Youth Innovation Network (GYIN)-Gambia chapter; one of the country’s registered
youth organisations have staged their 2nd edition of Rural Youth Award for
rural youth at Chamen, North Bank Region.
The award was organised under the theme: Linking stakeholders in the agricultural value chain from field to mouth – Increasing food production processing and marketing to provide decent jobs for rural youth.”
The award was aimed at identifying, promoting and elevating young entrepreneurs and farmers who are using innovation, passion and commitment to change their lives and by extension contribute to the development of their communities.
The day began with an experience sharing session between the organization’s trained-mentors and the award nominees. The mentors advised them to be creative and to capitalise on their comparative advantages to hoist their businesses.
Twenty-five rural youth were nominated but 10 were awarded. Below is a list of the winners.
Young Entrepreneur of the Year - Musa Jaiteh of Farafenni, North Bank Region.
Young Agribusiness of the Year - Hatabou Jaiteh of Kartong, West Coast Region.
Best Packaging and Labelling of Products of the Year - Lamin Keita of Tendaba, Lower River Region.
Young Business Idea of the Year - Mamud Ndow of Farafenni, North Bank Region.
Young Emerging Business of the Year - Omar Trawally of Kerr Biram, North Bank Region.
Young Commercial Farmer of the Year - Hatta Boye of Boiram, Central River Region.
Young Business Innovation of the Year - Alfu M. Sarr of Ndofan, North Bank Region.
Winners of each category grabbed D25, 000, 1st runner up D20, 000 and 2nd runner up D15, 000