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Funding Opportunity: Impact & Innovation in Commodity Value Chains

The Common Fund for Commodities (CFC) is currently receiving applications for project financing from Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs), Producer Organisations, Government agencies, Cooperatives and other enterprises to increase sustainable productive capacity and incomes of farmers/traders in the commodity-dependent capital or trade finance to introduce new innovations and practices in the value chain. The support is offered mainly through loans for...

Press Release: Baseline Assessment on the Current situation of Financial and Insurance Services Provision to the Small-Scale Fishers (SSF) and Aquaculture Sectors in Africa

A joint webinar was organized by the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), African Rural and Agricultural Credit Association (AFRACA) and the Global Network for capacity building to increase access of financial services to small-scale fisheries (CAFI-SSF Network), to validate the recently concluded study findings with stakeholders particularly financial service providers that includes both banking and insurance organizations within east and...

Financing Innovation for Sustainable Fisheries with the Private Sector

AFRACA in collaboration with the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organization and State Department for Fisheries, Aquaculture & the Blue Economy held the National Small-Scale Fisheries and Finance Stakeholders’ Workshop from 11-12 August 2021 at Beaumont Resort, Mombasa, Kenya. The workshop aimed to support fishing enterprises in Kenya access financial services and to share findings of a baseline study commissioned by...

Call for Session Proposals: Financial Inclusion Week 2021

Deadline: 6th August 2021 The Centre for Financial Inclusion will host the 7th financial inclusion week from 1-4 November 2021. This year’s theme, “Inclusive Finance: Driving Prosperity in an Era of Uncertainty” is based on the ongoing impact of COVID to financial service providers. The financial Inclusion week will bring together different financial actors across the globe to share their experiences/lessons...

The Youth Entrepreneurship and Innovation Multi Donor Trust Fund

The African Development Bank (AfDB) under its Youth Entrepreneurship and Innovation Multi Donor Trust Fund (YEI MDTF) is receiving proposals from eligible grant recipients amounting to 5 million USD aimed at providing business development services to youth led MSMEs and startups on the African continent. ELIGIBILITY (Youth) Atleast 51% owned by individuals aged between 15 and 35.Start-ups at ideation stage with proof...

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