Africa-UK AgriFood Innovation Mission Week 2 Project Pitch Winner: ‘The East Africa Agri Growth Hub’

Participants of the second Africa-UK AgriFood Pitch Competition voted project presentation ‘The East Africa Agri Growth Hub’ as the winning pitch!

Posted on: 01/07/2020

Participants of the second Africa-UK AgriFood Pitch Competition voted project presentation ‘The East Africa Agri Growth Hub’ as the winning pitch!

Andrew Ritchie, Managing Director, Agri Frontier, presented his project pitch for ‘The East Africa Agri Growth Hub’ during the second week of the Africa-UK AgriFood Innovation Mission.

What is The East African Agri Growth Hub and how can it help?

Agri Frontier‘s East African Agri Growth Hub was the winning pitch at the Africa-UK AgriFood Innovation Mission 2020 (East Africa) as voted by delegates who attended the webinar. The virtual mission, brought by KTN and Innovate UK are the next stage in the delivery of the GCRF AgriFood Africa programme.



The Agri Growth Hub, to be based in Nairobi, consists of a co-working space, an accelerator program and grant funding support intended for the ‘missing middle’ SMEs in Kenya, Tanzania, Rwanda, Uganda and Malawi.

The hub will also provide:

  • access to financing
  • providing entrepreneurial and financial training
  • technical agronomy training through our Kenyan partner Crop Nutrition Laboratory Services
  • boosting SMEs value chain technical advisory (TA) and business development services (BDS) not only with profitability in mind, but with a focus on local economic growth, gender equality, governance and human rights.
  • providing strategy and partnership connections to increase efficacy and sustainable growth

This is a Farm491 and Agri Frontier initiative.

Agri Frontier is an agri investment and agri-business advisory firm specialised in helping create world class farming and integrated agribusinesses across the value chain, with a focus on frontier markets, particularly Africa. It supports agri-businesses and investors through their offices in the UK, Kenya and network of consultants across Tanzania, Malawi and Uganda.

Set up in 2014, Agri Frontier help businesses find new partners and markets in Africa, development of strategy and business plans specific to the African context, conduct feasibility studies for a variety of crops and agri ventures, assist businesses to become ‘investment ready’ to raise finance and conduct commercial due diligence and merger and acquisition support. Agri Frontier value professionalism, with a down-to-earth approach.

Their Partners include Farm491, Cropnuts Ltd, Farm Concern International and AHL Venture Partners.

Andrew Ritchie presented during Week 2 of the Africa-UK AgriFood Virtual Mission. Download Agri Frontier’s Project Pitch here.

Recordings are available for Week 1, 2 and 3 on the GCRF AgriFood Programme Page here. You can also find out more information and register for Week 4 here and you can watch Andrew’s pitch in the video presentation below.

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Africa-UK AgriFood Innovation Mission – Week 2 Pitch Competition: Andrew Ritchie, Agri Frontier ‘The East African Agri Hub’.


Call for Partners

If you would like to contact Agri Frontier for collaboration opportunities, please do so using the details below.

Andrew Ritchie


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