Posted By in Business Opportunities
Posted 4 January 2018 at 02:49

Funding opportunity for young African Entrepreneurs-Tony Elumelu Entrepreneurship Programme 2018

Deadline: March 01st,  2018  

TONY ELUMELU FOUNDATION is now accepting applications for the 4th cycle of $100M entrepreneurship development programme.

Established in 2010, The Tony Elumelu Foundation (TEF) is the leading philanthropy in Africa championing entrepreneurship and entrepreneurs across the continent. The Foundation’s long-term investment in empowering African entrepreneurs is emblematic of Tony Elumelu’s philosophy of Africapitalism, which positions Africa’s private sector, and most importantly entrepreneurs, as the catalyst for the social and economic development of the continent. The Foundation’s flagship initiative, the TEF Entrepreneurship Programme, is a 10-year, $100 million commitment to identify, train mentor and fund 10,000 entrepreneurs, capable of changing the face of business across Africa.

Africa’s largest philanthropy supporting entrepreneur

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Blaise Pascal NIYIBIZI very interesting

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Akibodé Djodji Cher Souleymane Dembélé  merci de l’intérêt que vous portez à cette publication, pour toute information prière consulter l'appel à candidature sur le site de la fondation

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Thacien MUNYAMAHAME Merci beaucoup Akibodé Georges Djodji!!!!

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Ethiopia
Posted 1 August 2017 at 03:24

Grant Opportunity for organizations engaged in youth programs 

Deadline for Proposal Submission: 21 August 2017

The Public Affairs Section (PAS) of the U.S. Embassy to Ethiopia is pleased to announce an opportunity for local non-profits and non-government organizations engaged in youth programs to administer the 2017 Mandela Washington Fellowship (MWF) Alumni Engagement Project. 

The award amount is a maximum of $25,000 with an implementation period of up to one year. 

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Posted By in Business Opportunities
Posted 12 June 2017 at 06:33

Ambassador’s Small Grants (ASG) Program (Deadline: 15th July 2017)

U.S. Embassy Rwanda- Ambassador’s Small Grants Program

Office: Political/Economic Section
Announcement Type: Fixed Amount Award
Funding Opportunity No.: DOS-RWANDA-PE-2017-01
Date Opened: June 2, 2017
Deadline for Applications: July 15, 2017
Award Ceiling: U.S. $15,000.00
Award Floor: U.S. $5,000.00
CFDA Number: 19.700 – General Department of State AssistanceSubmission: All applications can be submitted electronically via email to:

Awards are subject to the availability of funding and Congressional Notification


Eligibility is limited to cooperatives registered with the Rwandan Cooperative Agency (RCA). Direct funding for NGOs (international or local) is not available under this announcement.

All projects must begin no later than September 30, 2017 and should be completed within one year of the award date.

The U.S. Embassy Kigali reserves the right to award less

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Posted By in Technology
Posted 1 June 2017 at 08:24

PitchDrive aims to help 15 African startups raise collective €20m in Europe

Fifteen African startups will get the chance to raise a collective €20-million in Series-A funding from European funders when startup tour PitchDrive gets off the mark in the coming weeks.

Ideally the PitchDrive team say it is looking for companies that are tech-enabled with proprietary or patented tech that has been validated by reputable corporate customers. Their products should also be in mobile fintech or agritech.

PitchDrive will provide all travel, accommodation, transport and visa support. The team will also provide selected startups with mentorship and support from tech founders with experience in raising funds, such as Iroko’s CEO and founder Jason Njoku.

Posted By in Business Opportunities
Posted 16 May 2017 at 09:27

Call for proposals: Green Technologies to Facilitate Development of Value Chains for Perishable Crops and Animal

Deadline: 6th June 2017

This Call for proposals is intended to select a recipient or consortium of recipients to receive IFAD grant financing to implement a project on Green Technologies to Facilitate Development of Value Chains for Perishable Crops and Animal

Potential recipients or consortiums of recipients are being invited to develop a project proposal based on the background and guidance detailed in the Call for proposal document.

For more, read HERE

Posted By in AgriProFocus Zambia
Posted 11 April 2017 at 12:40

Call for applications

AgriProFocus is pleased to inform you that SNV Zambia and the IAP2 Project Team formally launched the IAP2 Challenge Fund in Zambia on the 28th of March 2017.

Innovations Against Poverty (IAP) is a specialized fund with the specific mandate to identify and support innovative inclusive business models that deliver developmental benefits for the low income population while being commercially sustainable. IAP is funded by SIDA (Swedish International Development Agency) and managed by SNV Netherlands Development Organization in partnership with BoP Innovation Center and Inclusive Business Sweden.

Target sectors include WASH, Energy, Agriculture/Food and ICT. IAP will provide funding within the following range euro50, 000 up to euro 200,000. The funding will be grants and not loans, with pre conditions that have to be met.

The project is now calling for the private sector to submit applications for review and consideration. The process shall be a twostep process by which

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Kaitano Mpulamasaka i don't seem to find the link to the application form. somebody help me. thanks

9 months 1 week ago

Betty Mbewe Boonen Same with me Leah can you help please.

9 months 1 week ago

Leah Banda The link is

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Innovations Against Poverty (IAP) Fund Launch

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Zambia
  28 March 2017, 09:00-14:00

Innovations Against Poverty (IAP) Fund Launch in Zambia

SNV Netherlands Development Organisation, in partnership with BoP Innovation Center and Inclusive Business Sweden, has been selected by SIDA (Swedish International Development Agency) to manage the Innovations Against Poverty (IAP) Fund.

IAP is a specialised fund aimed to identify and support innovative inclusive business models that deliver both commercial benefits for the private sector and developmental benefit for the low income population, prioritising women and youth. The support provided by IAP includes a mix of advisory and non-reimbursable funding for up to EUR 200,000.

The IAP Fund launch is being held on 28th March 2017. The main objectives of the workshop are to:

1. Introduce the concept of innovative inclusive business and IAP

2. Introduce the application guidelines for the concept note.

3. Clarify any doubts or questions regarding the fund or application process.

Click here to read more about the IAP fund 

Want to attend? Email Mr. Alina

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Zambia
Posted 23 March 2017 at 12:10

Apply for the Innovations Against Poverty Fund today! (Zambia, Uganda, Ethiopia, Cambodia)

Innovations Against Poverty challenges the private sector to develop products, services and business models that can contribute to the fight against poverty and climate change.

Through our advisory and non-reimbursable funding, we support innovative Inclusive Business models that deliver developmental benefits for the low income population in both rural and urban areas, while being commercially viable.

Who Can apply?

The program is designed for companies which are operational or plan to enter the market (with a local partner in case of foreign companies) in the following sectors:  ICT (Cambodia), Energy (Ethiopia), WASH (Uganda) and Agriculture and Food (Zambia)

The Fund

IAP provides advisory support and non-reimbursable funding for up to 49% of the total investment to selected projects through competitive open calls for proposals.  

Click the links below to learn more

IAP Website
IAP Brochure
IAP Guideli

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Humphrey Bwalya Kabamba If you have a viable concept on Product which you have tried, How may you bring in Partners to boast you product.

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Posted By in Business Opportunities
Posted 6 March 2017 at 12:07

2017 AWARD AgTech Innovation Challenge

Dear Partner/s,

We would like to draw your attention to the upcoming 2017 AgTech Innovation challenge brought to you by African Women In Agriculture Research and Development (AWARD).

To participate in the GAIA AgTech Innovation Challenge, Please complete the application form via the link below in its entirety by 9th March 2017. Winners will be announced on 13th March, and will benefit from participation in an intensive, 2-day boot camp, which will culminate in a showcase to potential investors, partners, and other key players in the agriculture sector in Accra Ghana.

Cibarani Cibarani Thanks for drawing our attention...we hope we are not yet late///

10 months 3 weeks ago

Didier MUYIRAMYE My pleasure Cibarani Cibarani. Good luck!

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Posted By in Business Opportunities
Posted 3 March 2017 at 07:35

Funding Opportunities (March-April)


Deadline: 21 Mar 2017

Canada’s IDRC calls for proposals to support novel ideas or pre-existing innovations to respond to the challenges of existing livestock vaccines in Sub-Saharan Africa and South and Southeast Asia. The research should focus on vaccine improvement for one or more of the eligible livestock diseases identified in the announcement. Eligibility to participate in the call for proposals extends to applicants from research-focused organizations in the private sector, academia, and research institutes anywhere in the world. The program will fund up to six research projects at a maximum of CA$1 million each. The deadline for proposals is 21 March 2017.

More information


Deadline: 13 Mar 2017

SFIAR annually awards a prize to scientists working at or in association with a Swiss institution in agricultural research for development. For 2017, the best team project will be awarded CHF

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Ethiopia
Posted 17 February 2017 at 12:05

Call for Proposals | SNV | Horti-LIFE

Submission Deadline: March 14, 2017, 6:00PM 

Netherland Development Organisation (SNV)
Grant Opportunities
Smallholder Chain Integration Projects in Fruit and Vegetable Sector


SNV Netherlands Development Organisation is a not-for-profit international organisation founded in the Netherlands SNV Ethiopia works in 310 woredas of Amhara, Oromia, SNNP and Tigray regions. Aligning with the priorities of the Government of Ethiopia in agriculture, energy and water, sanitation and hygiene, we implement innovative solutions to increase people's income and employment opportunities.

Currently, SNV Ethiopia implements a 3 year horticulture project called Horti-LIFE in collaboration with the Ministry of Agriculture and Natural Resources (MoANR) funded by the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands (EKN). The overall goal of the project is to increase export and the food and nutritional security level

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Mukamusoni Marie Louise Hi, i am  interested in this fund of horticulture. The vegetables we develop are carrots and tomatoes. We want to enlarge our land. 

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Mukamusoni Marie Louise Hi Didier, we appreciate for training about online platform. we want to accumulate more knowledge.

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Posted By in Business Opportunities
Posted 3 February 2017 at 07:51

USAID/PSDAG - Annual Program Statement and Request for Applications

From: Private Sector Driven Agricultural Growth (PSDAG) 

Issuance Date: December 16,2016

Closing Date: September 30,2017

1.Overview of Private Sector Driven Agricultural Growth Project

The Rwanda Private Sector Driven Agriculture Growth (PSDAG) project is a 5-Year project funded by USAID Rwanda that started in August, 2014. The project is implemented by IRG, an Engility Company. The goal of PSDAG is to increase smallholder farmers’ incomes by promoting private sector investments that contribute to the Government of Rwanda’s (GoR’s) Vision 2020 aim of “transforming agriculture into a market-oriented, competitive, and high-value sector.” PSDAG has two main objectives: 1) Assist the GOR to Increase Private Sector Investment; and 2) Facilitate Increased Private Sector Investment in Upgrading Agricultural Value Chains. The project’s Private Sector Engagement Strategy is based on a facilitative

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Zambia
Posted 14 November 2016 at 02:06

Information about Dutch Business Instruments

The Kingdom of the Netherlands through the Netherlands Enterprise Agency (RVO) a unit under the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, administers business instruments to support entrepreneurs to grow their business in an innovative and sustainable approach.

On November 9th, RVO held an information session in Lusaka where they explained 3 business instruments:

Sustainable Water Fund (FDW) - financing of water infrastructure for economic development

Sustainable Food Security and Entrepreneurship Fund (FDOV) - financing collaborations that create sustainable value chains in agriculture and food.

PUM Senior Experts Facility (PUM) - technical assistance to public institutions and private enterprises.

For more information and contact details see:

PUM presentation here

Business instruments presentation here

Posted By in Jobs and Call for Proposals
Posted 26 July 2016 at 02:29

Funding Opportunities (with deadlines: August 2016 - January 2017)

1. German Academic Exchange Service Scholarships (Germany)

Deadline: 31 Jul 2016

The German Academic Exchange Service (Deuscher Akademischer Austauschdienst -DAAD) offers scholarships in many disciplines related to sustainable development including agricultural and environmental sciences, land management and landscape ecology. Topic to study include: Agriculture; Awareness raising; Land management; Land degradation and restoration; Poverty reduction/Development. This programme targets students willing to pursue their master's or PhD degrees in Germany in the fields related to development studies and listed in the "List of all Postgraduate courses with application deadlines".

Application date:Depending on chosen study programme; Exception is Cameroon: July 31, 2016

2. International Centre for development oriented Research in Agriculture (ICRA) -- Training Course for Professionals in Agricultural Education

Deadline: 01 A

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Uganda
Posted 2 May 2016 at 04:18

Have you heard of OpenIDEO fund challenge?

Do you have an idea on how to reduce food spoilage and wastage for smallholder farmers through access to information, markets, financial and technological resources? 

Between now and May 3rd at 12 pm EST, we want your ideas for how to reduce waste and spoilage by improving access to information, financial and technological resources for small scale farmers.

Take a look at some of the ideas, and then add your own - in this phase, we’re looking for the basic shape of your solution - we’ll dig deeper as the challenge progresses.

Visit OPENIDEO website for details on the criteria and the eligible countries. Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania and Rwanda are among the countries that are eligible.

Posted By in AgriProFocus Netherlands
Posted 15 April 2016 at 09:42

Newsletter (12) of Food & Business Knowledge Platform

Recommended reading about a/o. Applied Research Fund, SMEs, Micronutrients, Youth, World Bank, and the Extensive Livestock Expo.

This newsletter includes interesting highlights: the launch of the third call of the Food & Business Applied Research Fund; and several knowledge products and event reports. Those include the complete report of the successful Food & Business Applied Research projects workshop held in Uganda (in collaboration with AgriProFocus), an essay on micronutrient management, an exploration on youth in agriculture, a report of the “Food for All Partnership” learning journey on food safety, and the report about the Extensive Livestock Expo (which AgriProfocus Kenya co-organised).

Please draw your attention to the proposal deadline for the Young Expert Programmes (YEP). Until June 1, Dutch companies, knowledge institutions and social organizations can submit a proposal for the deployment of a Young Expert in Agrofood. Please v

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Georges Djodji Akibodé Ce bulletin comprend les faits saillants intéressants: le lancement du troisième appel du Fonds de la recherche appliquée de l'alimentation et des affaires; et plusieurs produits de la connaissance et les rapports d'événements. Ceux-ci incluent le rapport complet de la réussite de l'alimentation et des affaires de la recherche appliquée Projets atelier tenu en Ouganda (en collaboration avec AgriProFocus), un essai sur la gestion des micronutriments, une exploration sur les jeunes dans l'agriculture, un rapport de la "Food for All Partnership" parcours d'apprentissage sur la sécurité alimentaire, et le rapport sur l'Expo de l'élevage extensif (qui AgriProfocus Kenya a co-organisé). S'il vous plaît attirer votre attention sur la date limite de proposition pour les programmes d'experts Young (YEP). Jusqu'au 1er Juin, les entreprises néerlandaises, les institutions du savoir et des organisations sociales peuvent soumettre une proposition pour le déploiement d'un jeune expert en agroalimentaire. S'il vous plaît visitez le site Web de YEP pour plus d'informations. S'il vous plaît suivez ce lien: Aimer lire! Les réactions sont les bienvenues! - Voir plus: Agri Pro Focus

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Benin
Posted 7 April 2016 at 02:20

Third Call for proposals Food & Business Applied Research Fund

Innovation for food security and private sector development

The Call published here is particularly interesting for AgriProFocus members interested in collaboration between practitioners and research institutions!

NWO-WOTRO has launched the third call for proposals for the Food & Business Applied Research Fund (ARF). ARF provides grants to applied research contributing to innovation for food security and private sector development in the 15 partner countries of Dutch development cooperation. The call has been developed in close collaboration with the Food & Business Knowledge Platform. Please note that some changes have been made in this call for proposals as compared to the previous two calls. Most notably with regard to the foci of the call, the additional option to have a different focus on two countries (Bangladesh and Kenya) and the reimbursable costs.

Proposals may be submitted by consortia consisting of at least one pri

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Alex Byamukama Am looking for project fund to achieve my target is 200 piglets after that I will also give homeless work mostly women and youthanyone can afford piglets needs.

1 year 9 months ago

Alex Byamukama My contacts: 0781 083 690 e-mail:

1 year 9 months ago

Nicole Metz dear Alex Byamukama, Interesting to read your pig breeding project is doing well. However, this type of initiative is NOT eligible for funding from the Applied Research Fund described in the post above. Possibly other interested parties could respond to your call for contacts. We wish you good luck with the breeding project. Best regards, Nicole Metz, AgriProFocus Netherlands.

1 year 9 months ago

Alexis MVUYEKURE Hi, I would like to prepare and submit a proposal but I need to partner with a Netherlands organization or private. Can you advise me on how I can get their contacts?

1 year 9 months ago

Nicole Metz Dear Alexis Mvuyekure, Thank you for your interest. In general, the best way to develop an eligible research consortium with both partners from your country (Burundi) and the Netherlands, is: a) start in your country first, finding the best Burundese partner(s) from practice or research to work with around the theme of your applied research; b) then contact relevant Dutch organisations or companies that are active in Burundi. You may ask your contacts in Burundi whether they are in touch with Dutch agencies. You may also get in touch with AgriProFocus Burundi to check whether they can give you some advice; c) Thereafter contact the headquarters of these Dutch organisations or companies, if applicable. I hope this helps? best regards, Nicole Metz (AgriProFocus, based in Netherlands)

1 year 9 months ago

Posted By in AgriProFocus Ethiopia
Posted 7 April 2016 at 12:45

Workshop on 3rd Call for Proposals Applied Research Fund (ARF)

The third Call for Proposal of the Applied Research Fund (ARF) is open for applications, and a workshop on ARF took place today in Global Hotel, Addis Ababa.

The workshop was organized by Food & Business Knowledge Platform, in collaboration with AgriProFocus Ethiopia. More than 20 participants from organizations and institutions such as Addis Ababa University, Samara University, Institute for Sustainable Development (ISD), Best Practice Association, Mercy Corps, Soil & More, Grain Health, and so on attended the workshop.

Mr. Frans Verberne, from Food & Business Knowledge Platform, gave a detail presentation about ARF, its objective and application process. He also responded several questions from the participants.

In this call, fifteen projects can be granted. ARF aims at promoting research supported innovations that are readily applicable and contribute to the enhancement of sustainable food security for the most vulnerab

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Ethiopia
Posted 7 April 2016 at 07:17

Food & Business Applied Research Fund (ARF)

The Food & Business Applied Research Fund provides grants to applied research contributing to innovation for food security and private sector development in the 15 partner countries of Dutch development cooperation. Proposals may be submitted by consortia consisting of at least one private or public practitioners organisation active in the partner countries and one research or higher education organisation. One Dutch partner is required.

Please note that the deadlines for submission are 5 July 2016 and 6 December 2016. The call for proposals, application form and format consortium agreement can be downloaded at the bottom of this page. Some changes have been made in this call for proposals as compared to the previous two ARF-calls. Most notably with regard to the foci of the call, the additional option to have a different focus on two countries (Bangladesh and Kenya) and the reimbursable costs. For further information please see the Frequently Aske

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Nicole Metz Thanks Gizaw for posting the link to the ARF call for proposal here. Today, the Food & Business Knowledge Platform will communicate about this Call on the website too and make sure AgriProfocus members in other countries know about it too! best regards, Nicole

1 year 9 months ago

Alex Byamukama Am looking for my Farm Project

1 year 9 months ago

Alex Byamukama Sorry am looking for Project Fund

1 year 9 months ago

Alex Byamukama this Farm Project already started

1 year 9 months ago

Posted By in AgriProFocus Zambia
Posted 12 February 2016 at 12:06

MasterCard Foundation Fund - Innovation Competition Now Open!

(Benin, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Côte d’Ivoire, Djibouti, DRC, Ethiopia, The Gambia, Ghana, Kenya, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mozambique, Niger, Rwanda, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, and Zambia)

The 2016 Innovation Competition is currently open. As in 2015, this competition requires proposals that seek to design, pilot, test and launch new financial products and services that can effectively meet the financing needs of people living in poverty in rural and agricultural areas.  

Open to:

  • Banks;
  • Non-bank financial institutions such as insurance or leasing companies;
  • Agribusinesses that provide a financial service or that partner with a financial institution to deliver a financial service to their supply chain;
  • Firms that use mobile or IT technology to support the delivery of financial services to rural poo

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