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AGreenLab

Afrique de l’Ouest et Centrale

AGreenLab

Burkina Faso, Senegal

Entrepreneurship

Ongoing project

Donors : Union Européenne

Duration : 3 ans (2020-2023)

Budget : 1 643 510 €

Context

Agriculture represents respectively 10% and 31% of the GDP of Senegal and Burkina Faso and mobilises between 30% and 80% of the active population of these countries. Moreover, 30% of the Senegalese population and 81% of the Burkinabe population are still without electricity access. The renewable energy and agribusiness sectors are therefore promising markets in which it is crucial to encourage innovation in order to meet the food needs of a growing population, improve the inclusion of vulnerable populations, but also in an effort to mitigate climate change.

Goals

Contribute to the emergence of young entrepreneurial leaders in Africa and the development of partnerships and investments between Europe and Africa.

Beneficiaries

Four business support structures strengthened and host an incubation and acceleration facility dedicated to young people,
100 innovative start-ups/SMEs in the agri-food and renewable energy sectors supported, 30 of which are managed by women, and benefit from an innovative financing scheme.