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African Agribusiness Incubation Network (AAIN)

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African Agribusiness Incubators Network (AAIN) is a private sector initiative whose core mandate is to “Strengthen agribusiness incubation capacity as well as commercialize agricultural technologies and innovation in Africa”. The network was formed in November 2014 and registered in 2015 in Accra, Ghana and since then has over 110 registered members drawn from the African continent and beyond. AAIN serves individuals, organization or firms interested in agribusiness incubation in Africa whiles providing technical support in agribusiness development through incubation and mentorship, off-taking innovations and technologies from research for commercialization.

AAIN works across knowledge platforms to facilitate private sector engagement and support of youth mentorship, technology adaptation, localization and commercialization. AAIN has pioneered and co-created a novel Learn as You Earn education model. It was co-created through the Universities, Business and Research collaboration and promotes agribusiness education incubation and enriched further through the universities private sector forums. AAIN has developed an Agribusiness Incubation Agenda for Africa, with 4 investment focus areas, amongst them, has established the African Agribusiness Incubation Fund (AAIF), as a financial and technical support service for agribusiness incubation.

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