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Jobs & Growth: Sierra Leone launches call for proposals for agro-tech development initiatives

01/04/2021 - 15:59
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The EU Delegation has announced the implementation of Agro-Tech Development initiatives in Sierra Leone and is now accepting concept note submissions for these initiatives. Award amounts will range from EUR 100,000 to EUR 2,000,000.

 

Request for Concept Notes Number: EuropeAid/171485/DD/ACT/SL

Jobs & Growth Call for Proposals Agro-Tech Development

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Announcement Issuance Date: Wednesday, 31 March 2021

Proposal submission deadline: Tuesday, 15 June 2021 at 23:00 Brussels Time. In order to convert this deadline to local time you can use any online time converter tool that takes into account time zones and winter/summer time changes (example available here. Concept Notes submitted after this deadline will not be considered.

Agricultural transformation is a priority in Sierra Leone government's policy agenda to meet the challenges of food and nutrition insecurity, climate change, youth unemployment and overall economic growth. Low productivity, limited value addition, difficult access to finance, input supply and market are some of the major constraints the sector is facing to transform itself onto a vibrant sector driving a sustainable socio-economic development of the country.

The present call for proposals will support actions to enhance sustainable agro-industry development, through climate smart agro-processing and agribusiness innovation and technology to complement and build synergies with on-going and up-coming EU support in the sector.

For more information on eligibility or HOW TO APPLY, please click here to review the full Call for Proposals.

An information session on this call for proposals will be held on 5 May 2021 at 10:00am GMT. All interested in joining the information session must register via a form here prior to receiving the information session link.

Questions may be sent by e-mail to delegation-sierra-leone-cfp@eeas.europa.eu (link sends e-mail) no later than 21 days before the deadline for the submission of concept notes, indicating clearly the reference of the call for proposals.

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