AGCO launches video contest for next AGCO Africa Ambassador

Young African entrepreneurs are called to participate

AGCO (NYSE: AGCO), a global leader in the design, manufacture and distribution of agricultural machinery and solutions, just launched its annual video contest for the next AGCO Africa Ambassador. The company calls young African entrepreneurs with sustainable agribusiness concepts or innovative ideas that could help to develop the agricultural sector in Africa in an inclusive way. The winner of the video contest will become the next AGCO Africa Ambassador and represent African youth as the host of the fifth AGCO Africa Summit “Agribusiness in Africa – Inclusive and Sustainable Growth” which will take place in Berlin, Germany, on January 18, 2016.

As well as hosting the AGCO Africa Summit (, the next AGCO Ambassador will further represent AGCO at the International Green Week trade show (January 15 – 24, 2016) in Berlin, Germany, and at several other events. The contest runs from August 28 to October 30, 2015. Winners will be announced on November 27, 2015. Entrants are asked to create a video of themselves outlining their original business idea for inclusive and sustainable growth in Africa and explaining why they should become the next AGCO Africa Ambassador. Entrants can post their video on the AGCO Africa Ambassador Facebook page (, on the AGCO Africa Ambassador Twitter channel ( or email it to info(at)

AGCO has created the AGCO Africa Summit as a platform for international dialogue promoting agricultural development and mechanisation in Africa. This year the Summit emphasizes sustainable and inclusive agriculture. The Summit invites experts to discuss the challenges of feeding the world and to propose solutions for improving agriculture and related value chain businesses throughout Africa. Presidents and Ministers of African nations, Economists, Academia, NGOs and Executives of Multinational
companies join the conference in Berlin every year to discuss Africa’s significant role in addressing global food security.

For more information on the contest and the rules visit

AGCO (NYSE: AGCO) is a global leader in the design, manufacture and distribution of agricultural equipment. AGCO supports more productive farming through a full line of tractors, combines, hay tools, sprayers, forage equipment, grain storage and protein production systems, seeding and tillage implements and replacement parts. AGCO products are sold through five core equipment brands, Challenger®, Fendt®, GSI®, Massey Ferguson® and Valtra® and are distributed globally through a combination of approximately 3,100 independent dealers and distributors in more than 140 countries. Founded in 1990, AGCO is headquartered in Duluth, GA, USA. In 2014, AGCO had net sales of $9.7 billion. For more information, visit For company news, information and events, please follow us on Twitter: @AGCOCorp. For financial news on Twitter, please follow the hashtag #AGCOIR.

Source: AGCO

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