Apply: Africa Enterprise Challenge Fund seeks to award grants of up to $1.5m for business ideas across Africa



Deadline: 28th February 2015

The 2nd round of the Africa Enterprise Challenge Fund (AECF) Agribusiness Africa Window (AAW) is currently open for applications until 28th February 2015. Best ideas are awarded up to US$1.5m in grants and interest free loans. Interested private sector companies can compete in the 2nd round of the Agribusiness Africa Window by submitting their new and innovative business ideas on the AECF website. Ideas must comply with the rules (eligibility and selection criteria) of the particular competition being applied for.

To qualify, the business or institution must be one or more of the following:

  • an agribusiness operating, or planning to operate, in an African country.
  • a business idea that combines commercial success with a positive impact on hundreds or thousands of poor farmers.
  • a business introducing an innovation and planning to do something that has not been done in your country before.
  • a business planning…

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About Dr. B. A. USMAN

I started as a field Veterinary officer with the Borno State Ministry of Agriculture and later joined College of Agric, maiduguri as a lecture & a researcher in the Department of Animal Health & Production. I was appointed the Provost of the College In 2003. 2007 I was appointed Hon. Commissioner & Member Borno State Executive Council and later appointed Permanent Secretary with the Borno State Civil Service in 2009. I was the National Facilitator Animal Health, National Programme For Food Security of the Federal Ministry of Agric & Rural Development, Abuja. I'm currently the Director, Veterinary Medicine & Allied Products (VMAP) NAFDAC, Nigeria. I engaged myself in various aspects of the veterinary profession. I'm a practicing Veterinarian & Strong Advocate of #SDGs most especially #SDGs 1, 2, 4 & 5 I founded Sril Group Ltd.
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