Government Of Ireland Africa Development Program (AADP) 2024

The Government of Ireland’s Africa Development Program intends to provide a €250,000 grant for a comprehensive project that will have a long-term developmental impact in order to promote the local food industry’s sustainable growth.

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Status: ❌ Closed
Expired on:July 5, 2024
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The goal of the AADP is to create partnerships between the Irish agri-food sector and African nations in order to foster mutual trade between Ireland and Africa, as well as the sustainable development of local food industries and markets.

Eligibility Criteria

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

  • 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.

Selection Criteria

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

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

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.

How to Apply

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 [email protected] before the deadline (close of business, Friday, 5 July 2024).
  • Please monitor the program’s website and the department’s social media accounts for updates.
  • For any questions or queries on the application process, please contact [email protected] .
Click on the apply button below to commence your application.
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