Ignite_

The narrative is changing...

__________________________________________________________ We have seen more young people in Agribusiness than ever before! The interest is there...What do we do then?   __________________________________________________________ Ignite is an Agribusiness Incubation Programme for young women. It sparks new life into young women in agribusiness by nurturing their ground-breaking ideas and turning them into profitable and sustainable Agribusinesses. __________________________________________________________ Ignite targets young women graduates below 35 years who have a burning desire to grow their Agribusinesses and challenge the status quo of “good jobs _______________________________________________________                                                                                                                                     Key Activities include
  • Providing advice and direction for obtaining finance
  • Resident Training Program
  • Internship
  • Coaching
  • Mentoring
  • Seed Funding
   

Meet some of the participants

Lydia Ayeh - Ayeh Farms

I'm into seed yam production. I've always had the old mindset of agriculture being all about production. At Ignite, I've learned to look at agric as a business  

Priscilla Asante - Asaps Company Limited.

We are into food packaging. Ignite has really helped me to shape my Agribusiness and to be innovative

Lariba Atibilla

I am Linda  from Hope Givers Company Limited and into plant oil extraction (shea butter). At Ignite, I have learnt to face my fears and go all out to do business in a different and more innovative way.  

Sheila Suluve - Ukulima Tech

My name is Sheila Suluve of Ukulima Tech. We develop, design and install clean, reliable and easy to maintain vertical gardens. At Ignite, I've learnt that solutions to challenges we face are usually within our surrounding. I've also learnt to market my business online and how to present my business to potential investors.  

Margaret Danso

is a dynamic and self motivated young lady with passion in poultry farming who wants to make a difference with her mind breaking idea to provide more food to feed her country. Being part of ignite has helped me to learn and also think into the future.  

Okoro November - Green Novy

We are an agricultural startup in Nigeria, building solar maize dryers which helps in the reduction of post harvest losses. Within these past weeks, I've been challenged to not only think outside the box but to come out of the box. My mind has been trained not to see limitations but opportunities.  

Maadjoa Boateng

Using the Internet to market our agricultural produce also introducing the USSD code and toll free numbers. At Ignite, I have learnt more about value addition and how to make your product unique.  

Lauretta Kuadey - FarmFresh .

 We produce fresh and organic  ( pytosanitary test qualified ) vegetable for the local and export market.  At Ignite I have acquired the importance of effective partnership and it benefits to the success of my Agribusiness.  

Ignite Agribusiness Programme

_________________________________________________________________________________ Ignite is an Agribusiness programme designed to spark creation of jobs and wealth in young women through Agripreneurship. Ignite nurture and turn their ground-breaking ideas into profitable and sustainable Agribusinesses. _________________________________________________________________________________ businesses are expected to become sustainable businesses producing value added goods and services that can not only bring high financial returns, but also increased employment to others, creation of demand for agricultural produce and more export opportunities.

WHO BECOMES GUZAKUZA-IGNITOR?

__________________________________________________________ The programme is designed for young woman graduates less than 35 years __________________________________________________________ Must have a tertiary qualification with at least a formal diploma or a higher tertiary qualification __________________________________________________________ Available to go through the entire program . __________________________________________________________ Must have a burning desire to start own Agribusiness after program __________________________________________________________ Must have a GUZA idea (Great,Unique,Zealous, Achievable).  

SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE

__________________________________________________________ The overall aim of this scholarship is to help increase both the number and the competencies of skilled Agripreneurs in Ghana. Therefore there has to be a clear need for this program by applicants. __________________________________________________________ The scholarship is a contribution towards your costs of living, the costs of tuition fees, travel(related to programme) the participant is expected to cover her personal costs.  __________________________________________________________ The scholarship is awarded in a very competitive selection to highly motivated applicants who are in a position to start their Agribusinesses with the newly-acquired skills and knowledge .

ELIGIBILITY CHECK

______________________________________________________________________________________ Only a maximum number of candidates can be considered for a scholarship based on the following checks. If your application does not meet the eligibility criteria it will be rejected regardless of any effort, time and money you put into it.  ______________________________________________________________________________________ The degree to which you fit into the target group of the programme ______________________________________________________________________________________ How potentially profitable and sustainable your Agribusiness idea is ______________________________________________________________________________________ How well you would be able to implement the newly-acquired knowledge in your Agribusiness ______________________________________________________________________________________ How well your plans for your agribusiness are described and how easily they can be implemented. ______________________________________________________________________________________ If there is a potential for real impact and change in your community. ______________________________________________________________________________________ No one else is already doing this work in this exact same way.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE

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Application opens __________________________________________________________ Application deadline __________________________________________________________ Telephone interview with shortlisted candidates __________________________________________________________ In person Interviews __________________________________________________________ Final candidates selected and Offer issued _________________________________________________________  

APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS

__________________________________________________________ All candidates must submit the following required documents online: __________________________________________________________ Filled form __________________________________________________________ Agribusiness idea __________________________________________________________ Curriculum Vitae ___________________________________________________________ 3 references (2 professional and 1 personal.) After the selection __________________________________________________________