The AECF runs competitions targeting specific economic sectors (including agribusiness, renewable energy, resilience and rural financial services), specific countries in Africa, or development corridors involving several countries. Each competition typically can have more than one Funding Round for additional applications depending on donor support. The amount of funding that the AECF can award to a single business is between US$ 250,000 and US$ 1.5m, although this amount may vary depending on the competition. Every business entering the competitions must meet specific eligibility criteria.

Individual AECF Windows are highlighted below:

 

  • Agribusiness Africa Window

    Agribusiness Africa Window

    The AECF Agribusiness Africa Window (AAW) is a special fund of the AECF that supports business ideas in the fields of agribusiness, financial services and value chains to be implemented in Africa.
  • General Window

    General Window

    The AECF General Window (GW) is a special fund of the AECF that supports business ideas in the fields of agribusiness, financial services and value chains. GW was the first AECF competition opened in 2008.
  • Post-Conflict Window

    Post-Conflict Window

    The AECF Post Conflict Window (PCW) was created to provide special opportunities for applicants from post-conflict countries such as DRC, Liberia, Sierra Leone, Somalia and Somaliland.
  • REACT Window

    REACT Window

    The Renewable Energy and Adaptation to Climate Technologies (REACT) Window is a special fund of the AECF open to business ideas based on low cost clean energy solutions that help smallholder farmers adapt to climate change.
  • Research Into Business Window

    Research Into Business Window

    The AECF Research into Business Window (RIB) is a special window of the AECF with the aim of stimulating the private sector to commercialize existing, readily available and near complete agricultural research and technology products for the benefit of the rural poor.
  • South Sudan Window

    South Sudan Window

    The AECF South Sudan Window (SSW) is a special fund of the AECF that supports business ideas in the fields of agribusiness, associated service sectors and value chains which extend from the Republic of South Sudan to local and international markets.
  • Tanzania Window

    Tanzania Window

    AECF TZAW is  a special fund of the AECF open to agribusiness ideas for Tanzania only.The widest possible range of agribusiness related projects are eligible for support.
  • Zimbabwe Window

    Zimbabwe Window

    The AECF Zimbabwe Window (ZW) is a special fund of the AECF that supports ideas in the fields of agriculture, agribusiness, rural financial services and value chains which extend from rural Zimbabwe to local and international markets.