Compete for a chance to win a share of $20,000 in the AYuTe Nigeria Challenge.
The AYuTe Africa Challenge Nigeria is a business development program launched by Heifer International and managed by Enactus Nigeria to identify, nurture, and support innovative, relevant, and technology-driven agric-centric enterprises as they grow, scale, and thrive.
Candidates must be early-stage or growth-stage youth-led agritech businesses/companies with innovative solutions that have a large impact on smallholder farmers.
- Be aged 18-35 by the closing day of submission to the AYuTe Nigeria challenge
- Be a youth with innovative ideas focusing on the agriculture sector
- Have ideas that are proven to solve social problems and are implementable, technically feasible, economically sound (affordable), and environmentally smart (eco-friendly)
- Hold Nigerian nationality with official ID (national identity card, international passport, or permanent voters’ card)
- Produce financial statements for the venture
- Be the founder or co-founder of the enterprise represented in the competition and play an active role in its operations and leadership
- Have no criminal record related to corruption, tax evasion, financial impropriety, felony or other offences
- Have the potential for partnership and collaboration with other actors/stakeholders
The company must have:
- Been registered/incorporated with the relevant government agencies in Nigeria
- The ability to scale and impact a large number of smallholder farmers, including recorded evidence of demonstrated impact on smallholder farmers’ revenue and/or operations
- The potential for job creation and poverty reduction
- Alignment with relevant national policies and international treaties (e.g., SDGs)
- An identifiable technological innovation that addresses the following problems for smallholder farmers:
- Smallholder farmer productivity
- Smallholder farmer income
- Labour intensiveness of operations
- Access to information
- Strong competitive advantage
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The application period will be open from 17 August to 16 September, 2022, by 5pm WAT.
NOTE: You are required to follow us on social media @heifernigeria and @AyuteAfrica
This application form can be accessed in two ways: Web and App.
To access the form, follow the links provided below.
Applicants will receive a confirmation message for their application after submission by email/SMS.
Any queries? Please contact [email protected]
The deadline for application is 16 Sptember 2022