The Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA), through the VALUE4HER program, invites women-led agribusinesses to apply for an innovation grant. The grant seeks to catalyze women-women supply chains and will provide a crucial link between women SMEs, creating an opportunity for knowledge transfer between women in agribusiness.

How will successful applicants benefit?

Successful applicants will benefit as follows:

  • A grant amount of up to UGX 31 million, which can be used to cover up to 90% of the total budget for approved activities
  • Access to coaching and mentorship or role modelsupport
  • Networking opportunities with 20 top tier women-led SMEs in the sector through the VALUE4HER platform and 400 micro-entrepreneurs

Who can apply?

The innovation grant is open to women-led/owned agribusinesses that meet the following requirements:

  • At least 70% of shares held by one or more women
  • Legal entities (sole proprietorship, partnerships, corporation or limited liability company), with incorporation in an African country
  • Agribusinesses in bulking, processing or trading in agricultural commodities or products
  • Minimum of 3 years in operation
  • Annual turnover of UGX 70 million to UGX 700 million
  • Capacity to contribute at least 10% of the total project budget (in cash or in-kind).

How to apply

  • Eligible applicants are required to complete the official application form available here.
  • Applicants must submit a complete set of documents (scanned copies) to the following email address: rfcn@agra.org
  • Twenty(20) applicants will be selected and informed about winning an innovation grant by email.

Deadline: 30 July 2021, 23:59hrs (EAT).

 

AGRA is a farmer-centred, African-led, partnerships-driven institution working to transform smallholder farming from a solitary struggle to survive to a business that thrives. AGRA’s goal is to catalyze an inclusive agricultural transformation in the African continent by increasing incomes and improving food security. VALUE4HER is AGRA’s continental program, aimed at increasing women agri-enterprises’ performance through access to markets, finance, knowledge, and networking to build women’s collective voice.

For more information about the innovation grant email rfcn@agra.org or visit https://agra.org/call-for-proposals-applications-innovation-grant-for-catalyzing-women-women-supply-chains/.