Frequently Asked Questions

The African Food Changemakers Hub (AFC Hub) is a virtual home for active and aspiring agri-food entrepreneurs. The Hub is a platform for these entrepreneurs to start or accelerate their agri-food work, connect, and celebrate their successes on the African continent. The community provides access to funding, learning, and training programs, agri-food data, recognition, visibility and growth opportunities, and other resources to help entrepreneurs scale their businesses in the African agri-food sector.

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African Food Changemakers membership is open to 

  • Aspiring agri-food entrepreneurs (known in the community as AFC Planters) 
  • Active agri-food entrepreneurs (known in the community as AFC Entrepreneurs) 
  • Agrifood entrepreneurs who have participated or currently participating in any of our support programs (known in the community as AFC Fellows).

 

Membership in the African Food Changemakers community is open to all entrepreneurs anywhere on any food and agriculture value chain, including but not limited to:

  • Production
  • Processing
  • Marketing
  • Climate action
  • Consulting/professional services
  • Digital services
  • Input provision
  • Mechanization and equipment

Food Preparation and Blogging (Chefs and Cooks)

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As a registered member, you have access to the following and a lot more:

  • Co-create solutions, connect, share and learn from other agri-food entrepreneurs across 37 African countries.
  • Find potential customers, partners, distributors and suppliers in the community.
  • Participate in exclusive virtual and in-person training, workshops, exhibitions, and events.
  • Referrals to funders and funding opportunities.
  • Access to members-only data and resources.
  • Nomination for local and global speaking opportunities, media appearances, prizes and awards.

Coaching and mentoring from industry experts.

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An interest in the African agri-food sector, or an active agri-food business operated by an African anywhere in Africa. All you need to do is to sign up to the membership Hub through the link below.

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Once an entrepreneur’s profile information has been submitted, it takes 2-3 business days for the African Food Changemakers team to approve or contact you via email with follow-up questions to verify your profile

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African Food Changemakers supports aspiring African agri-food entrepreneurs to launch innovative agribusiness start-ups through knowledge exchange, training, networking, mentoring, and other resources. Members of this community are called AFC Planters.

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These are active agri-food entrepreneurs from anywhere in Africa who have already started an agri-food business and joined the African Food Changemakers membership Hub to leverage its benefits to grow their agri-food business.

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Entrepreneurs who have passed through  African Food Changemakers’ programs and training become inducted into the AFC Fellow community at the end of their program or training.

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Any African Food Changemakers member can contribute relevant information through the AFC Hub. All contributions will be received, reviewed and approved by the AFC team.

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Non-members can access general agri-food upcoming events, select data articles/journals and select available funding opportunities. 

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No. African Food Changemakers only provides information and connections to funding opportunities specifically for members in the AFC community.

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No. African Food Changemakers members are only agri-food businesses that have submitted a membership sign-up application and have been verified by the African Food Changemakers team.

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No. Membership in the African Food Changemakers Hub is free. However, you must be an aspiring or active entrepreneur in the food and agriculture sector.

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Yes. African Food Changemakers can withdraw membership anytime by notifying us through their custom membership dashboard or via our membership mailbox. However, we recommend remaining in the community to continue to leverage the exclusive membership opportunities.

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We only nominate businesses with a complete, matching profile to various opportunities as they become available. Please ensure to completely update your membership profile to enable us to match you with the most suitable business opportunities for your company.

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For more information about these FAQ, please contact info@afchub.org