Ignite 2021

Growing a generation of agripreneurs

Ignite is an Agribusiness programme designed to spark creation of jobs and wealth in young women through Agripreneurship. Ignite nurtures and turns ground-breaking ideas into profitable and sustainable Agribusinesses.

Join Ignite 2021 and earn a Postgraduate Diploma in Agribusiness certified by the London Academy of Professional Training, UK and Enterprise Risk Management I-Africa, an accredited Professional Institution.

For 4 months (September to December), Igniters will be on the journey of igniting the Agri-fire in their bellies.

Our Goals for Ignite 2021

After the 2020 pandemic, we believe agribusinesses cannot continue to do 21st century businesses with 20th century models and strategies. A lot of women-led small businesses have collapsed due to this pandemic and it is time to RETHINK, REFINE and REFIRE!

  1. Igniters to Rethink their value chain to increase productivity and gain competitive advantage.
  2. Igniters to Refine by adopting new tools, networking with the right people to drive productivity and innovation. Finding new ways to create and increase value rather than lower prices.
  3. Igniters to Refire by putting action behind their thoughts and plans and getting the right people in their space.


Virtual Sessions

1-30 September

For 15+ hours each week (Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays), Igniters would be rethinking their business models. Topics that will push them onto the springboard will be discussed. They will be  encouraged to unlearn the things that didn’t work out and relearn the things that work with proven records.

On Mondays and Wednesdays the theoretical and practical sessions allow Igniters to think critically about their businesses and reimagine the future.

Residential Sessions


Supplementing the virtual sessions is the residential training with diverse field trips to resilient Agribusinesses in Nigeria. Exposure to these Agribusinesses, who vary widely in scale and specialty, broadens the Igniters perspectives of not only what is possible but also what a successful Agribusiness system can look like.

For 40+ hours each week, participants take part in sessions and discussions that will help them refine and refire. From Monday to Wednesday, Igniters discuss and share innovative experiences that will allow them to rethink.

Thursdays are for field trips and exposure into the world of Agribusiness in Nigeria.

One on one Review and Refine Session on Friday afternoons. It is also a check in time for all participants to foster a group dynamic that is positive and productive.

With a small number of fifteen (15) – (20) participants, they become a tight team that learn how to get things done while having fun!


Mentorship Journey

Mentorship phase follows right after the virtual phase. Mentors who have walked the business and research talk are selected to share their experience with these igniters on a mentorship journey. This journey is for three months.

Programme Structure

Ignite’s Postgraduate Diploma in Agribusiness is delivered online with blended and self-paced learning options through lectures, seminars, workshops, coaching, mentorship and field trips. This 16-week course is designed to develop help Female Agribusiness Professionals build resilient agribusiness models. The Courses are taught by industry and cross industry professionals.

You’ll gain the tools and resources you need to design innovative solutions for the challenges these enterprises face, manage major aspects of agribusiness operations, and market products effectively. The sessions will allow you to rethink refine and refire your business models with other female Agribusiness Founders.

Time Commitment

You must be able to commit 15 hours learning time per week. It is important to note that this is not an agricultural training course covering skills such as seed planting, animal husbandry or field management. It is focused on the business side of Agriculture covering courses important Agribusiness modules to thrive in global Agribusiness. You will learn how to build your value chain, how to achieve and maintain profitability, how to apply Agritech trends in your business, and other topics relevant to an aspiring or established female entrepreneur.


  • Agribusiness Systems
  • Micro and Small Business Management
  • Developing Agribusiness Value Proposition
  • Developing Agribusiness Model
  • Agribusiness Value Chain Analysis
  • Path To Profitability In Agribusiness
  • Funding Options
  •  Principles of Agribusiness Finance
  •  Dynamics of Agribusiness Communication
  •  Digital Agribusiness
  • Agribusiness Leadership.
  • Cross Cultural Exporting
  • Sales vrs Marketing
  • Project Management- design thinking and innovation around agribusiness



Ignite 2021 Postgraduate Diploma in Agribusiness is certified by two (2) prestigious international bodies.

  1. An accreditation body -The London Academy of Professional Training, UK
  2. An accredited institution -Enterprise Risk Management Institution.


Why apply for Ignite 2021?

  1. Earn A Globally Recognised Certification ​
  2. Acquire Agribusiness, Human And Conceptual Skills​
  3. Professional Networks And Opportunities ​
  4. Coaching and Mentorship
  5. Access to Ready Market
  6. Access to Investors

Programme Cost

USD 7600
Partner Contributions USD 6000
Programme fee- USD 1600 for blended and USD 1300 for Virtual

You contribute

USD 1600
Blended : USD 1,600
Virtual: USD 1,300
Several Need Based Scholarships are still available.

We are fortunate to be able to offer several need-based scholarships. Applicants in need of a scholarship must successfully go through the process.

Please contact us if you have any questions.

**Blended Fees include boarding and lodging for One week in Nigeria (depending on the implications of COVID-19)


June 30, 2021
Organizer Guzakuza
Website Visit website
Targets Africa
Sectors Agribusiness