BATN farmers for the future grant

BATN Foundation Farmers for the Future Grant

The Farmers for the Future (F4F) Grant is an agricultural entrepreneurship grant aimed to provide equity-free finance and other associated support to young people with viable Agri-Firms as they scale their businesses.

The project is an initiative developed and sponsored by the British American Tobacco Nigeria Foundation (BATNF) in partnership with NYSC and implemented by Fate Foundation. It is targeted at currently serving National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) members – as part of BATNF’s drive to encourage and support the youth in sustainable agriculture.

Program Objectives

  • Make agribusiness attractive
  • Reduce youth unemployment
  • Drive youth engagement in Agriculture.
  • Youth Development
  • Train and Empower youth in agro-practices

Program Benefits

Participants will have access to N16 million in cash and business support

  • 1st Price – N3 million
  • 2nd Price – N2 million
  • 3rd Price – N1 million

Other Benefits Includes:

Linkage to financial institutions and investors for follow-on financing and/or credit facilities


Winners will get technical support to establish their agribusiness


Participation in an intensive “Think-through-your-business” boot camp


Mentorship under seasoned entreprenuers and Agric Experts


Membership of the F4F alumni network


Participation in other partner-drive training programs


Support with business registration & other legal & regulatory requirements

Stages of Competition

Stage 1 – Submit your Application

The online application portal will be available for you to send in your applications

Stage 2 – Virtual Bootcamp

20 Selected businesses will go through a rigorous virtual bootcamp where they will refine their business thesis and build a compelling pitch.ts.

Stage 3 – Pitch Event & Award

Stage 4 –  Mentorship

The 3 Winners will be given financing to execute, strengthen, advance and scale their businesses under the guidance of seasoned mentors. They will also be connected to the relevant networks they require to make progress

Stage 5 – Join The Farmers For The Future Alumni

Continue to enjoy exclusive access to expert mentorship, insider opportunities and a robust support network that will open doors to follow on financing, new markets, etc.

Application Process

Dateline for Submission – 12 March 2022

Click here to apply online

Visit the official website for more details

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