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Apply Now for the CGIAR Food Systems Accelerator (CFSA) Program 2024.

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Apply now for the CGIAR Food Systems Accelerator (CFSA) Program 2024. The program is designed to support agribusiness scale climate-smart innovations that address pressing challenges in East and Southern Africa food systems.

By combining investment readiness with tailored science-based technical assistance, CFSA provides agribusinesses with the necessary tools and knowledge to become more commercially viable, environmentally conscious, and sustainable.

The CFSA is partnering with the Agroecology Initiative to support agribusinesses in the 2024 cohort embracing sustainable and eco-friendly agricultural practices. This collaboration intends to integrate the principles of agroecology, which involves the science, practices, and innovations applied to transition food systems toward more sustainable and equitable production and consumption.

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Agroecology emphasizes improving resource efficiency, strengthening resilience, and securing social equity and responsibility. For example, business models that encourage equal participation of women and men in decision-making and leadership, recycling organic matter to improve sustainable production, etc. More information is in the application form.

The accelerator will target participants from Kenya, Malawi, Rwanda, Tanzania, the United Republic of Uganda, Zambia, and Zimbabwe. With its focus on these sectors, Agribusiness, Agritech, Environmental Services, Food production, and Smart city solutions.

Target Sectors / SDGS for the CGIAR Food Systems Accelerator

  • SDG 1 – No poverty through the promotion of economic activities.
  • SDG 2 – Zero Hunger attributed to the adoption of climate-smart agriculture.
  • SDG 3 – Good Health attributed to mixed maize farming (aquaculture, livestock, legumes, and other crops).
  • SDG 5 – Gender Equality through the support of women entrepreneurs and farmers in the supply chain.
  • SDG 8 and 10 – Decent work and economic growth for youth.
  • SDG 13 – Climate Action through the promotion of climate-smart agriculture and sustainable farming.
  • SDG 17 – Ecosystem partnerships to develop the goals.
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Application Process for the CGIAR Food Systems Accelerator

The application deadline is the 8th of January, 2024.

For more information, visit the official webpage of the CGIAR Food Systems Accelerator (CFSA) Program 2024.

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