farms throughout Ghana. They produce to meet the demands of the local market as well as the large available export market.

Mr Ken is an African visionary who was educated in MIT where he had a Masters in Engineering in Logistics and Supply Chain Management. His passion and ambition for the continent’s huge Agricultural potential is awe-inspiring, whilst at MIT, he had a full startup company, he also was a pioneer of the e-commerce business in Ghana. Before MIT, Mr. Ken went to PRESEC boys secondary school in Ghana, he also went to Colombian business school, where he attained a bachelor’s degree in finance.

His big-picture approach inspired the young entrepreneurs to look beyond Ghana and target the continent and the world at large as they build innovative agribusinesses. He spelled out the numerous opportunities that remained untapped in the agricultural value chain. He alluded to this simply by saying “All the money you could ever make is in the bush”.

He reiterated that the youth must be passionate about agriculture and see it as huge commercially viable businesses and not just pay lip-service, he is also ready to support any KIC agripreneur who has a viable business in the consumer value chain in Agriculture in Ghana. He finally stated that before he started his groundnut production business, he had already made contractual agreements before planting a single nut, had aggregators in the value chain ready to but the products.

#Sanchu | #AfricanBro

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  1. African Bro

    May 28, 2017 at 4:05 pm

    Great piece.

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