Aybar Engineering – Linking an innovative company with small holder farmers and with a research institute
About Aybar Engineering
Aybar Engineering PLC is an innovative company that was established to develop and manufacture improved and new agricultural machinery for smallholder farmers. The company was established in Ethiopia in 2006 and became fully operational in 2012. Over the last ten years, the company has invented a number of new and improved agricultural machinery for primary tillage, secondary tillage, planting and weeding operations, out of which more than 10 inventions have already been patented while others are pending.
How the RISA Fund grant will be used
The project aims at strengthening research and innovation by linking public researchers with private innovators and by establishing an innovator hub to support innovators. Aybar Engineering will link with smallholder farmers using profit motivated entities and train unemployed rural youth on the use of their innovations so that they can demonstrate and sell them to farmers, thereby creating jobs and sustainable business.
The project seeks to strengthen research and innovation by linking public researchers with private innovators and by establishing an innovator hub to support innovators.