The Forum for Agricultural Research in Africa (FARA) launched its Holistic Empowerment for Livelihoods Program (HELP), a strategy for strengthening strategic human capital formation, Agricultural Innovation System (AIS) and Agripreneurship to drive holistic value chain development and climate-relevant empowerment and improved livelihoods in Africa. As a component of HELP, FARA is implementing Agricultural Research and Innovation Fellowship for Africa (ARIFA), which aims to produce a new generation of fit-for-purpose workforce to re-engineer the African agri-food sector to provide the change factor for rapid agricultural transformation in the next 10 years. ARIFA will facilitate regular entry of cohorts of graduates and agripreneurs into innovation systems apparel of FARA through Innovation Platforms (IP) and rural learning routes located in and around African institutions, universities, technical colleges and rural communities. The Nnamdi Azikiwe IP is an independent agripreneurship program under TCE-BEATS, more or less a business venture, and will be co-funded by FARA/TETFund. The IP’s Faculty Focal Lead (FFL) is Dr. Akudo Onunwa.