Updated Aug 08, 2019CLOSED

#VALUE4HER: Strengthening Women-Led Agribusiness in ACP - Innovation Grant for Catalysing Women-Women supply chains

Offered by Technical Centre for Agriculture and Rural Cooperation

The VALUE4HER project was designed among other activities to spur innovations within women-owned agri-businesses through a competitive grant scheme. This grant scheme is aimed at enabling women’s agribusinesses to try out new ideas, to take on the risk of new suppliers who would be women. In this regard, applications are invited from agribusinesses led by women, that would be interested to participate in innovative business linkages with small and micro level women agripreneurs and producers to facilitate women-to-women supply chains.

Specific objectives are to:
Support women agribusinesses to access competitive regional and global markets;
Strengthen women business leaders with skills and capacity to lead agribusinesses for higher returns;
Facilitate advocacy and knowledge networking on key barriers to women's entrepreneurship.
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CLOSEDSep 15, 2019Deadline
Up to €9,000Amount

Mandatory Requirements

Implemented In:
Focus AreasAgriculture
Transport & Supply Chains
This Innovation Grant (IG) is open to women-led agribusinesses (at least 60% of the shares held by a woman or groups of women) that are incorporated in an African country and have been in existence for at least three (3) years. The detailed eligibility criteria are below. The woman-led agribusiness (hereafter called ‘The Applicant) must meet the following criteria:

The Applicant is a legal entity (sole proprietorship; partnerships, corporation or limited liability company), incorporated in an African country, fully or majority owned by women citizens of Africa (minimum 60% shareholding).
The Applicant is in agribusiness – either in bulking, processing or trading in agricultural commodities or products.
The Applicant must have been in operation for a minimum of 3 years, with an annual turnover of USD 30,000 – USD 50,000.
The Applicant must demonstrate the capacity to contribute at least 10% of the total project budget (in cash or in-kind).
The Applicant must not be a previous recipient of a CTA award / grant.
Qualifying members of #VALUE4HERConnect Platform are particularly encouraged to apply.

Application Directions

Eligible African woman-led agribusinesses are required to submit their grant applications using the official template and by providing required supporting documents. Submissions should be sent as attachments to the email provided below. The email subject should be clearly stipulated as follows <NAME OF COMPANY> followed by <APPLICATION FOR VALUE4HER GRANT>.


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