AYuTe Africa Challenge NigeriaCompete for a chance to win a share of $20,000 in the AYuTe Nigeria Challenge.



The AYuTe Africa Challenge Nigeria is an enterprise development program initiated by Heifer International and implemented by Enactus Nigeria to identify, nurture, and support innovative, relevant and technology-driven agric-centric enterprises to grow, scale and thrive.

Candidates should be early-stage or growth-stage youth-led agritech businesses/companies with innovative solutions impacting smallholder farmers at scale.


Eligibility Criteria
Applicants must:

Be aged 18-35 by the closing day of submission to the AYuTe Nigeria challenge

Be a youth with innovative ideas focusing on the agriculture sector

Have ideas that are proven to solve social problems and are implementable, technically feasible, economically sound (affordable), and environmentally smart (eco-friendly)

Hold Nigerian nationality with official ID (national identity card, international passport, or permanent voters’ card)

Produce financial statements for the venture

Be the founder or co-founder of the enterprise represented in the competition and play an active role in its operations and leadership

Have no criminal record related to corruption, tax evasion, financial impropriety, felony or other offences

Have the potential for partnership and collaboration with other actors/stakeholders

The company must have:

Been registered/incorporated with the relevant government agencies in Nigeria

The ability to scale and impact a large number of smallholder farmers, including recorded evidence of demonstrated impact on smallholder farmers’ revenue and/or operations

The potential for job creation and poverty reduction

Alignment with relevant national policies and international treaties (e.g., SDGs)

An identifiable technological innovation that addresses the following problems for smallholder farmers:

Smallholder farmer productivity

Smallholder farmer income

Labour intensiveness of operations

Resilience

Access to information

Strong competitive advantage


Deadline: 16 September 2022

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