Category: Funding Opportunity

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 →

Ecobank Increases Lending to Agricultural Sector In Ghana

Ecobank says it is increasing investment in the agriculture sector, although many financial companies sideline the sector. Despite employing majority of the country’s workforce, many banks and financial institutions hold that lending to the sector is risky. Ecobank’s Head of Small and Medium Enterprises Department Abdulai Abdul Rahman said the bank’s engagement with farmers in the sector shows that the sector… Read more →

AgriHub Ghana Knowledge Space- Welcoming Open Visits

AgriHub Ghana Knowledge Space, the premier agribusiness incubator and knowledge environment in Ghana opens its doors for visitors. Intended to also serve as a co-working space for agribusiness entrepreneurs and as a youth business incubator, it is sited in the country’s capital, Accra, and managed by Syecomp Ltd, a Geospatial Survey & Mapping, and Agricultural Research company. It is intended… Read more →

Enactus Kenya and Syngenta launch youth Agribusiness and Communication Competition in Africa

Syngenta Foundation and Enactus Kenya have partnered to launch an African Agribusiness Competition for young people. The Africa Agribusiness Competition targets youth aged 18 – 30 years and has two parts: an essay (or Business Idea Competition) and video clips (or Agribusiness Messaging Competition). The contest is aimed at promoting new business opportunities in crop value chains in Africa; raise… Read more →

USAID invites Concept Papers for New Alliance ICT Extension Challenge Fund

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID), Bureau for Food and Security (BFS), Office of Country Strategy and Implementation Support (CSI) is accepting Concept Papers for New Alliance ICT Extension Challenge Fund. Applications can be made for 3-year grant to implement project in one to six New Alliance Countries Ethiopia, Ghana, Malawi, Mozambique, Senegal and Tanzania. It should contribute… Read more →

Opportunity International and The MasterCard Foundation Plan To Help 7M Out of Poverty With $22.7M Partnership

Opportunity International (OI) is a non-profit microfinance organization established in 1971. Over the last 42 years OI has provided $6 billion in microfinance loans and has reached over 5 million clients in 22 countries. In 2009, The MasterCard Foundation and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation partnered with OI and co-funded a $16 million project to expand access to saving accounts and… Read more →

IFAD grant of US$1.95million to create opportunities for rural youth in West and Central Africa

Investing in rural youth is critical if they are to stay in rural areas and contribute to their development. Rome, 26 February 2014 – The International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) will provide a grant of US$1.95 million to the Centre for Entrepreneurship Education and Development (CEED) to support creating opportunities for rural youth in West and Central Africa, beginning… Read more →

Africa Impact Economy Innovations Fund Grantees Announced

The Rockefeller and Tony Elumelu foundations have announced the inaugural cohort of Africa Impact Economy Innovations Fund (IEIF) grantees. The fund, which is administered by the Global Impact Investing Network, was launched last spring to provide support to innovative organizations working to create jobs in underserved sectors, foster entrepreneurial ecosystems, and promote impact investing infrastructure on the continent. The seven… Read more →