Updated Dec 18, 2018CLOSED

Innovation Grant Facility: Second Call for Proposals

Offered by International Fund for Agricultural Development

The Innovation Grant Facility (IGF) provides funding to agro-based small & medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in seven Pacific Island States; Fiji, Kiribati, Marshall Islands, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga and Vanuatu to access knowledge, technologies or expertise and build staff capacity to improve product quality, expand product offerings, enhance process efficiency, increase market share or competitiveness.

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CLOSEDJan 31, 2019Deadline
Up to €17,000Amount

Mandatory Requirements

StageStage 3: Proof of Concept
Implemented in:
CountryFiji, Samoa, Marshall Islands, Kiribati, Solomon Islands, Vanuatu and Tonga
Focus AreasAgriculture
SMEs contributing, directly or indirectly, to the sustainable development of the agriculture & fishery sectors with a focus on the development and/or upgrading of nutritionally, culturally & environmentally sensitive local food crops & fisheries value chains in the seven target countries.

Registered in and fully or majority owned by citizens of Fiji, Kiribati, Marshall Islands, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga, and Vanuatu.

Be a legal entity (e.g. sole proprietorship, or limited liability or public company with maximum 20% government share)

Employ a minimum of three full time equivalent staff members.

Other Requirements

Target BeneficiariesPriority will be given to SMEs who can demonstrate that the grant will be used to directly or indirectly benefit smallholder farmers, rural farming communities and disadvantaged groups, youth and women.

Application Directions

Eligible Pacific agro-based SMEs are required to submit the grant application using the official templates (administrative document and technical document) and required supporting documents in two separate e-mails. The completed applications must be received at igfpacific@cta.int before the deadline.
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