The Africa Agribusiness Academy stimulates and supports entrepreneurship toward increased food security in Africa.
Founded in 2010, the AAA is a pan-African business platform for small and medium-sized agrifood enterprises (SMEs). These AAA member companies share and pool their knowledge and experiences, collaborate and form partnerships, support one another and provide inspiration and guidance for current and up-and-coming agribusinesses, inside and outside of the network.
The AAA supports these entrepreneurs by offering capacity development and training opportunities, marketing, communication and networking support and facilitating the collaboration and mutual learning of all members.
The expanding AAA is currently active in Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Rwanda, Malawi and Ethiopia, with more entrepreneurs in more countries coming on-board soon. Each country has a specific ‘Country Chapter’ which coordinates the activities of that country, while regional “Business Clubs” stimulate tight cooperation between members from the same area. Sector-specific and thematic collaboration is achieved through the five ‘Sector Desks’ (Dairy, Poultry, Honey, Fruits and Vegetables and Agro-Inputs) with members benefiting from exposure to transnational experiences and knowledge.
The AA Academy is supported by Sokoine University of Agriculture, Department of Agricultural Economics and Agribusiness (DAEA/SUA) in Tanzania and Wageningen UR (University & Research Centre) in the Netherlands.
Next to the members own contributions, both financial and in-kind, the Academy gratefully receives funding from national and international (agri-) businesses, the Wageningen Ambassadors, the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs (DGIS), and from private sponsors.
Stimulating entrepreneurship to increase food security in Africa!