Call: International Agri & Food and Horticulture & Starting Materials Seed Money Projects (SMPs) 2018
Seed Money Projects serve to initiate (or act as the ‘seed’ for) international partnerships for Dutch SMEs in the Agri & Food and Horticulture & Starting Materials sectors. The creation of a consortium is key in this. The objective is to contribute to the sustainable development of a local agricultural and/or horticultural system. This is conditional on the participation of a local problem owner (a business and/or government) able to point to a demand and necessity for the project. A Seed Money Project results in an international partnership feasibility business model. A good business model is managed and supported by business and must be capable of ‘tempting’ other potential candidate consortium members to participate and thus contribute to international system solutions in the Agri & Food and Horticulture & Starting Materials sectors.
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The UNICEF Innovation Fund is looking to make $50-90K equity-free investments to provide early stage (seed) finance to for-profit technology start-ups that have the potential to benefit humanity.
If you’ve got a start-up registered in one of UNICEF’s programme countries
and have a working, open source prototype (or you are willing to make
it open-source) showing promising results, the UNICEF Innovation Fund is
looking for you.
I am pleased to announce that The Intellecap Impact Investment Network (I3N) is accepting applications from promising enterprises for its February 2018, Enterprise Showcase in Nairobi.
We kindly request you to refer to us promising early stage social enterprises in your knowledge which meet the below criteria:
· Are in the sectors of Agriculture, Education, Clean Energy, Healthcare, Financial Inclusion, Water, and Sanitation clearly catering to rural, low-income, disadvantaged communities.
· Have an experienced and dedicated promoter team
· Have a clear for-profit business model with high potential for scale
· Have some proof of concept on the ground, and are preferably generating revenues
· Are looking for funding in the range of USD 100K - USD 1mn
8 companies will be chosen from the applicants to get in-depth hand-holding and investment readiness support from the I3N team, and then be showcased to I3N angel investors for investment. Furthermore, these enterprises will... Read more
FoodStars was founded for three reasons: the Dutch horticulture and agri-food sector’s wish to work with international startups, its challenge to adapt high-tech innovations to the context of upcoming markets, where the need for innovation is high, and last but not least, its commitment to contribute to food security and the world’s Sustainable Development Goals. The FoodStars Accelerator is designed to accelerate your startup in a very short time to maximize your market opportunity.
Read here why you should apply for our program: http://foodstars.net/accelerator/#application
The World Food Prize Foundation is now accepting nominations for its renowned award that recognizes the accomplishments of individuals who have advanced human development by improving the quality, quantity or availability of food in the world. Nominations of worthy candidates are invited from public and private organizations, academic institutions, governmental organizations, and businesses. The nomination criteria, procedure, and on-line form are available at www.worldfoodprize.org/nominate. Nominations will be accepted through May 1, 2018.
The World Food Prize was created in 1986 to be the highest individual honor for truly exceptional and unique achievements in improving the quality, quantity, and availability of the world’s food supply, as well as the access of all human beings to it. This prestigious $250,000 award has been presented to 46 outstanding individuals from 18 countries and... Read more
Deadline for submission of these proposals is 6th February 2018 at 11:59 PM (East Africa Time).
The Marketplace for Nutritious Foods, Kenya is pleased to invite
applications to its first Innovation Accelerator call for proposals 2018!
The goal of GAIN’s Marketplace for Nutritious Foods program is to
increase the production, marketing, and availability of more safe and
nutritious foods by promoting innovation and catalysing private sector
engagement. It does this through improving access to knowledge, networks,
technical assistance and funding by means of the following strategies: a) A
Community of Practice for knowledge and networking; b) Innovation Accelerator
to evaluate and provide advanced financial support and technical services to businesses
showing the greatest potential for positive nutritional impact and business
strength and; c) links eligible businesses with potential investors for further
The application should be complet... Read more
The initiative is looking for local solutions to global 21st century problems. A joint initiative between the World Bank Group and the Zicklin Center for Business Ethics Research at Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, the Ideas for Action Competition empowers young leaders worldwide to share their ideas for financing and implementing the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals. For details please use the link attached. https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/submit-your-proposal-2018-ideas4action-competition-dominic-johnson/?trackingId=E%2FoG7HbyTKY6Ma9Y7Tj2ew%3D%3D
LANDac’s Annual International Conference 2018 will take place on 28th and 29th June 2018 in Utrecht, the Netherlands.
The conference will look at land investments through the lens of mobility. What are the implications of land based investments on the movements of people, and on processes of urbanization? And how have displacement and population movements contributed to new and contesting land claims?
The 2018 conference takes this land-mobilities nexus as a starting point, focusing on the extent to which land acquisitions trigger the inflow or outflow of particular groups of people – and also yield other mobilities (capital, goods, ideas etc.) and land claims. Given the variety of mobilities, what are good ways forward in land governance? To what extent can land governance contribute to inclusive development – preventing eviction and displacement, while supporting vulnerable groups to settle in safe pla
2nd International Symposium on Agroecology
Dear partners and colleagues,
As you may know, FAO is organizing the 2nd International Symposium on Agroecology (more information here: https://goo.gl/ic7PTf).
Agroecology depends on the co-creation of local capacities and knowledge –often building on traditional knowledge- that works with complex systems under changing environmental, social and economic conditions. That requires shifting the emphasis from traditional technology transfer approaches to identifying, supporting and strengthening the institutions and processes needed to enable innovative ways of knowledge creation and sharing.
As part of the Symposium, FAO will co-organize and host a ‘Market place on innovation for agroecology’. With the present call, we would like to highlight innovative example actions or processes from a wide range of actors involved in agriculture and food systems in their diversity
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The goal of the Fellows Program is to build fellows’ capacity and skills in agro-entrepreneurship and agri-food system innovation and for them to learn about issues of women’s economic empowerment. Kenyan, Tanzanian and Ugandan fellows will develop their leadership capacity and professional skills through a fully funded four-week fellowship program in the United States.
The four-week U.S. program will include a professional internship with Michigan organizations focused on agriculture, innovation, agro-entrepreneurship, and women’s empowerment and additional seminars and trainings with professionals from Michigan State University and throughout the state of Michigan.
The Advancing Young Women Professional Fellows Program is sponsored by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs Profes... Read more
OPPORTUNITY TO SPREAD KNOWLEDGE ABOUT NUTRITION
Nestle East African Region (EAR) are looking for a creative and innovative idea that will improve the health of the generations to come through knowledge of nutrition.
If you have an innovative idea that can help spread nutrition knowledge and empower people to improve health, Sign up, submit your idea and you could get funding of US$50,000.
The deadline for the application is 4th February 2018.
To apply for this go HERE and see more details.
The U.S. African Development Foundation invites proposals for grant financing and local support, from African enterprises, cooperatives, and producer groups with innovative solutions that extend their own capabilities to increase revenues, create jobs, improve farmer incomes, and achieve sustainable market-based growth.
The deadline for the application ends at January 29th 2018.
Maximum awards is $250,000. And proposals will be accepted only from registered agricultural cooperatives, small- scale producer group and agricultural processors (from the mentioned countries find them from the application link.)
Read more about the application HERE and also you may find the Swahili, English and Francais document for application more details.
WORK , GET SKILLS , GET PAID
The purpose of the Agriculture apprenticeship is to fill the gap for skilled manpower in farms and to create employment opportunities for the rapidly growing masses of unemployed graduates of Kenya learning institutions.
For more information on the same or any referrals kindly contact;
Peris @ 0727 203 251
Christine @ 0716 431 054
(deadline January 1)
Based on the successful deliverance of the MSD Animal Health/WVA Veterinary Student Scholarship Program 2016, MSD Animal Health and WVA agreed to continue the good collaborations and to launch the Veterinary Student Scholarship Program 2017 to include 41 scholarships of US 5000$ (of a total of $205,000) to be delivered to selected students from countries in the regions of Latin America (16 grants), Africa (10 grants), North Africa/Middle East (10 grants) and Asia/Oceania (5 grants) by mid-2018.
Read more here: http://www.worldvet.org/news.php?item=347
Do you own or know any one who has an agro-processing company that has existed for atleast 1 year and having annual turnover of atleast Shs 200,000,000, apply for mezzanine or equity financing of up to Shs 3,000,000,000/=.
Apart from providing patient capital to agro-processing companies, COSEF also provides comprehensive Business Development Services (BDS) and Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) improvements to enable companies grow.
Visit our website-http://www.cosefuganda.org to read more about our investment criteria and contact information.
Are you interested in entrepreneurship? Are you a graduate or a student living in Iringa and you would like to start a business today?
Here is an opportunity for you from Kiota Hub, a twelve week internship program that starts from 2nd of December 2017 to 2nd March of 2018.
The Kiota Hub Internship Program is a 12 weeks intense capacity building and business development program .This is an entrepreneurship internship program ideal for University graduates and students who are passionate with Entrepreneurship and Innovation.
The program is designed to help aspiring entrepreneurs from the idea generation stage to a developed prototype that is ideal for Kiota's Mentorship program.
To apply for this opportunity go to this LINK.
DEADLINE IS 30TH NOVEMBER 2017.
We would like to inform you that there is a fourth call for proposals for Young Expert Programmes (YEP) Water & Agrofood placements within the framework of the Netherlands-CGIAR Strategic Partnership.
The YEP programmes offers young Dutch and local professionals the opportunity to take their first steps in the international Agrofood or Water sector. The YEP placements will be one of the instruments available to strengthen the Netherlands-CGIAR Strategic Partnership.
The call is open until December 1, 2017 and offers two places for Dutch nationals and two places for local young experts. Since YEP professionals need to be employed by an organization that is registered by the Dutch Chamber of Commerce, applications are likely to involve a collaboration between a CGIAR Research Programme (CRP) and a Dutch private sector, NGO or knowledge institute partner.
You can find more details on this fourth call in the attached flyer, including the contact details of Paul va... Read more
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