A call for Concepts Notes for the Matching Grant Fund (MGF) 200.000 €. The Agri-Business Facility for Africa has launched the Matching Grant Fund, seeking sectors in a member state of the organizations of African, Caribbean, and Pacific states and private sectors cocoa, maize, and livestock, who have an interest in resilience, competitiveness, and direct supply linkages with off-takers for sustainability.
The Agri-Business Facility for Africa (ABF) is a project of the German Development Cooperation launched in 2020 and designed as a pan-African knowledge and advisory hub. Their interdisciplinary and international team of advisors is based in Germany, Ghana, Côte d’Ivoire, and South Africa.
The MGF is looking for innovative ideas that are sustainable and profitable, and will make the above-mentioned less fragmented, and more inclusive. Particularly for women and youth to realize their goals. Participants can obtain funding for their projects.
The main objective of the Matching Grant Fund is to leverage contributions from partners for the implementation of specific interventions toward the development of cocoa, maize, and livestock value chains and build ownership to drive sustainable growth in the respective sectors, strengthen private sector development, and improve the productivity and profitability of stakeholders in all 79 OACPS member states for cocoa, maize, cattle, sheep, and goats VCs.
Eligibility and Requirements of the Matching Grant Fund
Participants are lead applicants and consortium partners:
- As lead applicants, participants should have a processing company, be a part of the Agricultural producer/Farmer’s organization, and have a National or international retailer company.
- As consortium partners, participants must come from private sector foundations, (Micro) Financial institutions, Qualified NGOs, Training or research institutions, or extension agencies.
What You Stand to Gain from the Matching Grant Fund
Selected participants will receive the following:
For all Matching Grant Fund projects, the maximal contribution channeled by ABF will account for up to 50% of the total project budget. This contribution can go up to 200.000 €.
The application deadline is on the 10th November, 2023.
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For more information, visit the official webpage of the Agri-Business Facility for Africa (ABF).