Application Criteria



Application Criteria

  • Applicant on the pilot phase must be citizens or residents of Nigeria or Rwanda.
  • Applicant must live in Nigeria or Rwanda.
  • Applicant’s business must be registered and operational in Nigeria or Rwanda for at least one year.
  • Applicants must be between age of 20-35 at the time of application
  • Applicants must be an agricultural entrepreneur and business initiative must address the themes of the initiative.
  • Application must address reduction of young women’s unemployment within their communities.
  • Applicants in a partnership should apply together with their partners as one company.
  • Applicants in partnership must provide consent letter from partner(s).
  • Business of applicants must be sustainable, financially viable and must be their authentic idea.
  • In a case where applicants have more than one business focus, only one of the business focuses should be presented
  • Selected beneficiaries are not allowed to apply again in the future.
  • Current employees or their families from JR Farms and affiliate/partner organizations are not eligible to apply.
  • Applicants must be willing to share equity stake for a period of 4 years.
  • Applications must be made in English or French