WAYA 2022

Women Agriprenuers of the Year Awards (WAYA 2022)

The VALUE4HER Women Agripreneurs of the Year Awards (WAYA) recognizes African female agripreneurs who have excelled in the agricultural value chains and have demonstrated remarkable innovation by contributing positively towards food security, climate resilience, women and youth empowerment. The awards aim to create visibility for successful women and promote them as positive role models, trigger innovation, and spur ambition among women agripreneurs.

WAYA 2022 TOP 15 Applicants

Young Female Agripreneur (Rising Star)

Recognizes high potential young females (below 35 years) demonstrating innovation and leadership in agribusiness.

Aline Gaju Germin8 Rwanda Ltd
Country: Rwanda
Edith Mpoto Nkhotakota Steadfast Cooperations for Youth
Country: Malawi
Fatou Manneh Jelmah Herbella
Country: The Gambia
Janef rances Nkiruka Ighosewe Something Lite Greek Yogurt
Country: Nigeria
Vanessa Aisha Limann Vanelim Enterprise
Country: Ghana
Outstanding Value Adding Enterprise

Recognizes female-owned agribusinesses that are increasing the economic value and/or consumer appeal to agricultural products.

Country: Nigeria
Dorah Kwamboka Momanyi iPop Africa Limited
Country: Kenya
Judith Marera Lanforce Trading (Pvt) Ltd
Country: Zimbabwe
Oluwaseun Sangoleye Baby Grubz
Country: Nigeria
Dr. Precious Awesome Awesome God Agro Allied Industries Limited
Country: Nigeria
Female Ag Tech Innovator

Recognizes female agripreneurs championing technological advancement in agribusiness.

Esther Irine Nell Pella Food Garden Cooperative
Country: South Africa
Ogola Lois Kange Smiley’z Mobile Kitchen Limited (Smiley’z Foods)
Country: Nigeria
Oluyemisi Iranloye Psaltry International Company Limited
Country: Nigeria
Susan Kahumbu Green Dreams Tech Ltd
Country: Kenya
Uwintwali Lilian MAHWI Tech
Country: Rwanda