Agri4change

Summary

Agri4Change, where we’re not just planting seeds, we’re cultivating futures. Our programme is a beacon of hope for micro and subsistence farmers, designed to ignite the flames of entrepreneurship within communities longing for sustainable growth. Our mission is simple yet profound: to empower entrepreneurs by equipping them with the tools and knowledge necessary to thrive.

We understand that many possess the passion and ideas needed for success but are hindered by obstacles beyond their current capacity. Agri4Change offers a comprehensive curriculum covering essential skills development for micro and subsistence farmers, from farming practices to leadership and life skills. Our interactive approach fosters both proficiency and a holistic understanding of sustainable economic impact.

Description and Outcomes

During this 24-month Mentorship and Training Programme we will impact beneficiaries and support them towards embarking on an agriculture-focused journey.  They will be empowered (facilitate and mentor) equipped (skills training) and enabled (stipend) to start or grow a successful and sustainable agri-business.

Skills Development outcomes include:

  • An accredited certificate (QCTO) on successfull completion of the training programme. 
  • A mentoring certificate reflecting their successful participation and completion of the Angels mentorship programme.
  • Various soft skills certificates from MindTools on completion of relevant courseware.
  • Income Generating Assets purchased with grant funding and Business Development Support.

Personal Development outcomes include the following abilities that will be evident through their future actions:

  • Foster innovative thinking and initiative, encouraging exploration of scalability and sustainability.
  • Discover and explore diverse interests, strengths, and previously unconsidered markets.
  • Develop critical thinking, research, and analysis skills for informed decision-making.
  • Cultivate purposeful lives aligned with values and passions.
  • Build confidence and overall self-esteem, fostering resilience.
  • Forge valuable connections for opportunities and broader support networks.
  • Contribute to societal well-being through empathy and good service delivery.
  • Enhance cultural awareness, inclusivity, and effective collaboration in diverse settings.

Programme Activities

  • Agri-Bootcamp: a 5-day entrepreneurial Bootcamp that utilizes the Launch League rural incubator methodologies and resources and integrates the Lean Canvas methodology and business fundamentals in interactive sessions.
  • Beneficiary Selections: The Bootcamp will end in a Pitch Deck event, where the entrepreneurs will present their business plans for the opportunity to be selected to enter the Grant Funding, Training and Mentorship Programme.  
  • Grant Fund, Training & Mentorship Programme: Selected Beneficiaries will participate in: Accredited Training, facilitated by locally employed trained facilitators. Professional Mentoring & Coaching which includes guided spending of the grant fund towards income generating assets.

This Enterprise development programme, with its focus on food security and economic prosperity, is vital for nurturing the spirit of entrepreneurship in rural communities.  By equipping aspiring or developing agri-entrepreneurs with the skills, knowledge, and values needed to manage a thriving small agricultural venture, they will contribute positively to their environment and can lead their communities towards a brighter future.

We look forward to the opportunity to make a meaningful impact through the Agri4Change Development Programme in your community. Should you require any further information, please do not hesitate to reach out to us. Contact Lizelle Coombs: 0861 111 950 | angels@angelsinc.co.za | South Africa