Delegation of the European Union to Zambia and COMESA

First Call for Proposals for the ENTERPRISE Zambia Challenge Fund (FED/2019/413-674)

11/09/2020 - 14:28

Deadline for Concept Notes: 12:00 (noon) CAT 3rd October 2020.

ENTERPRISE Zambia Challenge Fund invites agri-businesses who meet the eligibility criteria to apply for financial support in the first call for proposals.

Through ENTERPRISE Zambia Challenge Fund, the European Union (EU) will award grants (ranging from EUR 150,000 to EUR 1 million) to eligible entities, notably agribusiness operators who demonstrate that their envisaged investments are not only innovative, but that they will also contribute to the smallholder farmers’ commercialisation and better integration into greener and more sustainable value chains development. By doing so, the project seeks to benefit around 150,000 smallholder farmers with particular attention to the creation of decent employment opportunities for women and youth.

The ENTERPRISE Zambia Challenge Fund is a € 25.9 million initiative by the European Union, part of the wider Support to the Sustainable Commercialisation of Zambia’s Smallholder Farmers Programme, funded to unlock, accelerate and leverage investments within agricultural value chains (including agroforestry and aquaculture). It is a five-year agribusiness support initiative that will invest €25.9m in the sector over five years (2020-2025).

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First Call for Proposals for the ENTERPRISE Zambia Challenge Fund (FED/2019/413-674) (PDF)

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