The Agricultural Apprentice Incubator is aimed at unlocking investment and Facilitating Trade in Ugandan Resilience zones through collaborations with female-led Agri-SMEs. Based on the learnings from the WAII Facility Program, female led Agribusinesses have less interest in the refugee/Karamoja communities and thus are more concentrated in developed communities. To bridge this gap, Finding XY designed the Agricultural Apprentice Incubator to support female-led agri-businesses establish an operational stronghold in refugee/Karamoja communities through an apprentice model with smallholder farmers, startups, entrepreneurship groups, and agents.
Using a 9-month incubation curriculum, Finding XY supports agribusinesses to deepen operations within refugee communities by providing BDS apprenticeships to startups who sell or buy from smallholder farmers within the refugee communities. The curriculum is tailored according to the business ideas and needs of the agri-businesses and Agriprenuers in the target regions. This is intended to strengthen value chains and foster innovative solutions to address food security gaps within local communities.