Scaling Food Systems Innovations by Youths for Healthy Diets

Partners Against Hunger with Youths and Women as drivers of Food and Nutrition

Are you a Kenyan Youth passionate about the food system? Join the Youth in Agribusiness Innovators’  Challenge for an opportunity to maximize the potential of your idea/innovation and/or enterprise in transforming the Food System.

About the Challenge

As part of the European Union Funded Healthy Diets 4 Africa Project, Food Security for Peace and Nutrition Africa (FSPN-Africa) is engaging youth innovators in leading Food System transformation in Kenya through the Youth in Agribusiness  Innovators’ Challenge. The main goal of the challenge is to empower, strengthen and shape innovations by youth in agriculture, food, and nutrition in an effort to position for scaling.

This initiative will provide a platform for young people to improve their capacities through mentorship and linkages to partners,  experts and key resources to support the adoption of best approaches to improve innovations for food and nutrition security that are sustainable and scalable.


  • Submit your ideainnovations enterprise by filling in this form
  • Upload 1-2 minute video  showing how your innovationssolution works

Innovation Eligibility

Solutions submitted to Youth in Agribusiness Innovators Challenge should:
1. Address a food system problem  in one or more  of these thematic areas:
  • Sustainable Innovations for crop production ( solutions that improve productivity while  managing natural resources such as water, and soil)
  • Urban and Peri-Urban Agriculture (solutions that provide healthy food by utilizing small spaces)
  • Value Addition( solutions/process/ techniques/enterprises  that  transform raw agricultural  products to new products)
  • Storage and Post Handling Innovations ( innovations that work to reduce food waste and losses
  2.   Focus on the following Value Chains
  • Vegetables ( Mushrooms, African Leafy Vegetables, Pumpkin and or Pumpkin Leaves)
  • Cereals (Finger Millet, Pearl Millet and/or Sorghum)
  • Tubers ( Cassava and/or Sweet potatoes)
  • Legumes (Pigeon Peas, green grams and/or  Beans)
  • Fruits ( Tree tomato, Guava, Baobab: any additional fruits are acceptable)
  3.  Have a presence in Nairobi and Makueni Counties in Kenya
  4. Clearly show novelty,  feasibility, and sustainability

Team Eligibility 

  • You can make  a submission  for your idea/innovation/enterprise as an individual or a team of not more than five
  •  All applicants and teams should not be more than 35 years of age.


Participants selected for the Young Food System Innovators will:
  1.   Networking and collaborating with Healthy Diets 4 Africa partners and participating teams.
  2.  Business/innovation and financial assessment for scaling support.
  3. Training, mentorship and expert feedback on position for scaling.
  4. Tailor-made matchmaking with industry actors for innovation/solution scaling.
  5. Successful  businesses/innovations  will be awarded grants  between USD 500-USD 1000


June 30, 2023
Organizer FSPN Africa
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Targets Africa
Agribusiness, Clean technology and energy, Environmental services, Utilities, Construction and manufacturing, Financial services, Accounting services, Adtech, Agritech, Artificial intelligence, Big data, Blockchain, Business services, Cloud solutions, Community water systems, Computer games, Computer software, Connectivity, Consulting and business development, Diversified services, E-commerce, E-learning, E-sports, EdTech, Enterprise software, Fintech, Food production, Furniture, Healthcare, HealthTech, Hygiene, ICT, Information technology, Internet, Internet of things (IoT), Media production, Sanitation, Water storage, Water, sanitation and hygiene
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