- December 10, 2020
- Posted by: Startup Desk
- Category: Funding Opportunity, Uncategorized
Nourishing Africa, a knowledge and membership platform aimed at helping agriculture and food entrepreneurs scale their agribusinesses announced partnership with the Mastercard Foundation and the United States African Development Foundation (USADF) on its Entrepreneurs Support Program.
According to the company, the program is designed to support MSMEs across the Nigerian agriculture and food landscapes to rebuild and strengthen their businesses.
Leveraging on ICT, Telecommunication, Data, and Innovation, Nourishing Africa has developed a 4-step program aimed at directly supporting these MSMEs with training, financing, and support for the stabilizing and scaling of resilient businesses that can withstand future shocks.
It explained that the program targets micro and small-scale enterprises run by young people between the ages of 20 and 40, engaged in critical food, cash crops, and livestock value chains.
This cut across the provision of inputs, primary production, processing, logistics and storage, and distribution in 11 states in Nigeria: Abia Anambra, Delta, Edo, FCT, Kaduna, Kano, Lagos, Ogun, Osun, and Oyo states.
As part of the Program, Nourishing Africa aims to partner with organizations, cooperatives, and associations with agrifood members.
Through these engagements, we will identify and incorporate grassroots and MSME agripreneurs from the 11 focus states.
“If you are an entrepreneur support organization or an Agri-food cooperative or association in Edo, Ogun, Kano, Abia, Anambra, Oyo, Lagos, Delta, Osun, Kaduna, or Abuja and would like to partner with us on the Entrepreneur Support Program, email us at email@example.com”, it added.
Meanwhile Nourishing indicates it seeks people within the ages of 20 and 40 with an agribusiness in Abia, Anambra, Delta, Edo, FCT, Kaduna, Kano, Lagos, Ogun, Osun, or Oyo State to apply for the program.
It said the Program Kick starts on 18 January 2021 and all applications must be submitted by 10 January 2021.