Category: Funding Opportunity

Root Capital and The MasterCard Foundation to Increase Incomes for 300,000 Farmers in West Africa

NAIROBI, Kenya, September 8, 2016 Impact investing pioneer Root Capital (www.RootCapital.org) announced today at the African Green Revolution Forum a new partnership with The MasterCard Foundation (www.MastercardFdn.org) that will help raise incomes for over 300,000 smallholder farmers in West Africa. The Foundation has committed $5.2 million to Root Capital over five years to support early-stage agricultural businesses that generate transformational… Read more →

Expression of Interest: Design and Set-up of the Ghana Incentive-based Risk Sharing System for Agricultural Lending

The Republic of Ghana (Bank of Ghana) Expression of Interest (EOI) Request for Pre-qualification BACKGROUND The Bank of Ghana (BOG), the Ministry of Food and Agriculture (MoFA) with support of the Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA) are collaborating in the design and set-up of the Ghana Incentive-based Risk Sharing System for Agricultural Lending (GIRSAL) as a vehicle… Read more →

US$113m Agricultural Development Project Launched

A US$113million Ghana Agricultural Sector Investment Programme (GASIP) to promote and scale-up agricultural value chains in the country has been launched in Tamale. The six-year project funded by the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) – a United Nations Specialised Agency – and implemented by the Ministry of Food and Agriculture (MOFA) is aimed at supporting infrastructure development, technology transfer,… Read more →

Call for proposals: The Rockefeller Foundation Cassava Innovation Challenge

Launched by the Rockefeller Foundation, Dalberg Global Development Advisors, and the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture, The Rockefeller Foundation Cassava Innovation Challenge will grant up to $1 million dollars to innovators with novel solutions that tackle food loss and spoilage in the cassava value chain. Applications are open until July 8, 2016 at 11:59PM EST Frequently asked questions (FAQs) Challenge… Read more →

USAID Financing Increasing Agricultural Sector Growth in Ghana

USAID-FinGAP is an agribusiness financial facilitation project that helps agribusinesses in the maize, rice and soy value chains in the north of Ghana to access the financing they need for their agribusinesses to grow. USAID-FinGAP works with three key actors to facilitate financing: (i) agribusiness Small, Medium, including Large Enterprises (SMiLEs) in the maize, rice and soy value chains, (ii)… Read more →

Call for Proposals: The Matasa Fellows Network

Application deadline: May 16, 2016 Small grants available for early-career African nationals to produce papers on youth employment and entrepreneurship issues. The MasterCard Foundation and the Institute for Development Studies at Sussex University are calling for proposals for the Matasa Fellows Network. Over the coming year, 10 fellows will produce research papers focused on the broad subject of youth employment and… Read more →

Calls for Grants Q2-GhanaVeg

GhanaVeg has announced its new calls for grants for the Business Opportunities Fund (BO) and Research and Development Innovation Fund (R&D). The Calls are collectively aimed at supporting a sector-wide development of Ghana’s vegetable sector. The themes being considered under BO are Private Extension, Vegetable Value Chain Integration and Innovative Irrigation. These themes would be co-funded to a tune of… Read more →

EDAIF Launches GH¢50 Million Equity Fund

The Board of the Export Trade, Agricultural and Industrial Development Fund (EDAIF) has approved GH¢50 million to set up the EDAIF Equity Fund. The Fund would target investments into Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) engaged in agro-processing, export trade and industrial development in line with their mandate. A statement signed by Dr Barfour Osei, Chief Executive Officer of EDAIF added that… Read more →