Apply For Green Agribusiness Fund (GAF) 2021 for Young Africans

Apply For Green Agribusiness Fund (GAF) 2021 for Young Africans: Green Agribusiness Fund (GAF) is pleased to announce to the general public, particularly to the participating Africa countries of the new agribusiness initiatives/companies that are deemed socially responsible in their business dealings in various parts of Africa.

Green Agribusiness Fund (GAF) is aimed at:

  • Investing in agribusiness initiatives/companies that are deemed socially responsible in their business dealings in various parts of Africa.
  • The focus is to raise the next generation of agric entrepreneurs that will lead great initiatives in agriculture and position agriculture in Africa on the path of decent jobs creation, food security, and improved living standards.
  • It only sponsors company owed by Africans in Africa
  • It also promotes agribusinesses focusing on priority aspects of agriculture such as post-harvest loss, climate-smart farming, urban farming, seed and soil improvement, precision farming, agtech, access to market, and agro commodity trading.

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Application Criteria For Green Agribusiness Fund (GAF) 2021

Business of applicants must be sustainable, financially viable and must be their authentic idea.

In a case where applicants have more than one business focus, only one of the business focuses should be presented

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Selected beneficiaries are not allowed to apply again in the future.

Green Agribusiness Fund (GAF) Africa Applicants must be between age of 20-35 at the time of application

Applicants must be an agricultural entrepreneur and business initiative must address the themes of the initiative.

Application must address reduction of young women’s unemployment within their communities.

Applicants in a partnership should apply together with their partners as one company.

Applicants in partnership must provide consent letter from partner(s).

Current employees or their families from JR Farms and affiliate/partner organizations are not eligible to apply.

Applicants must be willing to share equity stake for a period of 4 years.

Applications must be made in English or French

Applicant must be citizens or residents of Nigeria or Rwanda.

Applicant must live in Nigeria or Rwanda.

Applicant’s business must be registered and operational in Nigeria or Rwanda for at least one year

Selection Process:

3 entrepreneurs will be selected in Rwanda and 3 in Nigeria in the pilot phase.

Selected applicants must provide valid ID, business financial records (including bank statements and debt records) and documents that may be decided later,

Applicants who are not selected can reapply in the next cohort

Applications will be reviewed by independent selection committee made of experts in various selection criteria.

Applications will be judged based on sustainability, feasibility, financials, gender balance, scalability and entrepreneurial skills, growth mindset, ability to collaborate and attract resources and visionary while aligning with themes of the fund.

Application Process For Green Agribusiness Fund (GAF) 2021

Application and all supporting documents must be submitted online.

A confirmation email of the reception of the application will be sent to all applicants within 24 hours after submitting application.

Application is free, no fee is charged for the application.

Applications would be online only, but interviews could be organized with the 10 shortlisted candidates if needed.

Application Starts 1st July 2021

Deadline: 30th July 2021

How To Apply:

Click this link to APPLY

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