Top Six (6): AGEA Business Idea Competition 2021

After the assessment of the ideas submitted to through our Innolytics Platform for the AGEA Business Idea Competition 2021, here are the Top Six highly rated ideas and teams. The ideas were submitted by participants from Ghana, Namibia, Nigeria, South African and Uganda. 

Click on the links blow for brief information of the ideas and teams. The pitch videos are available in the video link of the final event held on 07 December 2021. 

Producing effective natural insecticides using natural ingredients such as Neem extracts to mitigate Fall Armyworm invasion and other pests in Africa.


  • Francis Adjei (Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, KNUST) 
  • Prince Ebo (Food and Drugs Authority) 
  • Samuel Kofi Tulashie (University of Cape Coast)

Country: Ghana

The business idea is to develop further a mobile application named PLANTLIFE for plant disease detection in agriculture crops. This application’s main users will be various growers at different production levels (large scale, smallholder farmers, urban growers and scientists) to reliably detect diseases and pests affecting crop plants.


  • Blessing K. Sibanda (Namibia University of Science and Technology) 
  • Josephine T. Pasipanodya (Namibia University of Science and Technology) 
  • Lonnie S. Matsa (Namibia University of Science and Technology)

Country: Namibia

The business idea focuses on alternative feed and additives to improve monogastric animal health and growth performance.


  • Akinlolu Oluwafemi Ayeni  (Federal University of Technology Akure)
  • Israel Gem Obadare (Federal University of Technology Akure)
  • Sarah Imoleayo Olateju (Federal University of Technology Akure)

Country: Nigeria

eTrash2Cash is a social enterprise that helps people to exchange waste for attractive cash incentives. The waste collected is then reprocessed and recycled into sustainable and reusable raw materials or products, e.g. plastic pellets and trash bags.


  • Muhammad Salisu Abdullahi (Bauchi State University)
  • Chiroma Hassan (Bauchi State University)
  • Khadija Al-Noor (Bauchi State University)

Country: Nigeria

Manufacturing a biological product called Afrobacteria capable of purifying wastewater and providing services to maintain equipment for agricultural purposes.


  • Armand Aime Eroko Zintchem (University of South Africa)
  • Celia Muzeza (University of South Africa)

Country: South Africa

The business idea is about producing rice flour – REALNUTRI rice – with essential nutrients by mixing it with appropriate amounts of Rastrineobola argentea (Mukene), mushroom and pumpkin seeds.


  • Grace Asiyo Ssanyu (Kyambogo University)
  • Marvious Kiwanuka (Kyambogo University)
  • Michael Bamuwamye (Kyambogo University)

Country: Uganda