Feed the Future Partnering for Innovation invests in companies and organizations looking to engage smallholder farmers in the global agricultural marketplace. Partnering for Innovation's grants program encourages private sector growth in smallholder markets, increasing smallholder access to technology, information, and resources which will, in turn, increase smallholders' incomes.
Partnering for Innovation invests in smallholder agriculture in two ways:
Technology Commercialization Grants
Partnering for Innovation's Technology Commercialization grants invest directly in companies with tested technologies that are ready to be introduced into new markets. Solicitations are announced as calls for Expressions of Interest (EOI) - short pre-grant applications - from private sector organizations who are introducing proven technologies into new markets that support productivity improvement in Feed the Future priority countries.
Mission PartnershipsPartnering for Innovation works directly with USAID missions to invest in partnerships to promote smallholder agriculture. The Solicitations for New Agricultural Partnerships (SNAPs) released are country-specific, and are designed around USAID priorities for each country.
Feed the Future Partnering for Innovation with USAID/Guatemala announces the release of PI-SNAP-Guatemala-01, a solicitation for public-private partnerships that impact smallholders in select value chains and geographic areas in Guatemala.
Applications are due on December 10, 2014 at 18:00 PM EST, and we are accepting questions via email at email@example.com through October 24. If you meet the requirements in the scope of work, please consider applying.
Applicants are invited and encouraged to attend a bidder's conference to receive detailed instructions and ask application-related questions. Please register for one of the following conference locations by September 22, 2014, at http://partneringforinnovation.org/bidders-conference.aspx
- Antigua: Monday, September 29, 2014 at 10:00 AM. Hotel Soleil Antigua, 9 Calle Poniente, La Antigua, Guatemala.
- Quetzaltenango: Wednesday, October 1, 2014 at 11:00 AM. Centro de Convenciones Gran Karmel, 9a calle, 24-35 zona 7, 24 Avenida, Quetzaltenango, Guatemala
Questions on this process may be submitted during the Q&A period as outlined in the funding opportunity documents.
Note that this solicitation is exclusive to public private partnerships in agriculture for entities registered in Guatemala.