2022 GAIN/CoLab Agribusiness Innovation Challenge For Women & Youth-led Agribased Startups

Last Updated on September 12, 2022

Agribusiness Innovation Challenge

The Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN) has partnered with CoLab to implement an agribusiness innovation challenge targeted at women and youth-led agribased startups to help provide technical assistance training, improve their access to financial services, and develop their business concepts leveraging innovation to improve supply chain efficiency in Kaduna. This includes innovation around production, processing, distribution, and marketing. 

The Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN) is a Swiss-based foundation, launched at the United Nations in 2022 to tackle the human suffering caused by malnutrition. Working with governments, businesses and civil society, GAIN, which aims to transform food systems so that they deliver more nutritious foods for all people, especially the most vulnerable, has partnered with four innovation hubs in Nigeria to implement the Agribusiness Innovation Challenge to support the holistic development of Nigeria’s Agricultural sector.


  • This programme will run for 6 months and startups have the opportunity to win N5million in cash.


  • Open to women and youth-led agribased startups;
  • They should be operational in Kaduna State, Nigeria;
  • Applicants will be selected based on how relevant their startup is to the improvement of the supply chain in Kaduna and their pitch decks. The pitch decks should include the name of your business, your unique value proposition, target markets, business surveys, business registration details, evidence of traction, problem statements and solution. 


Applications will close on October 3, 2022. Selected participants will be notified by October 6, 2022 and must confirm participation by October 8, 2022.

Click here to apply

For more information, visit Agribusiness Innovation Challenge.

Deadline: October 3, 2022

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