The Africa Agri-Food Development Programme (AADP) is a joint initiative between the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine and the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade.
The Objective of the AADP is to develop partnerships between the Irish Agri-Food Sector and African countries to support sustainable growth of the local food industry, build markets for local produce and support mutual trade between Ireland and Africa.
It is intended that any investment by the AADP will be catalytic support with co-funding from the private sector. The fund is designed to leverage greater expertise, experience and investment from the Irish agri-food sector and projects should demonstrate results with a long-term developmental impact that will ultimately lead to sustainable benefits through investment by the private sector.
Applicants will be measured against teh following evaluation:
Funding of up to €250,000 per company for a full project or €100,000 for a feasibility study
The Department’s mission is to lead the sustainable development of the agri-food, forestry and marine sector and to optimise its contribution to national economic development and the natural environment. The Department is also the national accredited Paying Agency for the disbursal of EU funds which play a crucial role in supporting policy implementation and in underpinning efforts to achieve the objectives set out in industry development strategies.
The Department’s Objectives are: