Updated Jul 18, 2019CLOSED

11th European Development Fund: Coffee & Cocoa value chains development in Uganda

Offered by European Commission

This Call for Proposals Has been structured to achieve the following result areas of the MARKUP Financing Agreement for Uganda:
Reduced Production, harvest andpost-harvest losses and increased marketing opportunities for smallholders
Increased smallholders price incentive through diversification into higher value export markets especially, to the EU and ACP countries

The Project purpose is to support private operators to increase the quality and quantity of coffee and cocoa exports through good agricultural value chain practices, that are climate resilient, environmentally friendly and smallholder oriented, in particular for women farmers.
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CLOSEDAug 16, 2019Deadline
€300,000 - €600,000Amount

Mandatory Requirements

Implemented in:
Focus AreasAgriculture
Economic Growth and Trade
In order to be eligible for a grant, the lead applicant must:
Be a legal person and
Be a specific type of organisation such as: private operator or non-governmental organisation as defined by Article 43 of the rules of application of the EU Financial Regulation and
be established in Uganda, EU and other ACP partner states as defined by Article 43 of the rules of application of the EU Financial Regulation(However, where the lead applicant is not established in Uganda, it must act with minimum one co-applicant established in Uganda, and
‘For British applicants: Please be aware that eligibility criteria must be complied with for the entire duration of the grant. Unless sector-specific eligibility rules provide otherwise4, if the United Kingdom withdraws from the EU during the grant period without concluding an agreement with the EU ensuring in particular that British applicants continue to be eligible, you will cease to receive EU funding (while continuing, where possible to participate) or will be required to leave the project on the basis of Article 12.2e of the General conditions allowing termination of the grant agreement (change of the legal situation of the beneficiary) of the grant agreement’.

Other Requirements

Financial Statements
For action grants exceeding EUR 750 000 and for operating grants above EUR 100 000, the lead applicant must provide an audit report produced by an approved external auditor where it is available, and always in cases where a statutory audit is required by EU or national law. That report shall certify the accounts for up to the last 3 financial years available. In all other cases, the applicant shall provide a self-declaration signed by its authorised representative certifying the validity of its accounts for up to the last 3 financial years available.

The external audit report is not required from (if any) the co-applicant(s)) or affiliated entities.

Application Directions

Applications must be submitted in accordance with the concept note instructions in the grant application form annexed to these guidelines (Annex A).


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