Are you an agri-SME interested in accessing finance? Apply for the AgriXcel Programme before 3 October 2022

The Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA), in partnership with the African Management Institute (AMI) and Aceli Africa, invites applicants for the AgriXcel Programme. The programme is designed to support ambitious agri-SMEs by linking them to finance lenders and equipping them with practical tools and resources to improve their financial practices.

During the six month programme, participants will gain skills in making data-driven decisions and improving financial management using AMI Business, a financial tracking and analysis app, and implementing best practices for business growth, including financial analysis, leadership and governance, strategic business planning, customer management, markets, and streamlining operations. Participants will also gain linkages to financial service providers offering relevant financing as well as access peer learning and opportunities for collaboration.

Interested applicants must fulfill the following to apply:

  • Be based in Rwanda, Tanzania, Kenya, or Uganda and interested in finance in the next 6-12 months
  • Have generated revenue between USD 30,000 and USD 1,000,000 in the last financial year
  • Be operational for more than two years
  • Have at least two full-time employees
  • Be willing to participate online with access to a smartphone, laptop, and internet connection
  • Be willing to share financial/performance data as part of the financial goal tracking and analysis for finance readiness
  • Be agri-SMEs who buy/sell from small-scale farmers or SMEs involved in logistics, processing, and handling food crops produced by small-scale producers
  • Main participant must be the CEO, Managing Director, Owner, or Founder of the business; this person must be an active participant in the programme
  • Other participants must be senior leaders in the business capable of supporting the implementation of key practices
  • Women-owned businesses are highly encouraged to apply

To apply, visit: AgriXcel Programme Application