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Fahad Awadh, Founder of YYTZ Agro-Processing

Fahad is a young entrepreneur from Tanzania. He is the founder of YYTZ Agro-Processing; they are building an inclusive cashew nut value chain by working with rural cashew farmers and women processing groups to help them add value to their own crop and earn more income. YYTZ provides GAP, food safety training in addition to financial literacy and business skills training for their farmer groups. By integrating them in the cashew value chain, the farmers are able to earn more from their crop. By empowering farmers, YYTZ can help alleviate poverty in rural Tanzania. YYTZ’s flagship facility is located in Zanzibar, with a processing capacity of 2,500MT per annum.

Fahad is passionate about enabling young Africans to add value and create finished products, ensuring that value remains in Africa.

Fahad has been a featured speaker at many conferences all over the world. Fahad was named by Forbes’ as one of the 30 Most Promising Young Entrepreneurs in Africa for 2017 & 2018. Fahad was named one of the 100 Most Influential People of African Descent in 2018. Fahad is an African Cashew Alliance Ambassador for Tanzania. Fahad won the inaugural Best Young SME in Agriculture award at the AfDB Africa Investment Forum in Johannesburg in Nov 2018.

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