How to Apply for AGriDI Grant 2023 | Period of Grant: Up to 15 Months
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Revolutionizing West African Agriculture!
Imagine a groundbreaking initiative that aims to transform the agricultural landscape of West Africa. AGriDI, short for the West African Agricultural Infrastructure Digital Innovation Initiative, is set to unleash a wave of innovative solutions to address the pressing challenges faced by farming communities in the region.
Supported by the European Union (EU) through the Association of African, Caribbean, and Pacific States (OACPS) ACP Innovation Fund, AGriDI is all about finding ingenious ways to tackle biodiversity management, climate change adaptation, and sustainable resource utilization.
Get ready to witness a revolution in West African agriculture as AGriDI pioneers the path to a brighter, more sustainable future!
Why You Should Apply
Do you find yourself needing assistance to take your agricultural venture to the next level? The AGriDI grant is here to assist. Whether you’re a small-scale farmer or you oversee a larger operation, AGriDI is providing support to empower you and improve your business’ potential.
The grant is open to the following countries:
Nigeria, Benin, Burkina Faso, Cabo Verde, Côte d’Ivoire, The Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Liberia, Mali, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone, and Togo.
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Categories of the Grant
The AGriDI grant is split into three categories:
- Co-development and adaptation of digital innovative solutions to enhance agricultural productivity.
- Development of digital innovative solutions for establishing market linkages for farmers’ produce.
- Development of policies to support digital innovation in the agriculture sector.
For each project, the grant budget ranges from EUR 150,000 to EUR 300,000, with a grant period of up to 15 months from the date of award.
Keep in mind that the submission deadline is May 31, 2023, with the expected date of publication of the award decision being June 30, 2023.
AGriDI aims to catalyze the use of agri-based digital technologies in West Africa and amplify the innovation process. By providing increased access to information and technology, digital technology can simplify and enhance the processes for farmers and small business owners.
This includes women and young people, to create and market their products and services, thus improving their income.
AGriDI seeks to increase the understanding, adoption, and use of digital agri technologies by farmers, SMEs, particularly women and young people. Furthermore, the initiative aims to bolster partnerships between research communities, businesses, and policymakers while improving the regulatory environment.
It aligns with the STISA of the African Union 2024 and ECOWAS national policies and plans for STI and ICT.
How to Apply for AGriDI Grants
Are you curious about how you can be a part of this? Here’s a step-by-step guide on how to apply for the AGriDI grants:
- What is the AGriDI grant?
AGriDI, or the West African Agricultural Infrastructure Digital Innovation Initiative, is a grant offered by the Association of African, Caribbean, and Pacific States (OACPS) ACP Innovation Fund to encourage innovative solutions in West African agricultural communities.
- Who can apply for the AGriDI grant?
Farmers and SMEs, particularly women and young people in West Africa, are encouraged to apply for the AGriDI grant.
- What are the categories of the AGriDI grant?
The AGriDI grant is split into three categories: co-development and adaptation of digital innovative solutions to enhance agricultural productivity, development of digital innovative solutions to establish market linkages for farmers’ produce, and development of policies to support digital innovation.
- When is the deadline to apply for the AGriDI grant?
The submission deadline for the AGriDI grant is May 31, 2023.
- What is the grant budget for AGriDI projects?
The grant budget for AGriDI projects ranges from EUR 150,000 to EUR 300,000.