Pierre Castel Prize 2024 Supporting Agriculture and Agri-Food Entrepreneurship (Prize: €10,000 – €15,000)

Pierre Castel Prize 2024 Supporting Agriculture and Agri-Food Entrepreneurship

Deadline: 15th April, 2024.

The Pierre Castel Fund and its partners Castel El Djazaïr, Brakina, Boissons du Cameroun, Solibra, Star and Bracongo SA, are organizing the 7th edition of the PIERRE CASTEL PRIZE, from March 1 to July 10, 2024.

Pierre Castel Prize 2024 Supporting Agriculture and Agri-Food Entrepreneurship6 African countries are involved in this edition: Algeria, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Ivory Coast, Madagascar, Democratic Republic of Congo.

The prizes awarded in this competition aim to promote the growth of the selected companies and increase their impact within the value chains. These awards also aim to promote the development of entrepreneurs’ skills, to facilitate and encourage knowledge sharing, and to stimulate the creation of pan-African synergies.


  • 1st winners: €15,000, a sponsorship and a coaching program
  • 2nd winners: €10,000, a coaching program
  • Finalists: Access to entrepreneurial training courses leading to certification in e-learning with the Geneva International Trade Centre (ITC) and participation in the Young Hopefuls Award – For sustainable agriculture and food


  • You are an agricultural entrepreneur;
  • You are between 18 and 45 years old;
  • You are a national of one of the countries concerned by this edition and you reside there;
  • Your business exists legally and has been in operation for at least one year;
  • You have a development project that includes a measurable social, economic and environmental impact on your ecosystem.

Application Documents

  • Application Form*
  • Presentation file*
  • CV
  • Copy of your ID (passport recommended)
  • Balance sheet or operating account for the financial year 2023
  • Official document certifying the legal existence of your company

(*) The application form and presentation file are available on the registration platform for the 2024 Pierre Castel Prize.

For more information and application.


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