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Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Agropreneurs in constant fund seeking marathon

 Majority entrepreneurs in the agro-business industry are always seeking for fund as more candidates interested in the Tony Elumelu Entrepreneurship Programme (TEEP) are those interested in the agricultural sector exploration, reports NaijaAgroNet.

NaijaAgroNet recalls that the $100 million fund by the entrepreneur extraordinary, Mr. Tony Elumelu, opened its portal for registration on December 31, 2014 and has welcomed applications from over 20 countries in not more than 12 hours.

The Tony Elumelu Entrepreneurship Programme (TEEP) NaijaAgroNet reports, was designed to empower African entrepreneurs which was launched in Lagos State by thechairman of Heirs Holdings Mr Tony Elumelu.

The CEO of Tony Elumelu Foundation DrWiebe Boer, said that the top agendaof the programme is agriculture which have the power to transform Africa by creating more jobs, provide food and reduce hunger.

 “The top one is agriculture, which I think is also very interesting because if you think of where agriculture was as a sector in Africa about five years ago, it was seen as something about poverty, treachery, young people certainly won’t want anything to do about agriculture,” said Boer.


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