Updated May 10, 2019CLOSED

1st Call for Proposals: Competitive African Rice Initiative East Africa (CARI-EA) Matching Grant Fund

The Matching Grant Fund will be used to leverage private sector investments for implementing activities that accelerate the development of the rice industry in the 3 project countries (Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania). The overall aim of the Matching Grant Fund is to serve as a vehicle for achieving the vision and objectives of the CARI-EA project. Projects approved under the fund shall result in sustainably increasing income for rice farmers through:
1. Increased productivity, commercialization, profitability and resilience for enterprises of smallholder producers of rice.
2. Strengthened and expanded access and competitiveness in the national and regional markets for the locally produced rice.
3. Strengthened local, national and regional enabling policy and institutional environment for optimal commercialization of the rice sector
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CLOSEDMay 24, 2019Deadline
$45,000 - $90,000Amount

Mandatory Requirements

StageStage 4: Transition to Scale
Implemented In:
CountryKenya, Uganda and Tanzania
Focus AreasEconomic Growth and Trade
The grant will co-fund, together with private sector, activities undertaken by Private Sector Organizations (PSOs) – organized agribusinesses i.e. processors, millers, traders, off-takers, farmer business organizations, seed and input companies, technology service providers etc. that are legally recognized and empowered to enter into binding agreements.
To be eligible, applicants must form business consortia of necessary and sufficient partners. See attached document for eligibility requirements for a consortium.

Application Directions

Please refer to attached the Application form (technical and financial) and send the application form to the respective contacts below:
Kenya: Anthony Mugambi amugambi@kilimotrust.org
Uganda: Henry Mawanda hmawanda@kilimotrust.org
Tanzania: Salum Hamadi shamadi@kilimotrust.co.tz


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