Africa Agri Food Development Programme 2021/2022

Deadline: 30/07/21 at 5:00pm.

TheAfrica Agri Food Development Programme 2021/2022 for food companies in Africa is referred to as a joint enterprise between the Department of Agricuture, the Marine, Food and the Department of Foreign Affairs.

The goal of theAfrica Agri Food Development Programme 2021/2022 for food companies in Africa is to develop partnerships between African countries and the Irish Agri-Food Sector in order to support continuos growth of the local food industry, support mutual trade between Africa and Ireland and to build markets for local produce. This will be attained by supporting eligible Irish companies to buid purposeful partnerships with African companies and use their resources and skills to cooperatively work on projects which will have a strong development effect. The possibility of a project to contribute to reaching the furthest behind will be a key consideration in assessing applications, in line with the priorities laid out in Ireland’s policy for development internationally, A better world.

It is a need of the Africa Agri-Food Development Programme that any investment of public funds will be at the minimum matched by co-funding from the private sector. It is intended that AADP investments serve as a stimulant for higher private sector investment, which will bring remarkable development effect and expand purposeful partnerships between locally owned and operated African countries and Irish agri-food companies. Only applicants who can clearly reveal financial and development in addition, will be approved for funding. The fund is planned to grip greater expertise, experience and investment from the Irish agri food sector and projects should show resuIts with a long term developmental impact which will in the end lead to continuos benefits in African countries by investment through private sector.

Irish agri food expertise is far reaching and the following are the suitable examples of AADP projects:

Knowledge and Technology Transfer

Project Management

Continuos production and processing systems

R and D

Business and capacity development



Every suggested project must contribute strongly to the continuos development of the food system within the African countries or country chosen, and it must also be commercial in nature and focus;

Only agri food companies that have been registered must apply/incorporated in Ireland not less than twelve months prior to the AADP application time beginning;

Alongside the relevant Application Form, all AADP applicants must provide:

An account of project related “flow of funds”

  • At least one year of audited accounts;
  • Any further documentation found to be relevant and agreed with partners
  • Any background contracts and Memoranda of Understanding
  • Company and tax information

Every applicant for Full Projects must be able to reveal that they not less than 3 years of experience within their team in the relevant agri food sector and development context.

The Partners involved for Full Projects must include at least one  local commercial entity in Africa and one Irish registered agri food company.

A Feasibility Study should include a list of any potential partners within the application incase an applicant company suggests to undertake it.

The application must clearly outline how these 2 well defined companies will enter an even-handed and ethical partnership.

  1. Why public funds are essential to finance the initiative and will not replace existing funding sources.
  2. How will the intended results of the project provide additional contributions to the continuos development of the local agri food system in the African country/countries? All proposals must clearly explain the above 2 questions.

Projects will be supported in the countries beIow- Malawi, Senegal, Tanzania, Cote d’lvoire, Liberia, South Africa, Zimbabwe, Botswana, Ghana, Uganda, Mozambique, Zambia, Sierra Leone, Kenya, Namibia, Ethiopia, Nigeria and Rwanda;

Successful Africa Agri-Food Development Programme funding applicants will be motivated to engage with the Irish and other national and international NGOs where possible on numerous aspects of the projects i.e training and extension, project design, community engagement and mobilization etc.

The Africa Agri Food Development Programme is now open for submissions.

Application forms have to be finished by the Irish applicant company and submitted to,ie.

The closing date for the receipt of applications is 30/07/21 at 5:00pm.

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Application Forms

Applications will be only allowed through the official AADP Application Forms. To request an Application Form For a Full Project please email with the subject “Application Form Request”

For More Details:

You can visit the Official Webpage of the Africa Agri-Food Development Programme 2021/2022




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