This Fund is meant to support the development of innovative techniques and new approaches that enhance value chain development and market access of commodities selected for AgroBIG support. It also promotes the adoption of new technologies and links between producers and other stakeholders. The fund provides financial support for innovative ideas, adoption of new technologies, value added processing, post-harvest technologies, storage, packaging, branding and marketing by agribusinesses, farmer groups, cooperatives and public institutions.
Purpose of the grant fund: Support activities that enhance value chain development and market access of commodities selected for AgroBIG support.
Eligible applicants: Farmers, farmers’ groups, cooperatives, enterprises, entrepreneurs and public institutions working in research, innovation, extension activities from North Achefer, South Achefer, North Mecha, South Mecha, Bahir Dar Zuria, Dera, Fogera and Libo Kemkem woredas, and engaged in value chains supported by AgroBIG. Female applicants and farmer groups and cooperatives with high female membership are given priority. Proposed project should be located within 100 km radius from the AgroBIG programme area.
Own contribution: None required
Maximum grant size: 2,200,000 ETB
HOW TO APPLY?
The grant fund has a two-phase application process; first a concept note, and if it is approved, a full proposal. Applications for grant funding are invited through Calls for Proposals that will be communicated to potential applicants through the AgroBIG PSU, this website, and advertised in the regional newspaper “Bekur”.
The concept notes and full proposals shall be submitted to the AgroBIG PSU office.
Applications are evaluated by AgroBIG PSU, and awarded by BoFEC.