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Youth Green Skills Accelerator Challenge
Agrodealer and Inputs Food Business Financial Services Climate Change Agri Tech and Digital Services

The “Youth Green Skills Accelerator Challenge” seeks to equip youths (15-35 years old) living in Islamic States with the competencies required for supporting a just transition in their communities. Up to 10 finalists will receive mentoring and training for a period of one week to improve their projects. The top three ideas will be awarded US$50 thousand, US$30 thousand, and US$20 thousand respectively, to implement the proposed solution. 

Debt Financing
Egypt, Nigeria, Gabon, Cote d'Ivoire, Uganda
Deadline: 12th of August 2022
Africa Enterprise Challenge Fund — Investing In Women in Agribusiness
Food Business Food Safety Financial Services Agrodealer and Inputs On Farm Production (crops, livestock)

The Africa Enterprise Challenge Fund (AECF) seeks applications for the Investing in Women in South Sudan (IIW-SS) program. Projects should focus on enhancing women’s economic empowerment in the honey, sorghum, sesame, shea nut and groundnut value chains in South Sudan to increase incomes, reduce climate risks, and transform livelihoods. Total grant funds requested must be between US$50 thousand and US$750 thousand.

Grant
South Sudan
Deadline: 9th of August 2022
Pitch AgriHack 2022
Agri Tech and Digital Services Climate Change Food Business Food Safety Nutrition

Pitch AgriHack is a digital agriculture competition focused on accelerating entrepreneurial growth in the agriculture sector in Africa. The competition invites African businesses to pitch their approach to driving technological innovation in the agriculture sector. The competition provides cash prizes totaling US$45 thousand. A fourth invite-only category will award up to US$1.5 million in grants to scalable ventures that are already generating measurable impact for Africa’s smallholder farmers. 

Grant
All Countries
Deadline: 22nd of July 2022
Global Food System Challenge
Agri Tech and Digital Services Climate Change Food Safety

The Global Food System Challenge is intended to support innovations that benefit at least one of the intersecting domains and that have the potential for significant impact at scale and over time. Innovations that benefit two or more domains and are at an advanced development stage are eligible for the highest award levels.

Grant
All Countries
Deadline: 1st of August 2022
Fund For Innovation In Development
Agri Food News and Media Climate Change

The Fund for Innovation in Development (FID) is a new initiative to support innovation that contributes to reducing global poverty and inequality. FID enables innovators and researchers to test new ideas, build rigorous evidence of what works, and scale the highest-impact and most cost-effective solutions through flexible grant funding.

Grant
All Countries
Deadline: 31st of December 2022
Water Air Foods Awards
Agri Food News and Media Climate Change

Apply for WAFA Awards or Nominate Your Favorite Project

Silent Heroes, we want to hear from you!

Let WAFA share your achievements with the world!

Submissions for 2022 are now closed. However, submissions for 2023 are OPEN!

You are empowering your community secure access to healthy water, healthy food, or clean air! Just fill out the online nomination by clicking on “Apply Here” above, and you will be notified.

Grant
All Countries
Deadline: 31st of December 2022
iBiz: Pitch Friday
Agri Food News and Media

Innovators get 5 minutes to present their ideas in an elevator pitch format to a closed audience of business mentors, entrepreneurs & investors. Join iBiz on the last Friday of every month from 2.00pm to 4.30pm. Once selected, you will get an opportunity to join our 3-month Open Innovation Programme and enjoy the incubator's resources and possibly secure financial and business advisory services from @iBizAfrica.

Grant
Kenya
Deadline: 22nd of July 2022
BFA: Catalyst Fund
Agri Food News and Media Climate Change

We are actively looking for early-stage startups that improve the resilience of underserved and climate-vulnerable communities in emerging markets. Our next cohort will kick off in July 2022.USD $100,000 in cash.USD $100,000 of venture building support.Access to a global network of 100+ investors.1 sponsored intern.Up to $175,000 value in Catalyst Fund perks.1 sponsored impact report by 60 Decibels.Access to our field research and data on the lives of underserved customers.Dedicated PR and marketing support.Lifetime access to our global network of 61 alumni companies.

Investment
All Countries
Deadline: 30th of June 2022
Africa Digital Innovation Competition – 2022
Agri Food News and Media Agri Tech and Digital Services Transportation and Logistics

The annual Digital Innovation Competition for African Startups is facilitated every year by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s U.S.-Africa Business Center (USAfBC) in partnership with AmChams across Africa.

The annual Digital Innovation Competition for African Startups is facilitated every year by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s U.S.-Africa Business Center (USAfBC) in partnership with AmChams across Africa. Each year, the Competition awards talented innovators, entrepreneurs, and startups behind digital products and services that create a positive impact on African citizens.

The 2022 winner will receive recognition in their home country— and a $25,000 cash prize, among other non-cash prizes!

Grant
All Countries
Deadline: 30th of November -0001
Zambia Entrepreneurs Fund
Agri Food News and Media

ZBAN exists to make a difference as a key connector of private (and public) capital and support to the array of ideas, initiatives, and innovations crafted in the minds of gifted entrepreneurs that need not just capital, but the guidance and expertise of individuals prepared to spend time, and risk some of their net worth to support the growth of these businesses. ​

Grant
Zambia
Deadline: 30th of June 2022