Updated Mar 12, 2019

Support implementation of Youth and Women in Livestock, Fisheries and aquaculture Agribusiness Incubation

Offered by African Union

In order to empower African youth and women to effectively participate in the animal resources sector AU-IBAR will provide a Grant to support existing enterprises and early start-ups. This Grant aims to promote the entrepreneurial agribusiness as means for job and wealth creation for Africa’s youth and women.
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GrantType
Mar 28, 2019Deadline
$10,000 - $20,000Amount
UnavailableDuration(Months)

Mandatory Requirements

StageStage 2: Research & Development and Stage 3: Proof of Concept
Implemented in:
RegionAfrica
CountryN/A
Focus AreasLivestock & Agriculture (Agriculture)
Category 1-Existing Small and Medium Agribusiness incubation and acceleration phase: This category will focus on existing women and Youth entrepreneurs and enterprises in the animal resources sector. The impetus will be to support this category financially and technically to increase their on-farm profits by building their capacities to increase farm production, enhance market linkages, improve agripreneurial skills and reduce farming costs and risks. African youth and women already engaged in animal resources agribusinesses at primary production, processing, transport, marketing, or service provision levels are eligible to apply either through joint or individual applications. Applicants must be owners of legally registered business. Category 2 – Start-up (Yet-to-be established agribusinesses): This will focus on African youth and women with innovative agribusiness models and ideas in any area across high priority value chains. The proposed ideas/concepts for agri-businesses must have a competitive, creative and innovative edge. Applicants with innovative, novel and dynamic ideas for improving farm profits and outputs through various upscaling or adoption of novel ideas are encouraged to apply. This category applies to African Youth and Women who are not yet operating an animal resource agribusiness and can demonstrate the ability and capacity to start and sustain a new agribusiness are eligible to apply either through joint or individual applications.

Types of Project proposals will focus on components across the animal resource value chain 1. Project proposals aimed at promoting competitiveness of Africa’s animal resource value chains and quality of animal-based commodities from Africa; 2. Project proposals aimed at marketing, supply chain management, distribution and aggregation 3. Project proposals aimed at improving value addition ,processing, packaging 4. Actions aimed at increasing technology uptake and transfer across high priority animal resources value chains 5. Project proposals aimed at increasing Agro inputs and improving animal disease management 6. Project proposals aimed at incorporating innovation across high priority animal resources value chains

Other Requirements

Management TeamThe proposed grant will support existing women and youth-led enterprises and early start-ups
OtherAll applications must be endorsed by a competent authority i.e. a Senior Level Government Official, at the Ministry in charge of either Agriculture, Livestock, Trade, or Youth and Women DevelopmentREQUIRED

Application And Awards Process

Applications should be submitted in a sealed envelope by private courier service or by handdelivery (a signed and dated certificate of receipt will be given to the deliverer) at the address below: The Director African Union InterAfrican Bureau for Animal Resources Kenindia Business Park, Museum Hill, Westlands Road P.O. Box 30786 00100, Nairobi, Kenya Applications sent by any other means (e.g. by fax or normal/registered mail) or delivered to other addresses will be rejected. The outer envelope must bear the reference number and the title of the Call for Proposals, together with the full name and address of the applicant. Soft copies of applications should be sent to procurement@au-ibar.org with copies to ahmed.elsawalhy@au-ibar.org Applicants mentioning partners should send the applications with the partners’ agreement statements.

All applicants must submit Hard and Soft copies of their applications to the above mentioned addresses. This is a prerequisite for further processing of the applications.

Attachments

35703-pc-20190225-final-call-proposal-youth-women-agribusiness-en.pdf
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