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Latin America and the Caribbean
Agroemprende Programme "Innovating in the Territory" (Programa Agroemprende "Innovando en el Territorio") (2017- )



Date: 2017-
Web: Official website of the programme
Description: The program provides an environment conducive to the detection of opportunities, aid in the formulation of business strategies, access to resources for the start-up and strengthening of agro industrial enterprises for rural youth between the ages of 18 and 40. Through a call for proposals, the program aims to encourage rural youth to lead their own projects, through which the program seeks to promote entrepreneurship and innovation. At the same time the program seeks to strengthen the creation of new local businesses of agro industrial nature and services, encouraging diversification and productive innovation, as well as to support regional and rural development and to promote the creation of more and better quality jobs.


Target population: Rural youth between the ages of 18 and 40
Area of intervention: 1) Support for independent work
Geographic scale: Rural and National
Targeting method: Categorical
Instrument of selection: For the calls, there is a deadline for the submission of projects, which are evaluated by the Jury, who evaluates and selects the projects of the rural youths depending on the following factors: - Originality of the business idea presented. - Quality of data used as support to the work and technical solidity of the business plan. - Attendance at the courses given during the period of the call. - Potential impact in terms of creating wealth, creating employment and / or associating with other entrepreneurs. - Personal background and balance of the team or entrepreneur presenting the plan; they may be obtained during the process of Tutoring and / or Training.


Legal framework: Resolution 150-E / 2017
Responsible organization(s): Ministerio de Producción y Trabajo
Executing organization(s): Secretariat of Agroindustry (Ministry of Production and Labour)
Source of funding: Gobierno de Argentina

Promotion of rural work

Recipient(s): Rural youth between the ages of 18-40
Description: The program seeks to: - Promote and strengthen the enterprises of rural youth - Promote a higher level of occupation of young people in rural areas through sustainable ventures - Collaborate in the development of rural youth to reduce migration and strengthen the sustainable development of the agricultural sector.


Calls for productive projects - promotion of rural enterprises

Recipient(s): Rural youth between the ages of 18 and 40 who are simultaneously the owners of the projects to be undertaken.
Description: Through the calls for productive projects, which include training and support through activities, the program expects to: - Financial aid for those projects that are selected according to the bases and conditions that were approved - Provide technical training services for all young people enrolled in the creation of rural enterprises - Articulate with help of other public and private organizations, the implementation and evaluation of the projects - Form a network of institutions to promote entrepreneurship among rural youth throughout the national territory - Provide access to resources for the start-up - Strengthening of existing agro industrial ventures.




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