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2 March 2022

The Land Accelerator

The Land Accelerator is a training program and curated network for entrepreneurs who restore degraded forests and farmland. It is anchored by an intensive week-long workshop when the cohort meets in person. There is no fee to join, and the program does not take equity. Applications are now open for entrepreneurs from Africa, Latin America and South Asia.

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Are you an entrepreneur who’s interested in joining? If you are working to improve a degraded landscape, want to learn fast and raise money for your venture, then this is the right program for you. Applications are currently open for entrepreneurs from Africa, Latin America and South Asia.

What is the Land Accelerator Africa?

In 2018, World Resources Institute (WRI) launched the Land Accelerator Africa, the world’s first training and mentorship program targeted specifically toward businesses that restore degraded forests, farmland and pasture.

To support the AFR100 Initiative’s goal of restoring 100 million hectares of land by 2030, the Land Accelerator provides entrepreneurs across Africa with mentorship and networking opportunities, technical training and workshops to build up their storytelling and pitching skills.

Participants leave the program more empowered to connect with potential investors so that they can take their business to the next stage of growth. The program has attracted nearly 1,400 applicants in Africa since 2018, and its 104 alumni from 34 countries report that they have created 11,200 jobs, worked with 56,000 farmers and restored 127,000 hectares.

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Click here for more information on Land Accelerator South Asia

Click here for more information on Land Accelerator Latin America

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From 2 March 2022 to 31 March 2022

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