The purpose of the Matching Grant Fund is to provide value chain actors access to finance and financial services to strengthen the competitiveness and sustainability of their enterprises.
Maximum size of grant is 1,000,000 Birr and the required matching fund from the applicant is 50% of the total project cost.
More information in the attached document (in Amharic)
Second call for AgroBIG Matching Grant Fund
Deadline for submitting the project proposals is January 26, 2021.
A delegation of 20 Finnish decision-makers and opinion leaders visited Amhara region during January 21-22, 2020 in a tour organised by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Finland. The purpose of the visit was to familiarise members of parliament, public and private sector representatives and journalists with Finland’s development policy and development cooperation. The delegation was led by Under-Secretary of State for Development Cooperation, Ms. Elina Kalkku, from the Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland.
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This year AgroBIG is promoting market linkages through Farmers’ Marketing Groups (FMG) and Marketing Task Forces (MTF) created in the eight AgroBIG target woredas. They will enable intensified information sharing between suppliers and buyers and facilitate farmer’s access to market.
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During December 13-16, 2019, managers and experts of three Cooperative Savings and Credit Unions (COSACUs) were trained on Leadership and Management. The training was co-organised by Amhara Cooperative Promotion Agency (CPA) and ABIDAB consulting company with the support of AgroBIG. The content was tailored to match the needs of Tana, Adera Densa and Rib COSACUs which are all key partners of the AgroBIG programme.
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