FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES

Feed the Future Partnering for Innovation can help your business establish its market-ready products and services in the vast and largely untapped smallholder farmer market. The program co-funds businesses’ initial market entry or expansion, reducing their investment risk and allowing them to develop effective distribution channels, test new marketing strategies, and build additional partnerships to provide farmer training and other customer services.

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Mozambique: Promoting inclusive markets through private sector investment

Background: Feed the Future Partnering for Innovation is supported by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) through the Feed the Future (FTF) initiative. The goal of this announcement is to develop public private partnerships to support smallholder farmers in Mozambique by directly engaging with the private sector. USAID will partner and co-fund new investments with the private sector to address development and business challenges in Mozambique. Through these activities and investments, smallholder farmers will benefit from new and/or expanded market opportunities, increased access to improved agricultural inputs and mechanization, and better quality technical advisory services. All awards issued under Partnering for Innovation will be performance-based with partners achieving performance milestones over the period of the award.

Funding Opportunity: Overall funding from Partnering for Innovation for this solicitation is up to $1,000,000 with up to three partnerships anticipated.

Deadline for questions:  Deadline passed on July 2, 2018, and answers are now posted below.

Deadline for submission: July 18, 2018 at 5 P.M, Eastern Daylight Time (EDT). Please use the budget template and budget costs notes, below, for completing the application.

 

Latin America and the Caribbean: Public Private Partnerships to Support Smallholders

Background: Feed the Future Partnering for Innovation is supported by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) through the Feed the Future (FTF) initiative. The goal of this announcement is to develop public private partnerships to support smallholder farmers and complement the U.S Government Global Food Security Strategy by directly engaging with the private sector in Latin America and the Caribbean. Partnering for Innovation, with the USAID Bureau of Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC), will partner and co-fund new investments with the private sector to address development and business challenges in selected LAC countries. Through these activities and investments, smallholder farmers will benefit from new and/or expanded market opportunities, increased access to improved agricultural inputs and mechanization, and better quality technical advisory services. Smallholders are defined as farmers who cultivate less than five hectares of land. All awards issued under Partnering for Innovation will be performance-based with partners achieving performance milestones over the period of the award.

Funding Opportunity: Overall funding from Partnering for Innovation for this solicitation is up to $700,000 with up to two partnerships anticipated.

Deadline for questions:  Deadline passed on July 13, 2018; answers are now posted below. 

Deadline for submission: August 2, 2018 at 6 P.M, Eastern Daylight Time (EDT). Please use the budget template and budget costs notes, below, for completing the application.