Opportunities

PRE-QUALIFICATION OF SUPPLIERS FOR 2024 – 2025

The African Rural and Agricultural Credit Association (AFRACA) is an association (regional network) of financial institutions that provide financial services to the rural population in Africa, with few affiliated non-financial institutions. Membership is open and consists of but not limited to the following categories of institutions: Central Banks; Central Bank similar institutions; Agricultural and Development Banks; Commercial Banks; Microfinance Institutions; Apex Organizations such as Microfinance Networks and Sacco’s; Universities; Training Institutions and Research Institutions; Insurance organisations; Ministerial agencies dealing in...

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Background Information The African Rural and Agricultural Credit Association (AFRACA) is an association (regional network) of financial institutions involved in providing financial services to the rural population in Africa. AFRACA is a one‐stop heterogeneous network of over 110 members, spread across the African Continent. Membership is open and consists but not limited to the following categories of institutions: Central Banks; Central Bank similar institutions; Agricultural and Development Banks; Commercial Banks; Microfinance Institutions; Apex Organizations such as Microfinance Networks and SACCOs; Universities;...

University of Eldoret Agri-Business Trade Fair

The University of Eldoret Agri-Business Trade Fair is back after two years. This year’s theme is “Enhancing Food Security through Technological Innovation and Trade for Sustainable Development” The Trade Fair which will take place from 22-23 September 2022 is a great Platform for different stakeholders to learn new technological agribusiness innovations as well as connect with key industry players. More information available at: https://www.uoeld.ac.ke/invitation-sponsors-and-exhibitors-uoe-agribusiness-trade-fair-2022?fbclid=IwAR1p7dTX2ZlK2z9ntP-cVZbBCtliH0h8tptEiMfmhXzUJ3O6LsOBcnuJbLI ...

Accelerating Growth for Women-led SMEs in Africa

Are you a female entrepreneur from sub-Saharan Africa operating in the agri-food sector? The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the International Agri-Food Network (IAFN) have launched an Accelerator Mentorship Programme for you. The Programme recognizes the important role SMEs play in job creation and boosting economies by contributing to a country’s GDP. Despite this, challenges exist such as inadequate access to finance. The Accelerator Mentorship Programme aims to capitalize on the potential of women-led SMEs in...

Global D-PRIZE Competition to award Interventions along the Agriculture Value Chain

Deadline: 17th October 2021 The Global D-Prize competition is currently open. Enterprises who have solutions that address distribution challenges with proven poverty interventions in the agriculture value chain are invited to apply. Submit your idea today to build a new organization which aims to solve distribution challenges in regard to health access, clean water, education, agriculture, livelihoods, energy, public services and custom. Successful applicants will receive a grant of upto $ 20,000. To apply please visit: https://d-prize.org/ ...

African Youth Adaptation Solutions Challenge

Deadline: 6th October 2021 The Global Center on Adaptation (GCA) and the African Development Bank (AfDB) in its Africa Adaptation Acceleration Program is currently receiving applications from youth-led entrepreneurs who are delivering climate adaptation or resilience solutions addressing real-life challenges. The YouthADAPT Challenge winners will receive a grant of upto $ 100,000 each, 12-month business support to scale their businesses, mentorship and acceleration program. The enterprises should be legally registered in Africa & 50% of enterprises supported will be women led. To apply, please...

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 equipment, working capital or trade finance to invest in productivity and value chain upgradations. The applications should clearly show operational and...

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 on how they continued restructuring loans, providing information on the health crisis as well as how they continued to support...

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