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The Milken-Motsepe Prize in AgriTech

The inaugural Milken-Motsepe Prize focused on accelerating progress towards Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) 1 and 2: no poverty and zero hunger. The Milken-Motsepe Prize in AgriTech was a global competition for innovative solutions to increase economic value to farmers, from seed to sale.

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Sixty percent of the African population is employed in agriculture, with more than 80% of all output produced by small-scale farms.
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Agricultural productivity growth in Africa is about half that seen in other emerging economies.
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Up to 40% of food produced by smallholder farmers in Africa is lost between harvest and consumption.

How to Win

Competition Rounds


Winning teams increased net economic value to small and medium-sized farms by:

The Judges

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Wambui Chege​

Board Director, Independent Consultant


Tshilidzi Marwala headshot

Dr. Tshilidzi Marwala

Vice-Chancellor and Principal, University of Johannesburg


Tracey McCabe

Tracey McCabe

President & CEO, Federal Farm Credit Banks Funding Corporation
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Dr. Richard Mkandawire

Director, Alliance for African Partnership, Michigan State University


Isis Nyong’o Madison

Principal, Asphalt & Ink


Who We Work With

Prize Timeline

Milken-Motsepe Agritech Prize timeline

Prize Benefits

Many entrepreneurs lack the information and tools they need to bring their invention to life. In addition to the chance to win cash prizes, the Milken-Motsepe Innovation Prize program provides a rich set of opportunities for entrepreneurs.

Online Community

Simply complete the free prize registration process and you will join an online community of other entrepreneurs. The prize portal will give you access to:

Certificate Program

Finalist teams will participate in a tuition-free, experiential learning program offered by Global Innovation Catalyst (GIC) in collaboration with Stanford Online.  The GIC Innovation Execution (iX) program features the entire course content from Stanford’s Idea-to-Market entrepreneurship program. Teams will receive:

Winners Circle

Winning teams will join the Milken Institute Winners Circle following prize completion, with access to: