Get trained: improve your agribusiness and connect to other female entrepreneurs

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Join one of our 2-day trainings in Ethiopia in which you improve your business model and connect to other female agribusiness entrepreneurs. The training will increase your confidence and skills in becoming a successful agribusiness entrepreneur. After the aya training, participants leave with a first draft of your improved business model and an action plan for implementation. During the training, female business champions will be present to provide advice and share experiences.

  • Date: 4-11-2019 09:00 AM - 15-11-2019 05:00 PM
  • Location: Ethiopia (Map)


Register now via the Training Registration Form.

When & where: 

NOV 4th & 5th                     ADDIS ABABA

NOV 7th & 8th                     ADDIS ABABA

NOV 11th & 12th                 BAHIR DAR

NOV 14th & 15th                 Location to be determined based on applications

Register quickly as we only have 50 spots available!

Training content

You will be trained in our own business tools, specially targeting women in agribusiness. You will be trained in:

  • Business model canvas
  • Customer research
  • Value proposition design
  • Finance
  • Pitching

But that's not all. We will make you part of the aya family through a connection that will last far beyond the training: Through online mentor groups you will receive practical assignments you can implement in your business, inspiration and most importantly an opportunity to keep on supporting one another.

Aya is part of the larger program 2SCALE. The business models that show most potential will be linked to larger agribusiness partnerships in Ethiopia. 

Trainee requirements

To be considered for the trainings you have to:

  1. Be the female owner of a registered agribusiness
  2. Have an existing business that has been running for at least 1 year
  3. Produce consumer food products for the local/national or East-African market or provide support services for these type of businesses.
  4. Be willing to make your business more inclusive by working with more smallholder farmers, more low-income workers or developing more products for low income markets.
  5. Be active in one of the following value chains: 
    • Staples (teff, sorghum, rice)
    • Oilseeds (soybean, Niger seeds, groundnuts)
    • Fresh produce (vegetables, fruits, spices)
    • Dairy and animal proteins (poultry, sheep, goats, dairy, honey)

All other applicants will not be considered eligible for this training.

Practical issues

There is room for 50 applicants in total. Applicant selection for the training will be based on your motivation and the potential of your business model in the food-agri sector.

The training is free of costs and daily lunch and snacks are included. Travel, accommodation, breakfast, dinner and other daily expenses are to be paid by applicants themselves.

Register now via the Training Registration Form.