AGRIPRENEUR OF THE YEAR 2017 | Future Agro Challenge


The Future Agro Challenge Global Championships ends with a success! Claire Reid, founder of Reel Gardening located in South Africa, went home as the Agripreneur of the Year receiving a custom made package to support their next steps.

Reel Gardening has developed a unique seed system that can be grown into a vegetable or herb garden in nearly any climate. Reel Gardening pre-packages a paper strip with seeds and fertilizers so it can be easily planted at the correct depth and maintained. Find out more at

Modou Ns Njie, founder of Fresh Farm Online, wins the Audience Award applauded for successfully mobilizing his network and receiving the most audience awards online.  Farm Fresh is the first online fresh food and delivery service store in Gambia, making easy and timely access to fresh fruits and vegetables available.

Runners up were Carolina Medina, Founder of Agruppa based in Colombia. Agruppa leverages mobile technology to optimize the current fruit and vegetable supply chain between the farm and mom-and-pop shops in the city.

And Okello Gabriel,operations director of Green Heat Uganda Ltd headquartered in Uganda. Green Heat Uganda Ltd’s innovative slurry-separation system greatly reduces water demand. The system creates an easily managed fertilizer product while increasing gas production.

The five other finalists were SeedForward (Germany), LARBE AgroBusiness Project (Chad)Si-Technologies International B.V (India)., Nutrishake Andino (Peru),  aQysta BV (Netherlands),

Once again we would like to congratulate all 50 agripreneurs coming across 5 continents.  The inspiration and innovation of each of you should be well recognized.  More news on updates to come!