Agriculture is fundamental to Uganda’s economy, contributing 26% to GDP and employing about 69% of the population (Deloitte, 2016). Despite its huge potential, Uganda’s agricultural sector remains stifled by a number of challenges. It is still largely traditional, of subsistence and highly dependent on natural conditions such as rainfall and sunshine.
UNCDF, in partnership with the Innovation Village, Mukwano (AK Oils and Fats Ltd), National Union of Coffee Agribusinesses and Farm Entreprises (NUCAFE), Welthungerhilfe and MTN Uganda are seeking for innovators with a passion for developing sustainable digital solutions that will transform agriculture and improve farmer livelihoods in Uganda.
Applications are open until 5pm on 21st January 2019.
The challenge will see the development of solutions under three categories;
Building a ‘farmer loyalty program’ to enable better support framework to farmers.
Management of agriculture value chain... Read more
In 2015, all 193 United Nations member countries signed on to 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to "create the future we want in 2030."
SDGs & Her is an online competition for women micro-entrepreneurs to showcase how they are supporting the SDGs through their business operations.
Winners will receive leadership training, mentoring and will be flown to Washington DC, for an event at the World Bank Group-IMF Spring Meetings in April 2019 , where they will showcase their achievements.
To be eligible you must:
be a woman owner of a business that has been in operation for at least 3 years
own a micro-enterprise, with at least 1 and no more than 9 employees
have a loan eligibility of under USD $10,000 or annual sales of under USD $100,000
P4G is seeking to fund and support public-private partnerships with innovative sustainability projects in developing countries. Partnerships can apply for start-up funding of up to USD 100,000 or scale-up funding of up to USD 1 million for projects in five Sustainable Development Goal areas: food and agriculture, water and sanitation, energy, cities, and circular economy.
P4G facilitates partners through the development of business models and linking to the right organisations and people, funding, and generating exposure for partnerships during high-level events.
For more information: https://p4gpartnerships.org/content/2019-call-p4g-partnership-applications
The Uganda Council for Science and Technology (UNCST) and the Strategic Support Program for Scientific Research (PASRES) of Côte d'Ivoire supported by Theme 3 of the Science Granting Councils Initiative (SGCI) are pleased to announce the launch of a call for joint research projects in the fields of Agriculture and Health.
This call for joint research projects is the realization of the scientific partnership agreement between the Strategic Support Program for Scientific Research (PASRES) of Côte d'Ivoire and the Uganda National Council for Science and Technology (UNCST), which will allow selected joint research teams to benefit from funding over a period of one year.
Purpose of the Program
The SGCI aims to design and implement joint research projects involving researchers affiliated with research institutions, public universities in Uganda and Côte d'Ivoire.
How to apply and submit
The joint pro... Read more
Deadline for receipt of proposals: Thursday, 11 October 2018 @ 6:00 P.M. Netherlands Time
You can find the complete information about this call HERE
The objective of the ICT for agriculture programme of the Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation (CTA) is to explore and implement initiatives supportive of the effective use of digital technologies for agricultural transformation in Africa, the Caribbean and Pacific countries. The Centre also supports strategies promoting the engagement of youth and job creation in agricultural value chains. CTA is launching the current call for proposals against this backdrop.
The specific objective of this Call for Proposa... Read more
The ILO’s Social Finance Programme is inviting proposals from financial institutions in Indonesia and the Philippines that aim to implement an integrated risk-management solution for low-income households and/or small enterprises. The objective is to test risk-management solutions that combine savings, credit, insurance, and risk prevention. The ILO seeks partners for whom improving customers’ ability to manage risks is a strategic priority and who have the potential to leverage technology to scale the innovations quickly and achieve sustainability, while improving customers and shareholder value.
We are looking for partners that are interested in implementing innovations in the following areas:
* Bundling a range of financial services that improve consumers’ ability to manage risk
* Developing risk management solutions that supplement existing social pro... Read more
Established in 2006, IFAD’s Indigenous Peoples Assistance Facility (IPAF) is a unique facility based on the principle of Indigenous Peoples' self-determined development within the framework of the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples. It funds small projects that indigenous peoples' communities and their organizations design themselves and that build on their culture, knowledge, natural resources, and human rights. The Facility provides small grants of US$ 20,000 to US$ 50,000 to small projects designed and implemented by Indigenous Peoples' communities and their organizations.
The 2018-2021 grant will finance the fifth cycle of IPAF.
The grant will support up to 35 demand-driven projects by Indigenous Peoples' communities through the co-management of partner organizations in Asia, Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean.
This new IPAF cycle will focus on indigenous youth and prioritize projects... Read more
Hivos is an international organization that seeks new solutions to persistent global issues. With smart projects in the right places, we oppose discrimination, inequality, abuse of power and the unsustainable use of our planet’s resources. We cooperate with innovative businesses, citizens and their organizations. We share a dream with them of sustainable economies and inclusive societies.
Sustainable Diets for All is a Dialogue and Dissent strategic partnership with the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs and is implemented by the Citizens Agency Consortium, consisting of Hivos and the International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED)
The main goal of the programme is to work with citizens and partner organizations to influence policies, market practices, government actors and international institutions (at global level) to promote diets which are diverse, healthy, fair and green.
The programme focuses on building... 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 Innovation Fund runs from September 2016 to December 2019. It will provide financial and technical support to at least 32 projects that support the objective of the Fund and meet its criteria.
The Innovation Fund is managed by the Ethiopia-Netherlands Trade Facility for Agricultural Growth (ENTAG). ENTAG falls under the Bilateral Ethiopian Netherlands Effort for Food, Income and Trade Partnership (BENEFIT), which is implemented by Wageningen University & Research from The Netherlands and funded by the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Addis Ababa.
16 July 2017 - Announcement of call for projects
18 August 2017 - Deadline for submission of concept notes
29 Sept 2017 - Announcement of selected concept notes
27 Oct 2017 - Deadline for submission of proposals... Read more
Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands partners with the Dutch private finance challenge (www.MoMo4climate.org) for the ‘MoMo challenge Indonesia 2017’: a country wide competition of ideas how to attract private investment for mitigation or adaptation projects in Indonesia. The two most promising proposals of 2017 stand to win 25,000-Euro to further their business case.
MoMo4Climate is an initiative of IUCN Netherlands, ECN and the Dutch ministry of Foreign Affairs and was started to bring climate ideas and private climate finance together. The bridge to private finance is a good business case. The initiative tests the business cases presented with financial experts, offers advice and awards grant support to the most promising ideas.
See www.momo4climate.org for criteria and past winners.
Today the first of three calls is launched for climate ideas in Indonesia. The panel of experts will meet... Read more
€ 25.000 for the best climate business cases
The MoMo challenge 2017 has been launched! Also this year, organisations and companies that have an innovative business case focused on promoting either climate change mitigation or adaptation in a developing country can compete to receive € 25.000 seed finance for further developing their business case. Project proposals can be submitted on-line through this link. This round closes on 1 April.
MoMo is looking for promising projects that fulfill the following criteria:
* The project is focused on the clean tech, food, agro, or water sector
* The project’s intervention is aimed at a developing country
* The project contains the involvement of at least one Dutch organization
* The project is realistic and actionable
* The project is concrete and has potential for up-scaling
The Dutch private climate finance challenge ‘MoMo4Climate’ calls... Read more
The Dutch private climate finance challenge ‘MoMo4Climate’ calls for fresh proposals. MoMo is interested in ideas that attract private investment for climate mitigation or adaptation programs. The challenge is to send a proposal that can attract private investors.
MoMo4Climate tests your business case through a panel of financial experts, offers advice to make your case more investable, and awards support to the most promising ideas. This year, the two best proposals of the challenge stand to win € 25,000 to further develop their business cases.
The Dutch Good Growth Fund will consider what proposals could be eligible for in-kind or financial assistance in technical support, capacity training or business case development.
In 2017, there will again be three calls for initiatives that involve a private sector company or financier in the Netherlands that proposes a climate intervention in a deve
Submission Deadline: March 14, 2017, 6:00PM
SNV Netherlands Development Organisation is a not-for-profit international organisation founded in the Netherlands SNV Ethiopia works in 310 woredas of Amhara, Oromia, SNNP and Tigray regions. Aligning with the priorities of the Government of Ethiopia in agriculture, energy and water, sanitation and hygiene, we implement innovative solutions to increase people's income and employment opportunities.
Currently, SNV Ethiopia implements a 3 year horticulture project called Horti-LIFE in collaboration with the Ministry of Agriculture and Natural Resources (MoANR) funded by the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands (EKN). The overall goal of the project is to increase export and the food and nutritional security level... Read more
Applications due February 15, 2016
The VV GROW Fellowship is a highly competitive one-year accelerator program for women owners of small and medium businesses in Latin America, the Caribbean, the Middle East and North Africa, and sub-Saharan Africa. The program includes customized business skills training, technical assistance, leadership development, and access to networks to grow their businesses and increase their leadership impact. Through global and regional online and in-person trainings, fellows focus on strategy and long-term business value paired with action-oriented plans. They amplify their role as leaders in their businesses and their communities to create jobs, stimulate long-term economic growth and produce wider social benefits. Learn more about the fellowship here.
Global Virtual Learning: Over 4-6 months fellows complete a series of webinars, assignments, online courses, assessmen... Read more
The CFC (an intergovernmental financial institution) provides financing to organisations and enterprises engaged in commodity value chains in its member countries. Through a range of financial instruments, the CFC seeks to support business activities in the field of commodity development, including agriculture, minerals and metals in Developing Countries. The intervention should, besides giving a sound financial return, also provide for a measurable social and environmental return.
This is the ninth call for interested parties to submit proposals which will close on 31 October 2016.
For full details please download the call for proposals and submission guidelines:
For any questions related to the Open Call, please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Or v... Read more
CALL FOR APPLICATIONS - PREMIO DANIEL CARASSO
2017: The call for applications for the Premio Daniel Carasso 2017 is now open.
Entrants must register and apply online before October 23 2016. The Premio
Daniel Carasso is an individual research prize intended to reward an
outstanding scientific researcher on sustainable food systems and diets for
long-term health. The Premio is worth €100,000 and the Laureate becomes an
ambassador of the Fondation Daniel et Nina Carasso for sustainable food and
diets. The Prize is intended to give more visibility to a mid-carrier
researcher and to help her/him inspire junior researchers to develop
transdisciplinary approaches to study food systems and their sustainability.
Mobilising More (in short: MoMo), a Dutch initiative from ECN, IUCN NL and the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs, now calls for all entrepeneurs, NGOs, businesses, and innovators to submit their ideas for innovative climate business cases. MoMo aims to mobilise private finance for climate action in developing countries by matching innovative and inspiring ideas with existing and new funding opportunities in both the Netherlands and through international funding mechanisms.
Do you have an inspiring and innovative idea to mobilise private finance for climate change solutions in a developing country, and is your organisation Dutch, then go to www.momo4climate.nl and submit your idea before 1 September 2016. The proposal should be actionable (have a business plan) and have a direct impact (not be a conference or a report).
By submitting your... Read more
The EU also introduces its new instrument AGRIFI supporting inclusive and sustainable agricultural growth through increased investment in smallholder agriculture and agribusiness medium and small-scale enterprises. Here are the highlights of the meeting:
The 11th EDF Phase 2 will focus on:
- Diversification, Access to Markets and services for small scale farmers
- Support to Sustainable Agriculture
- Natural Resource Management
- Enabling Environment
- Food and Nutrition Security
- Agribusiness Development
The EDF will have several implementation modalities:
1. Call for proposals - these calls of proposals are open to NGOs, farmer organisatio... Read more