The Landscape Academy has just been launched, it aims to be the world’s largest knowledge-led platform on sustainable land use, dedicated to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals and Paris Climate Agreement. It hosts a set of on/offline learning opportunities on landscape approaches. With new massive online open courses on Landscape Leadership, Landscape Governance, Landscape Finance and many more. https://academy.globallandscapesforum.org/
An opportunity for African entrepreneurs.... On the 1st of January 2019, at 12am, WAT, the Tony Elumelu Foundation will begin accepting applications for the 5th cycle of the TEF Entrepreneurship Programme. If you are an African entrepreneur with a business idea or a startup with high growth potential, you are encouraged are encouraged to apply.Read More
Our dear friend Prof. Kostas Karantininis sharing a few thoughts on the need to create an environment where African Agribusiness can scale-up and grow. https://m.youtube.com/watch?feature=share&v=nklCpfe68qc
IGAD Sheikh Technical Veterinary Training School (ISTVS) works in the mountains high above the coastal plain in Somaliland. Sheikh is a small town that is surrounded by agro-pastoralist communities, with most farming focusing on raising livestock, mainly camels and goats. After completing the 'Entrepreneurship in Agribusiness' course, four students realised that there is a significant opportunity for a small business to be launched, growing and selling fresh tomatoes that can supply the local market. Nusha Tomato Farm presented their completed business plan to the Agripreneurship Alliance and we are pleased to announce that they have been awarded US$1,000 to launch their new business and we look forward to supporting their business grow through 2019. #AfricanYouth #SIANI #Entrepreneurship #Agribusiness
Delighted that our recent visit to Laikipia University has had such an impact. The reception that the Agripreneurship Alliance received was exceptional and the energy and enthusiasm of faculty and students is inspirational. https://www.laikipia.ac.ke/article/agripreneurship-programme-and-business-plan-competitionRead More
Enable Youth Uganda supports motivated young entrepreneurs in Uganda to start innovative enterprises in the agricultural sector. The participating youth will be from and around irrigation schemes in the areas of Nebbi (Wadelai), Gulu (Tochi), Kasese (Mubuku II), Butaleja (Doho) and Kween (Ngenge). We will introduce the selected candidates to new technologies and innovative business models, and help them build up the local ecosystem that can support them best. At the end of the 6 months of intensive business acceleration program we will provide seed investment of maximum 8,000 USD to each of the 90 most promising Agripreneurs. Deadline: 30 November 2018 For more details & application forms see: http://enableyouth.ug/Read More
Barani Aqua are planning on establishing their above ground Tilapia fish farm in Njiro early next year. They have been supported by the our ‘Entrepreneurship in Agribusiness’ course which enabled them to develop a high-quality business plan that has won them a USD1,000 business start-up award. Agripreneurship Alliance will continue to follow their business activities and support them through a mentorship programme.
Please let us introduce you to ‘FreshFarm Mushroom’, this amazing group of students have completed the ‘Entrepreneurship in Agribusiness’ course and are the winners of a USD1,000 start-up prize. Next year they will launch their intensive Mushroom farm which will cater for the needs of local markets, providing high quality, fresh mushrooms to discerning customers. — at Laikipia University Main Campus Nyahururu.
Delighted that our good friend and colleague Dr. Florence Opondo will be talking at the SIANI Members Event in Nairobi on 14 November. Dr. Opondo will be presenting the partnership between Laikipia University and the Agripreneurship Alliance and the impact of the ‘Entrepreneurship in Agribusiness’ course upon her students and faculty. Check out the link for more details: https://www.siani.se/event/siani-nairobi-meeting-2018/ #SIANI #AfricanYouth #Agribusiness #Entrepreneurship