During the summer of 2021, the Agripreneurship Alliance piloted a new programme, a ‘Business Readiness’ course delivered to 200 South African Emerging Farmers through the Sernick Broad Based Black Empowerment Programme.  This ten-week course was taught remotely via Zoom, with each session providing insight and tools on a different part of business development, with the aim of encouraging participants to adopt business thinking as a part of their development.  Each session was recorded and shared on the SIANI website as a global resource in October 2021.

The Agripreneurship Alliance hopes that the 'Business Readiness' course will be rolled out amongst new partners in South Africa and Uganda in 2022, supporting new and emerging agri-food heroes develop, launch and grow their businesses.