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Stories from the Field: Milken Motsepe Prize in AgriTech

Stories from the Field
Milken-Motsepe Prize in AgriTech


The Milken-Motsepe Prize in AgriTech is a 2-year, $2 million prize competition for innovative solutions to increase economic value to farmers in Africa. Responding to a global call for applications, more than 3,000 teams from around the world entered the competition in 2021. Twenty-five finalists, representing 17 countries from around the world had one year to demonstrate the effectiveness of their ideas in field tests on small and medium-sized farms in Africa. In addition to receiving $10,000 and a variety of special benefits, finalists competed for the $1 million Grand Prize, which was announced at the Milken Institute Global Conference in May 2023. 
In this Stories from the Field interview series, Milken-Motsepe Prize in AgriTech Finalists reflected on their entrepreneurial paths, and the inspiration and motivation behind their innovations.