What Youth in Agrifood Export Development Program (YAEDP) Grant?
The Youth in Agrifood Export Development Program (YAEDP) Grant is intended to help the sector develop its capabilities. Entrepreneurs and cooperative leaders in Nigeria’s agri-food sector will benefit from training, market connections, and digital assistance through the program.
The Nigerian Export Promotion Council (NEPC) and Ribi Nutrition Africa have collaborated to launch the Youth in Agri-Food Export Development (YAEDP) program, a six-month program designed to develop the capacity of 15,000 Nigerian youths range in age 25 to 40 to participate in the export sector. This project will provide food entrepreneurs and cooperative leaders in ten Nigerian states, including Abia, Adamawa, Cross River, Edo, FCT, Kano, Kaduna, Lagos, Kogi, Ogun, and Oyo, with training, market links, and digital assistance.
The goal of YAEDP is to ensure participation. As a result, we encourage applications from underrepresented women and youth, including those with disabilities.
Applicants should be aware that this program does not provide participants with funding. Take advantage of free applications and programs.
Who can apply Agrifood Export Development Program?
The Program is open to all Nigerian citizens aged between 25 – 40 years, who own and run an agri-food business or lead an agrocommodity cooperative in Nigeria.
The program focal states include Abia, Adamawa, Cross River, Edo, FCT, Kaduna, Kano, Kogi, Lagos, Ogun and Oyo. However, applicants from other states in Nigeria are eligible to apply.
Is there an age restriction for applicants?
Yes. Applicants must be aged between 25 years to 40 years old.
Can businesses that have not yet commenced operations apply?
No. Businesses at the idea stage are NOT eligible to apply. The Program is aimed to support already existing agri-food businesses looking to export.
Do I have to be a member of Nourishing Africa to apply for the Program?
While we encourage agri-food business owners to become members of Nourishing Africa (due to its many benefits such as access to more funding opportunities and markets), a verified membership account is NOT part of the application criteria for the ongoing Program.
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