2SCALE presents: aya

Supporting female agribusiness entrepreneurs to succeed

About aya


Are you a female agribusiness entrepreneur? You have come to the right place.

Aya is a 6-month entrepreneurship track for women in agribusiness in Africa. Women often have to fight an uphill battle when it comes to being a successful entrepreneur especially in the often male dominated food and agricultural sector. Going through 3 phases, aya aims to provide inspiration, training and connection that results in improved and professionalized business models of female agri-entrepreneurs.

Get inspired: Through sharing stories, successes, failures, articles and more of already successful female agribusiness entrepreneurs on our website and via our social media channels we hope to inspire other women to persist in making their agribusiness successful.

Get trained: In October 2018 we trained 45 female entrepreneurs in Ghana. In October and November 2019 we will train 50 female entrepreneurs in Ethiopia. In our trainings we encourage female entrepreneurs to have a closer look at their business model using our own business model canvas tools, specially targeting women in agribusiness. The tools will take you through topics like customer focused value propositions, finance, pitching and more.

Get connected: In our trainings we will link you with already successful female agribusiness entrepreneurs to learn the tricks of the trade and get the roadmap you need towards success. But more importantly: we link female entrepreneurs to each other through online mentor groups so they can keep on dreaming, doing and persisting together.

Get inspired


Learn from: Catherine Krobo-Edusei

Learn from: Catherine Krobo-Edusei

CEO of Eden Tree Limited, Ghana “Overcome the fear and don't let it stop you - Fear in itself will not result in anything positive.”

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Learn From: Charity Akortia

Learn From: Charity Akortia

Founder and CEO, Green Wealth Farm, Ghana “Be good to your staff, provide good benefits and amenities. Additionally, take your sales and marketing seriously”.

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Learn from: Elizabeth Gikebe

Learn from: Elizabeth Gikebe

Founder of Mhogo Foods, Kenya. 2SCALE business champion “It doesn't matter where you come from, or your money or background, you can just do it. Especially if your purpose is not just for you, but also for the community”

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Learn from: Faustina Amoah

Learn from: Faustina Amoah

Founder, High & Mighty Farms, Ghana. “Set your targets and plan accordingly. Save your money and learn to manage your finances well ‘...’ every little something helps”

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Learn from: Harriet Roberta Osei

Learn from: Harriet Roberta Osei

Co-Director, Oserby Unique Ventures, Ghana “Seek advice from those who are experienced and can offer the support you need.”

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Learn from: Janet Gyimah-Kessie

Learn from: Janet Gyimah-Kessie

CEO & Founder of Josma Agro Industries, Ghana. “Keep praying and remain optimistic, hopeful that things will work, be positive minded and work hard. As far as fear of failing, do not entertain the idea or listen to those who talk about your business not succeeding.”

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Learn from: Ndidi Nwuneli

Learn from: Ndidi Nwuneli

Co-Founder of AACE Foods, Nigeria - 2SCALE business champion “To be recognized as an equal and receive your fair share of the income and profits that you generate, you must commit to excellence in every aspect of your operations and manage your time and resources effectively. You must put in your best and ensure that your voice is heard, loud and clear. You must never use your role as a wife, mother, sister, or daughter, as an excuse for underperformance.”

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Learn from: Ruth Kinoti

Learn from: Ruth Kinoti

CEO & Founder of Shalem Investments, Kenya. 2SCALE business champion “Get the right business idea and then never ever give up.”

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3 reasons why aya targets female entrepreneurs

3 reasons why aya targets female entrepreneurs

Although one third of all businesses across the globe are owned by women, there is still a long way to go to ensure female entrepreneurs have the same prospects as their male counterparts.

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How to convince banks you are up to the task

How to convince banks you are up to the task

Watch Managing Director and CEO Yemisi Iranloye share her story on how she secured finance for her casava processing business in Nigeria.

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Webinar


aya webinar

On the 6th of September 2018, the aya webinar was live! With more than 400 registrants and inspiring stories being shared by 8 female agribusiness champions, the webinar was a great success! Access the video and the slides here.

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Standing on the shoulders of female champions

Aya is part of 2SCALE, an incubator program that manages a portfolio of public-private partnerships (PPPs) for inclusive business in agri-food sectors and industries. 2SCALE offers a range of support services to its business champions (SMEs and farmer groups) and partners, enabling them to produce, transform and supply quality food products. These products go to local and regional markets, including to base of the pyramid consumers. Aya builds on top of the experience of female business champions throughout Africa and wishes to share their knowledge through this 6-month female entrepreneurship track.

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Get trained: improve your agribusiness and connect to other female entrepreneurs

Join one of our 2-day trainings in Ethiopia in which you improve your business model and connect to other female agribusiness entrepreneurs. The training will increase your confidence and skills in becoming a successful agribusiness entrepreneur. After the aya training, participants leave with a first draft of your improved business model and an action plan for implementation. During the training, female business champions will be present to provide advice and share experiences.


  • Date: 4-11-2019 09:00 AM - 15-11-2019 05:00 PM
  • Location: Ethiopia (Map)

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Contact


  • Axum Building 2nd Floor Office #209 & #210 Addis Ababa, Ethiopia