Updated Apr 07, 2021

ENTERPRISE ZAMBIA CHALLENGE FUND

Offered by European Union

The aim is to improve integration of smallholder farmers and agribusiness actors intonational, regional, and global value chains, with additional weighting on gender andyouth focused opportunities and nutritionally sensitive (regional/national) valuechains. The ENTERPRISE Zambia Challenge Fund will channel investments inagriculture (including agroforestry and aquaculture) by providing financial supportin the form of grants to agribusinesses with the potential to benefit smallholderfarmers through increasing access to services (including agro-inputs, financialservices, extension advice, aggregation and transport, climate smart technologies,etc.).

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GrantType
May 14, 2021Deadline
$178,372 - $1,189,149Amount
24 to 30 monthsDuration(Months)

Mandatory Requirements

Implemented In:
RegionN/A
CountryZambia
Focus AreasForestry (Environment)
Agriculture
Watersheds (Environment)
Fisheries (Environment)
Transport & Supply Chains
Economic Growth and Trade

The ENTERPRISE Zambia Challenge Fund will support projects put forward byagribusinesses with business models that are integrating smallholder farmers intovalue chains.

Tobacco and maize value chains are excluded from consideration. Tobacco isexcluded due to its health implications, and projects with a sole focus on the maizevalue chain are excluded in order to promote diversification.


Other Requirements

Reporting Requirements

The key reporting requirements for applicant will include:

• Quarterly narrative and financial progress reports related to the project.

• Annual financial reporting for the overall agri-enterprise includingimplementation progress indicators as agreed at the contract stage.

Application And Awards Process

To apply to this call, agri-enterprises must register to

request access to the EZCF on-line application portal via the link: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfHmtIgDS-7TL7sNkvy6AsaPlfAduOyzQfJQpwUCxmav3-g6Q/viewform

ATTACHMENTS

EZCF-ZJ4-Concept-Note-Application-Questions.pdf
EZCF-Contract-Agreement-FINAL-Template-Jan-2021.pdf
EZCF-ZJ4-Call-2-Guidelines-for-ENTERPRISE-Zambia-Challenge-Fund-General-Window-FINAL.pdf
EZCF-ZJ4-Concept-Note-Application-Questions.pdf
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