Generation Food Mbale 2022: Call for applications | Closed

Generation Food Mbale 2022: Call for applications | Closed

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Do you want to build a successful agribusiness in Mbale? We are looking for YOU!

Generation Food Mbale is a project implemented by Rikolto in East Africa and SHONA and funded by YOUCA and DOEN Foundation. Generation Food aims at identifying and supporting innovative business solutions contributing to a sustainable and inclusive food system in and around Mbale.

Who are we looking for?

  • Entrepreneurs between 18 – 35 years old
  • Starting or running an agribusiness in or around Mbale that is maximum 3 years old

With innovative and sustainable ideas in:

  • Food production
  • Climate-smart farming (e.g. irrigation, agroforestry, organic farming, agroecology, regenerative agriculture)
  • Post-harvest management
  • Agro-processing
  • Transport and logistics
  • Food safety and quality
  • Sales channels, e.g markets and other forms of selling food
  • Catering
  • Food waste management
  • Technology – Digital agricultural solutions or New innovative agricultural machinery
  • Education services provided to farmers, e.g Good Agricultural Practices trainings

Operating in these value chains:

  • Grains, cereals and oil seeds (e.g. beans, wheat, rice, maize, sunflower, groundnuts)
  • Fruits and vegetables
  • Coffee

Women entrepreneurs are especially encouraged to apply Entrepreneurs living in rural areas around Mbale are encouraged to apply

What’s in it for you?

  • Business training in various topics to help you grow your business for up to 2 years
  • Top finalists will have access to Ugx. 3.5 million and Ugx. 35 million in investment
  • Access to markets for qualifying businesses

How to apply?

Applications are open until 18 March 2022, 23:59pm via the link below.

Apply now