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.
- Make agribusiness attractive
- Reduce youth unemployment
- Drive youth engagement in Agriculture.
- Youth Development
- Train and Empower youth in agro-practices
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.
Dateline for Submission – 12 March 2022
Visit the official website for more details