Its purpose was to bring together all the different institutions involved in UniBRAIN: the Steering Committee, the Independent Grants Committee, the implementing partners (FARA, ANAFE, ATPS, PanAAC, ASARECA, CORAF/WECARD and SADC/FANR) and most importantly, the 12 Agribusiness Innovation Incubation Consortia (AIIC) selected from 51 concept notes to develop competitive business plans.
In addition to providing an opportunity for the stakeholders to get to know each other, the main focus of the conference was on developing business models and business plans with a view to assisting the AIIC to make the best possible submissions of business plans for review by the Independent Grants Committee by the deadline of 14 May 2011.
Forum for East African Community (EAC) Dairy Enterprises Development (FEDED)
University of Nairobi
creating competitive livestock-based agribusiness enterprises
CSIR-Animal Research Institute.
[Partnership for Agro-processing and entrepreneurship develop in Uganda
Department of Food Science & TechnologyMakerere University
Zambia Mango and Local Fruits Value Chain Consortium (“Zambia Mango Consortium”)
Frontier Development Associates
Centre d’Innovation Agro-forestier du Mali, Projet CAF
Agro Industrie Development SA (AID-SA)
Consortium de Création et de Renforcement des Capacités d’Entreprises Agro commerciales (CCRC-EA)
Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique et Technologique (CNRST)
Chibuto School of Business and Entrepreneurship Incubator
Chibuto School of Business and Entrepreneurship (ESNEC) – Eduardo Mondlane University(UEM).
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Sorghum Value Chain Agribusiness Innovation Incubator Consortium
Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT).
Ghana agribusiness incubator and entrepreneurship centre (GAIEC)
Universty for Development Studies, Tamale
Incubation and Diversification of Banana Products for Agribusiness (IDBPA)
Consortium for Enhancing University Responsiveness to Agribusiness Development (CURD)
Related blog post: The Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs/Danida has provided funds to FARA to support the Universities, Business and Research in Agricultural INovation (UniBRAIN) Initiative.