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Africa Agri-Food Development Programme (AADP)
The Africa Agri-Food Development Programme (AADP) supports and enables Irish companies to realise their ambition of doing business in Africa. It has proven the catalyst that enables Irish businesses to explore and seize exciting opportunities to bring their expertise to Africa – to develop new markets and to contribute to a programme of mutual trade between Ireland and Africa.
Through matched grant funding the programme offers Irish agri-businesses of all sizes an invaluable opportunity to develop and harness the potential from innovative partnerships with companies in sub-Saharan African countries.
It enables businesses to manage their financial risk and to use their expertise and resources to work on projects jointly that will deliver a strong and positive impact.
The AADP, which opens every 6 months for funding applications to support projects and feasibility studies, enables Ireland’s agri-food sector to contribute to the shared Sustainable Development Goals
that aim to tackle poverty and hunger, fight inequality and make real and sustainable changes that better the lives of the world's most vulnerable communities.