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Government Of Ireland Africa Development Program 2024 (AADP) | How To Apply

Ireland Ministry for Agriculture is offering the Government Of Ireland Africa Development Program to interested Africans.

The Government Of Ireland Africa Development Program aims to support the sustainable growth of the local food industry with a €250,000 fund for a full project that will have a long-term developmental impact.

In this post, we will provide a breakdown of the details of this opportunity including the details, requirements, benefits, and how interested applicants can submit their applications.

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Government Of Ireland Africa Development Program Summary

  • Host: Government of Ireland
  • Category: Competitions | Training
  • Eligible Countries: Africa
  • Reward: €250,000 Grant
  • No IELTS Required
  • Deadline: July 5, 2024
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Government Of Ireland Africa Development Program Details:

The Government of Ireland Africa Agri-food Development Programme is a joint initiative by the Ireland Ministry for Agriculture, Food and the Marine and the Ministry of State at the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade to support partnerships between Irish and African agri-food companies.

The Objective of the AADP is to develop partnerships between the Irish Agri-Food Sector and African countries to support sustainable growth of the local food industry, build markets for local produce, and support mutual trade between Ireland and Africa.

The fund is designed to leverage greater expertise, experience and investment from the Irish agri-food sector and projects should demonstrate results with a long-term developmental impact that will ultimately lead to sustainable benefits through investment by the private sector.

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Requirements for Government of Ireland Africa Agri-food Development Programme

To be considered for the Government of Ireland Africa Agri-food Development Programme, you must meet the following requirements:

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  • The partners involved must include one Irish registered agri food company and one local commercial entity in Africa;
  • All proposed projects must be commercial in nature and focus. Funding will only be awarded to Irish registered agri food companies.
  • AADP funding is up to a maximum of €250,000 per company for a full project or €100,000 for a feasibility study.
  • AADP funding will not exceed 50% of the costs of the project;
  • The funds contributed by the Irish registered agri food company must not comprise funding received from any other Irish Public funding source.
  • If an applicant company was previously successful in applying for AADP funding, it must explain clearly (in the application form) the new project goals/outcomes and how they differ from those in the initial funding round.
  • If an applicant company proposes to undertake a feasibility study, it should include a list of ‘potential’ partners with the application.
  • Projects will be supported in the following countries – Ethiopia, Kenya, Nigeria Malawi, Mozambique, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda, and Zambia;
    • Funding from the AADF must bring about additionality and not replace existing funding;
    • Successful AADF funding applicants will be encouraged to engage with Irish NGOs where possible on various aspects of the projects i.e. Mechanical and Engineering, Project design, etc.

Benefits of Government of Ireland Africa Development Programme 2024

  • AADP funding is up to €250,000 per company for a full project or €100,000 for a feasibility study.

Selection Criteria for Government of Ireland Africa Development Programme

Applications for the Government of Ireland Africa Development Programme will be evaluated against the following criteria:

  • Development Impact
  • Company expertise (Technical, financial etc)
  • Commercial viability
  • Risk Analysis
  • Monitoring and Expenditure

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How to Apply for Government of Ireland Africa Development Programme (Step by Step)

To apply for the Government of Ireland Africa Development Programme, interested and qualified applicants should follow the steps below;

  • Click on the button below to visit the application webpage
  • Submissions will only be accepted through the official AADP application form.
  • Download the application form for a full project or a feasibility study below.
  • Please return the completed application form to aadp@dfa.ie before the deadline (close of business, Friday, 5 July 2024).
  • Please monitor the programs’s website and the department’s social media accounts for updates.
  • For any questions or queries on the application process, please contact aadp@dfa.ie .

Deadline: July 5, 2024

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