Apply for YAEDP Nigerian Youth N800,000 Grant

Apply for Youth in Agrifood Export Development Program (YAEDP) 2022 For Nigerian Youth (N800,000 Grant)

The Youth in Agri-Food Export Development Program (YAEDP) 2022 Youth in Agri-Food Export Development Program (YAEDP) is a six-month program for 15,000 Nigerian youth aged 25-40 to participate in exports.

Designed to develop the capabilities of the sector. The program will provide training, market linkages and digital support to entrepreneurs and cooperative leaders in the Nigerian agri-food sector.

Abia, Adamawa, Cross River, Edo, FCT, Kano, Kogi, Lagos, Ogun, and Oyo.

Value Chains:
YAEDP is accepting applications from agri-food entrepreneurs and co-operative leaders in these value chains: cocoa, spices, sesame, shea butter, cashews, cassava, soybeans, rubber, and ginger.

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Nigerian agripreneurs and agro-cooperative leaders between 25 – 40 years old who are looking to export their produce.
  • Applicants’ businesses must be located in the priority states in the country.
  • Applicants must produce and/or sell food products in the priority value chains.
  • The business must have been operational for at least one year.
  • If selected, participants must be willing to dedicate at least 3 hours in a week for 6 – 8 weeks for the training component of the program. The training will be entirely online leveraging digital channel and media.


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