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Our Focus

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DAIN Network focuses on early-stage agribusiness entrepreneurship and supplier development training for youth, startups, SMEs and farmer co-ops in the agribusiness verticals. We utilize professionals in the African Diaspora and the private sector to provide mentorship, technical assistance, and potential angel investing.

Our focus is to assist early-stage enterprises to integrate themselves into Food Supply Chains by creating new product categories or innovations for indigenous foods.

 

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What We Do

 

Agribusiness Entrepreneurship Training

 

We offer Free agribusiness bootcamp training to entrepreneurs, farmers, startups, and SMEs who are in the agribusiness verticals. Our bootcamps teach the average person how to build a sustainable agribusiness venture using various critical-thinking exercises and business frameworks. There will be a lot of group activity focused on getting entrepreneurs to think outside-the-box.

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Supplier Development Training

 

We have trainings and workshops throughout the year to help SMEs understand the complexities to becoming a supplier to a multinational. Multinationals have complex and rigorous quality standards to be a part of their supply chain; through our partnerships we can assist SMEs and startups on identifying opportunities to become a quality supplier.

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Mentorship & Technical Assistance

 

Through our diaspora professional and corporate networks, we have professionals who have domain and sector experience to help SMEs and startups scale their ventures. 

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Youth Engagement – Critical-thinking workshops and bootcamps

 

We have programs focused on attracting and keeping youth engaged in agribusiness, so they can build wealth and create jobs in their local communities. We have trained and impacted many youth in the agribusiness sectors, many of these youth have found opportunities to get internships with local and global consumer food companies.

 

 

 

Impact Facts

 

 

 

2,000 +

 

Diaspora Mentors

 

1,500 +

 

Youth & Young Adults Interested in Agribusiness

 

2,000 +

 

Startups & SMEs Impacted

 

20 +

 

Agribusiness Private Sector Partners

We are interested in incubating ideas and innovations which can make African agribusiness more efficient. For example, innovations or technologies that can help preserve and alleviate food losses, and value addition like, consumer products – preservation, processing and marketing of indigenous foods.

 

These ideas should be scalable to build a thriving enterprise – by building wealth and employing workers, but to also generate jobs and a financial return to potential investors.