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Everlyne is a member and champion of the prestigious African women in the agribusiness network (AWAN-AFRIKA). She is the Founder and Executive Director of Evico Services Limited, an independent center that facilitates Next generation Entrepreneurship that blends creativity, innovation, engineering, product design and leverages emerging technologies to evolve out of the box application in Africa.
Everlyne supports the creation of wealth for smallholder farmers and value chain actors through technology, rural agricultural transformational skill and access to markets in Uganda and the African continent. Everlyne holds a Master in Business Administration and Entrepreneurship, Bachelors in Entrepreneurship and Small Business management from Makerere University School of Business.
Everlyne Achieno believes that the future of Entrepreneurship in Agriculture on the continent lies in involving the youth in Agriculture, “The youth must be trained in agricultural activities, in different value chains, agriculture is wide, it does not mean that they should all be involved directly in farming but they can also play a part in in supplying tools and equipment to farmers, supply seed and other agro inputs. These are value chains where youth can play an important role in Agricultural value chains.”
She has over 20 years’ experience in the implementation of development programs and projects focusing on Entrepreneurship development, agricultural value chain development, farm enterprise development, business linkage establishment, partnership development and integration. She has participated in different Entrepreneurship programs such as; Ignite Africa Program, Africa Women Entrepreneurship Cooperative (AWEC). Everlyne also provides consultancy services to different development agencies including Kilimo Trust East Africa, SNV- Uganda, World Vision Uganda, Plan International-Uganda, Child fund International.
Everlyne believes that for the African Agricultural sector to transform there is need for adoption of new technologies in the agricultural sectors, during production and post harvest, promotion of g-processing equipment for value addition to meet the export prices and quality. There is need to embrace modern production tools and machinery, modern post-harvest equipments that can ensure good quality standards in agricultural produce in Africa.