Posted By in Business Opportunities
Posted 5 February 2018 at 08:50

Request for Concept Notes (RFCN): Annual Program Statement (APS) for Acquisition of Post-Harvest Losses Reduction Technologies through Inclusive and Innovative Business Models

Deadline: September 30, 2018

The Feed the Future Rwanda Hinga Weze Activity is releasing an Annual Program Statement (APS) to award matching grants in support of its activities. As a first step, Hinga Weze is seeking Concept Notes for potential funding of grant projects. Instructions for completing the Concept Note can be found in the attached document. The grants will be awarded and implemented in accordance with the USAID and US Government regulations governing grants and Hinga Weze internal grant management policies.

This solicitation will target only smallholder farmers, farmers organizations and agricultural SMEs working in Rwandan high-value horticulture, maize, high iron beans, orange flesh sweet potato and Irish potato in Gatsibo, Kayonza, Bugesera, Ngoma (Eastern Province); Nyabihu, Rutsiro, Ngororero Nyamash

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Myanmar
Posted 29 August 2017 at 04:35

Business Innovation Window


The DaNa Facility’s Business Innovation Window (BIW) will provide grant funding to innovative business projects that empower the poor, women and other disadvantaged groups to better participate in, and benefit from, Myanmar’s economic development, and help shape the growth of more inclusive, competitive and wealth-creating markets.

Eligible sectors

  • Garments and textiles;
  • Agribusiness;
  • Community forestry; and/or
  • Financial inclusion.

Funding size and duration

Matching grant co-funding for projects will be between GBP 150,000 and GBP 750,000 (British pounds sterling).Each application will be expected to clearly justify the level of funding that is being requested, particularly in terms of the anticipated development impact the business project aims to deliver.The duration of grant funding by the DaNa Facilit

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Posted By in Business Brokering Uganda
Posted 4 August 2017 at 07:26


The Competitiveness Enterprise Development Project announces of 5th round of call for businesses to apply for a matching grant. The MGF is only open to private enterprises and associations operating in the following sectors: tourism, Agribusiness (only coffee, grains and pulses, horticulture, edible oils and fisheries) and Information technology/ business process outsourcing. 

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Uganda
Posted 26 July 2017 at 04:53

Funding Opportunity:

CNC and Africa Lead NSA Grant Call for Concept Notes

Africa Lead II and the CAADP Non-State Actors Coalition (CNC) are excited to announce a small grants program to strengthen the network of Non-State Actors supporting CAADP in Nigeria, Senegal, Uganda, and Kenya. We invite interested organizations to submit a brief concept paper in order to earn the chance to apply for resources and support, build relationships and networks with key actors in CAADP, and put your idea into action. Grant activities will be funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) to help surface creative and effective approaches to improve citizen engagement in national food security investment priorities (as outlined by the CAADP themes). To accomplish this, proposals shall focus on:

  • Aligning NSA program design and development to the CAADP agenda to support relevant NAIP priorities;
  • Making use of agricultural performance data relevant to specific CAADP themes for adv

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Ethiopia
Posted 19 July 2017 at 02:49

Innovation Fund: 2nd Call for Projects (from ENTAG)

The objective of the Innovation Fund is to promote innovations in various agricultural sub-sectors in Ethiopia that benefit smallholder farmers.

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.

Deadlines and Schedules

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

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Ethiopia
Posted 5 July 2017 at 03:16

Seed Grant for University Projects in Ethiopia

The Public Affairs Section (PAS) of the U.S. Embassy to Ethiopia is pleased to announce a competition for U.S.-Ethiopian University Linkage Seed Grant projects through the Public Diplomacy Grants program.

Three grant proposals will be funded up to $15,000 with a project duration of up to one year.

Agriculture and Food Security are among the key areas listed.

This funding opportunity will target seven first generation universities in Ethiopia: Addis Ababa University, Bahar Dir University, Haramaya University, Hawassa University, Jimma University, Mekelle University, and the University of Gondar.

Deadline: August 24, 2017

How to Apply:

Posted By in Jobs and Call for Proposals
Posted 26 April 2017 at 03:19

BioInnovate Africa Programme Phase II: Call for Concept Notes

First open call for concept notes for creating value for smallholder farming communities through sustainable bioinnovations

Grant categories: Category 1 - developing and piloting economically viable bio-based technologies and products, and Category 2 - technology business incubation.

Thematic focus areas: a) Value addition to agro-produce; and, b) agro / biowaste conversion;

Eligible applicants: Scientists, researchers and innovators resident in one of the eastern African countries of

Burundi, Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania and Uganda.

Partners per project: Minimum 3 and maximum 7 from at least two of the eligible countries.

Grant period: Up to 3 years (2017-2020)

Grant amount per project: US$ 750,000 for Category 1 grant; and US$ 250,000 for Category 2 grant.

Total budgetary allocation: US$ 5 million

Call deadline: 2nd June 2017.

Find more detailed information here.

Posted By in AgriProFocus Zambia
Posted 11 April 2017 at 12:40

Call for applications

AgriProFocus is pleased to inform you that SNV Zambia and the IAP2 Project Team formally launched the IAP2 Challenge Fund in Zambia on the 28th of March 2017.

Innovations Against Poverty (IAP) is a specialized fund with the specific mandate to identify and support innovative inclusive business models that deliver developmental benefits for the low income population while being commercially sustainable. IAP is funded by SIDA (Swedish International Development Agency) and managed by SNV Netherlands Development Organization in partnership with BoP Innovation Center and Inclusive Business Sweden.

Target sectors include WASH, Energy, Agriculture/Food and ICT. IAP will provide funding within the following range euro50, 000 up to euro 200,000. The funding will be grants and not loans, with pre conditions that have to be met.

The project is now calling for the private sector to submit applications for review and consideration. The process shall be a twostep process by which

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Kaitano Mpulamasaka i don't seem to find the link to the application form. somebody help me. thanks

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Betty Mbewe Boonen Same with me Leah can you help please.

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Leah Banda The link is

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Ethiopia
Posted 19 May 2016 at 02:30

African Union Research Grants II 

Open Call for Proposals 2016 Edition

The African Union Research Grants programme is financed through the Financing Agreement between the European Commission and the African Union Commission DCI-PANAF/2015/307-078) under the Pan-African Programme (PanAf), based on Regulation (EU) No 233/2014 establishing a financing instrument for development cooperation (DCI) for the period 2014-2020.

The programme is an innovative way to deploy and to improve science and technology research so that it contributes to Africa’s poverty reduction, economic growth and social development efforts.

The programme responds to the implementation of Africa’s Science Technology and Innovation Strategy -2024 (STISA-2024) priority one and the EU-Africa Research and Innovation Partnership focusing on Food and Nutrition Security and Sustainable Agriculture (FNSSA).

This Guideline for the Grant Applicants, developed by the Department of Human Resources, Science and Technol

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Posted By in Emplois et Appels a Propositions
Posted 4 March 2016 at 05:38

OSISA invites grant applications for 2016 Deadline: Thursday, March 31st. 2016

The changing political landscape in our region requires a robust response from civil society. In 2014, OSISA developed a new five-year strategy that speaks to our changing context and has opened its first call to receive grant applications for the 2016 strategy year. We are open to receive applications under this call until the 31 March 2016.
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Posted By in AgriProFocus Rwanda
Posted 6 August 2015 at 07:37

PSDAG Competitiveness Grant RFA (Deadline: 19/08/2015)

The Rwanda Private Sector Driven Agricultural Growth Project (PSDAG), funded by USAID, has released a Request for Application for Competitiveness Grant. Attached you will find a full copy of the RFA, along with Word and Excel files to assist with the application process. Please direct all questions to


IRG is soliciting applications from private partners involved at any stage of four food crop value chains - maize, potatoes, high value fruits and vegetables, and premium dry beans - who are seeking to make investments to improve the competitiveness of the value chain. IRG encourages business models that:

• Improve linkages between value chain stakeholders (agro-input suppliers, producers, aggregators/traders, commercial buyers, and logistics/transport companies);

• Utilize investment in technology to provide stakeholders improved access to goods and services, improve quality of goods and se

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Uganda
Posted 21 July 2015 at 09:59

Funding opportunity via YPARD

U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) -- Water and Sanitation in Uganda


USAID-Kampala invites applications for a cooperative agreement to implement its Uganda Sanitation Program. The project will provide a series of contemporary, integrated water and sanitation interventions at community and household levels. Eligibility for this award is not restricted. Funding Opportunity RFA-617-15-000008.