The Leventis Foundation of Nigeria gives young entrepreneurs in agribusiness the opportunity to win up to N2 million in their empowerment scheme, labeled LFN30AGRIBUSINESS PITCH.
This scheme is designed to enable young people and farmers throughout Nigeria to get the initial money to help them meet their business goals.
For participation, agricultural entrepreneurs will use the use of social networks as a means of application, as well as the web portal of the Leventis Foundation, where they can download their business plan. The competition runs from August to early October 2018.
The executive director, Dr. Hope Usieta, said in a statement that the step of agribusiness is one of the activities aimed at celebrating the 30th anniversary of the Leventis Foundation and its commitment to improving livelihoods.
He added that the winners will be announced later in October and awarded in an exclusive gala dinner to complete the celebrations.
The Leventis Foundation Nigeria was founded in May 1988 after the amnesty of Anastasiosis Chief George Leventis (1902-1978) to help educational, cultural and other charitable courses in West Africa with great interest in Nigeria, based on the successful experience of the family business, encompassing more 80 years old.
Currently, the fund works in technical schools in more than nine locations in Nigeria and Ghana in partnership with the governments of the states of the regions.