Updated Dec 13, 2017CLOSED

Zimbabwe Agricultural Growth Programme

Offered by Europeaid

The European Union (EU) is currently acceptingproposalsfrom eligible organisations for “ZimbabweAgricultural Growth Programme: Transforming Zimbabwe’s livestock based value chains for the future”. The objective of thiscall for proposalsis to contribute to the development of a diversified and efficientagriculturesector that promotes inclusive green economic growth.
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GrantType
CLOSEDJan 29, 2018Deadline
€5,000,000 - €8,000,000Amount
36-48Duration(Months)

Mandatory Requirements

Implemented in:
RegionN/A
CountryZimbabwe
Focus AreasAgriculture
See attached document for information on eligibility for lead applicant, co-applicant and affiliated entities.

The initial planned duration of an action may not be lower than 36 months nor exceed 48 months.

Other Requirements

Planned Usage of Funds

Types of action which may be financed under this call are actions that:

· Upgrade and/or upscale already identified livestock based value chains with a proven potential in terms of commercial performance and inclusiveness and with a proven commitment of the VC integrator; the concept note and full application will have to demonstrate both the potential and the commitment

· Respond to the identified challenges, the overall objective, the two Specific Objectives and all Priority Issues in a coherent, integrated, sustainable way

· Facilitates the transformation operated by the value chain core and extended actors, build on the capacities from the sector institutions and organizations without replacing them

· Promote private, public and community partnerships to address root causes for underperformance

· Mainstreams and clearly demonstrate economic, social and environmental sustainability

· Strengthen the role and future possibilities of young people and women in agriculture

· Maximise ownership and sustainability within the relevant institutions and players to achieve sustainable improvements

The following types of action are ineligible:

· Actions concerned mainly with livestock production, without due consideration to the end market, other core actors in the value chain, the vertical and horizontal coordination and the value chain governance

· Actions concerned only or mainly with individual sponsorships for participation in workshops, seminars, conferences and congresses;

· Actions concerned only or mainly with individual scholarships for studies or training courses

· Actions concerned only or mainly in capital expenditures (e.g. building, purchase of equipment);

· Actions which discriminate against individuals or groups of people on grounds of their gender, sexual orientation, religious beliefs or lack of them, or their ethnic origin;

· Actions supporting political parties;

· Actions that discriminate on the basis of political affiliation;

· Actions including proselytism

Activities may include policy development, institutional development, capacity development or capital asset development.

Other

An information session on this call for proposals will be held at the EU Delegation to Zimbabwe on 30 November 2017 at 14:30 hours (Harare time).

Questions may be sent by e-mail no later than 21 days before the deadline for the submission of concept notes to the address(es) below, indicating clearly the reference of the call for proposals:

E-mail address: delegation-zimbabwe-europeaid-157821@eeas.europa.eu

The Contracting Authority has no obligation to provide clarifications to questions received after this date.

Replies will be given no later than 11 days before the deadline for submission of concept notes.

Application Directions

Submit a concept note per the directions on the attached document.

Attachments

Guidelines-VC-for-publication.docx
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