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How To Start a Profitable Garri Processing Business

Garri is one of the most consumed staple foods in Nigeria and West Africa and Nigeria is also the largest producer and consumer in the world. The demand for garri in Nigeria is put at 1 million tons annually but the supply is just 250,000 which is a gap of 750,000 tons and that means …

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The UN Capital Development Fund (UNCDF) Challenge 2021 for Agritech Startups

The UN Capital Development Fund (UNCDF), in partnership with Atal Innovation Mission, NITI Aayog (Govt. of India); Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation; Rabo Foundation; International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD); and Bayer, is launching an innovation platform to enable the cross-border exchange of innovations, insights and investments. The first initiative of the Platform is the Agritech Challenge (‘Programme’), with a focus …

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Apply for the USAID/Nigeria COVID-19 Food Security Challenge (Win up to $150,000 grant)

Nigeria is currently facing a food security crisis that is compounded by the COVID-19 global pandemic and its effects on the food value chain in the country. The pandemic has significantly disrupted already fragile value chains across the country, including people’s ability to produce, process, and distribute food. The disruption to agricultural productivity and markets …

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Seedstars/Shell Foundation Energy, Mobility and Agriculture Innovation program 2020 for Early-stage Startups

Seedstars and Shell Foundation have joined forces to look for sustainable, scalable and innovative working towards access to energy, sustainable agriculture* and mobility. The objective of this program is to support, catalyse and train early-stage (seed) tech startups addressing challenges related to access to energy (household energy, energy for business, energy nexus), sustainable agriculture (value chain innovations improving access …

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Apply for Green Agribusiness Fund (GAF) 2020 for Agribusiness Initiatives in Nigeria

The Green Agribusiness Fund is designed to invest in agribusiness initiatives/companies that are deemed socially responsible in their business dealings in various parts of Africa. These businesses must be owned by young Africans who are living in Africa. The focus is to raise the next generation of agric entrepreneurs that will lead to great initiatives …

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From Maggots to Millions!! Get Trained to make Millions of Dollars Farming Maggots

Do you think of millions of dollars when you see maggots? Yes, maggots, those ugly looking insect that may make you want to vomit. Few entrepreneurs in Africa are tapping into this multi-million-dollar idea. This article will show why it’s a multi-million-dollar idea and  how you can get trained in maggot farming. Maggots or larva …

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The GIZ Agricultural Innovation Challenge Fund 2020 for achieving SDG2

The global community has set itself the goal to end hunger by 2030. To achieve this, agriculture must become more efficient and sustainable along the entire value chain. Current approaches are not sufficient to achieve this. Practicable and regionally adapted innovations are needed. The Agricultural Innovation Fund aims to promote these. Apply now with your …

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Kratom industry is all set to cross the $22 billion mark in future

Kratom is a controversial herb that grows in Southeast Asia and very often secures an infamous place in the news. People who use kratom claim it has several medical benefits for the body. However, medical research shies away from paddling kratom as a drug to be used for recreational purposes. Kratom has a long history …

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IITA Youth Agripreneurs ENABLE-TAAT Youth Incubation Programme 2019

Call for application from interested young people in Oyo, Abuja, Imo and Onne to participate in the 3 months incubation program organized for youths in the production, value addition, entrepreneurship, business plan development, and marketing skills in Cassava, Orange Fleshed Sweet Potato (OFSP), Aquaculture, Maize and Poultry. The incubation program organized by the ENABLE-TAAT compact, …

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Are You a Farmer? Here’s How You Can Access up to $1m Loan

The International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) has launched a multi-million euro fund which provides loans and equity investments for rural small and medium scale enterprises (SMEs), farmers’ organisations, agricultural entrepreneurs and rural financial institutions across the globe. The agribusiness capital (ABC) fund launched during IFAD’s annual general council meeting in Rome, Italy, seeks to mobilise …

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