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The business should be officially registered and compliant with regulatory authorities.

You will be asked to provide the following:

  • A Certificate of Incorporation for a Limited Company or Partnership Deed for a Partnership Business.
  • 2 years audited accounts or management accounts for the period in operation.
  • At least 2 contact details of company’s references.
  • Team composition.
  • Curriculum Vitae for management team.
  • Tax compliance and (or) tax exemption certificate.

A clear inclusive strategy for smallholder farmers, women, and youth within the business model in at least one of the following dimensions: ownership, management team, workforce and policies, supply chain and customers.

Applicants must be a for-profit company and demonstrate commercial viability and either be profitable or on the path to profitability. NGOs, corporate companies, and consultants will not be considered.

Your startup should be operating in the following countries: Kenya, Rwanda, Uganda, and Zambia.

The application should have a dedicated focus on one of the four innovation themes (Mechanization, Conservation Agriculture, Nutrition, Agricultural Risk Management).

You’re eligible to apply if your company is operational in one or more of the 4 countries where we are launching the food accelerator (Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda, Zambia)

Successful applicants are given notice on the 10th of February. At the end of the 6-month program, the Pitch Day and announcement of grant recipients will be on 15 October 2023

Yes, the pitch day will be in-person. Details on the location to be communicated later

All applications and Q&A will be made in English.

Not mandatory, however the company will be required to have management accounts in place of the audited accounts

In place of a tax compliance, the Agribusiness can provide a tax exemption certificate or any other relevant document that shows clearance with the revenue authorities.