Agriterra, in cooperation with BiD Network, organises a business plan competition for agricultural cooperatives and farmer-led business structures based in one of the following 8 African countries: Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi, Ethiopia, Zambia and Congo (DRC).
The business plan competition aims at strengthening the position of producers in the market and is specially designed for those cooperatives and farmer-led companies that have the ambition to expand their business or want to set up a new one.
Participants need to submit their online application (business summary) before 30th December 2010, and full business plans need to be submitted before 15th of March 2011. Participants will receive feedback on the plan and get access to useful business tools and to a network of more than 36,000 entrepreneurs, coaches and investors. In April 2011, the finalists will be selected. Five entrepreneurs will be invited for a business trip for trainings, b2b and investor meetings. These five finalists will compete for an incentive prize of €15,000. Furthermore as Agriterra we hope that the competition will allow us to get in touch with interesting cooperative business initiatives in Africa.
For more information, registration and criteria for participation, please check http://www.bidnetwork.org/agriterra