Competitive Matching Grant Fund

The competitive Matching Grant Fund (MGF) is designed to maximize outreach across countries and value chains, foster excellence, and ownership. We aim to mobilize additional resources for implementation through introducing and scaling this innovative financial instrument (MGF) that facilitates private investments and promotes the transformation of smallholder agribusinesses. The MGF will support the upgrading of our targeted value chains for competitiveness and resilience with regard to climate change and markets. It includes a readiness programme to accompany potential applicants throughout the process.

We will publish 2 calls for proposals on this website (under Funding) where you as a potential partner within a consortia can submit your concept notes for assessment. The best consortia will be taken under contract. During the implementation, we will advise on the adaptation and implementation of tried-and-tested agribusiness training approaches, connect you to the established (master) trainer networks and provide further tools and approaches already developed.

The MGF offers you the following benefits:

  • Unbureaucratic and easy application process coupled with lower-than-usual entry barriers
  • Dedicated Readiness Program to guide you during the application and implementation process
  • Technical assistance and advisory on tried-and-tested (face-to-face and online) training topics and approaches
  • Opportunities for South-South exchanges with stakeholders from ACP countries
  • Financial industry network for future (commercial) funding opportunities

Please find information on our MGF partners and the funded projects below sorted by region (Africa, Caribbean and Pacific).

Africa

Walde Kossam Adamawa : Savane AgriVerte in Cameroon

Lead partner
Walde Kossam Adamawa

Project title
Savane AgriVerte

Consortium partner
Savana Islamic Finance, Cooperative des Producteurs de Kossam

Overall objective
Strengthening the integrated “local milk” value chain, which ranges from the production of fresh milk on farms to marketing, industrial processing and animal feed production, with a focus on maize. Train agro-pastoral farmers in climate-resistant production. Implementation includes contract farming and (pre-)financing services.

Target group
Smallholder farmers; 50% women, 55% youth; Target outreach: 2,100

Duration
24 months, start in 2024

Cross-cutting topics
Partnership and contracts, best practices, business development

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Ecotrading Sarl : Boosting contract production in terms of quality and quantity of maize through cooperatives and organisations of women and young producers in Cameroon

Lead partner
Ecotrading Sarl

Project title
Boosting contract production in terms of quality and quantity of maize through cooperatives and organisations of women and young producers

Consortium partners
The cooperative society with board of directors of operators of non-wood forest products of the NTFP center coop-ca center and Commune d'endom

Overall objective
Strengthening the technical and managerial capacities of cooperatives for the benefit of their members for sustainable maize production. Increasing farmers’ income from maize cultivation and introducing agroecological practices. Partnering with women’s cooperative in the development of agroforestry.

Target group
Smallholder farmers; 50% women, 60% youth; Target outreach: 1000

Duration
24 months, start in 2024

Cross-cutting topics
Gender, Knowledge and skill development, climate change and business development

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Link to website
https://www.ecotradingsarl.com/

COMPAGNIE DES PRODUITS AGRICOLES (COPAK) SARL, ENVIRIUM Life Sciences : Sustainable cocoa for peace and biodiversity in North Kivu - DR Congo

Lead partner
COMPAGNIE DES PRODUITS AGRICOLES (COPAK) SARL, ENVIRIUM Life Sciences

Project title
Sustainable cocoa for peace and biodiversity in North Kivu

Consortium partner
Virunga National Park

Overall objective
Capacity development on regenerative agronomic production and Cooperative Business School. Reforesting land with multi-use species (CO2 sequestered, income generating activities created). Smallholder households benefit from income diversification.

Target group
Smallholder farmers, 20% women, 30% youth; Target outreach: 3,000

Duration
24 months, start in 2024

Cross-cutting topics
Climate change, youth, gender equality and soil fertility

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Link to website
https://www.envirium.be/subsidiaries/index.php#copak

Kukobila Nasia Farms Ltd (KNF) : Enhancing Maize and Livestock Value Chains for Climate Adaptation and Sustainable Livelihoods in Northern Ghana

Lead partner
Kukobila Nasia Farms Ltd (KNF)

Project title
Enhancing Maize and Livestock Value Chains for Climate Adaptation and Sustainable Livelihoods

Consortium partner
Eagle Park Innovations Ltd, CSIR-Savanna Agricultural Research Institute.

Overall objective
Contribute to climate resilience through adaptation measures, reduced emissions, carbon sequestration, and sustainable farming practices, introducing resilient forage crops, scientific breeding protocols, and environmentally friendly practices.

Target group
Smallholder farmers; 50% women, 50% youth

Duration
24 months, start in 2024

Cross-cutting topics
Partnership, innovation, climate change, business development

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Royal Agro: Forage Feed Production (FFP) in Burkina Faso

Lead partner
Royal Agro

Project title
Forage Feed Production (FFP)  

Consortium partner
SCOOPS MASSA

Overall objective
Improved access to fodder seeds, grass silage and legume hay bales with high nutritional value for ruminant breeding, especially to farmers that are concentrated in peri-urban areas due to security and terrorism issues. [MLJGG1] Increasing the productivity and yield of animal fattening and milk production.

Target group
Smallholder farmers; 50% women and 50% youth; Overall target outreach: 810 people

Duration
24 months, start in 2024

Cross-cutting topics
Climate change, business development, good agricultural practices, increase productivity/efficiency of production


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Link to website
https://www.royalagrobf.com/

Global Development Invest and Partners (GDI & Partners) : Integrated Maize Value Chain Development Project in Burkina Faso

Lead partner
Global Development Invest and Partners (GDI & Partners)

Project title
Integrated Maize Value Chain Development Project

Consortium partner
SCOOPS WIDA du ZIRO

Overall objective
Fostering economic development in the provinces of Ziro and Sissili. Improve maize cultivation by combining it with agroforestry/intercropping of mango or cashew trees and keeping sheep and goats. Reduce aflatoxin through better post-harvest management.

Target group
Smallholder farmers; 50% women and 70% youth; Target outreach: 1000

Duration
24 months, start in 2024

Cross-cutting topics
Climate change, business development, Gender, Youth, Contracts and Partnerships


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Global Farming In Africa (FIA) : Community Livestock Enhancement Center (CLEC) Initiative in Northern Ghana

Lead Partner (in title)
Global Farming In Africa (FIA)

Project title
Community Livestock Enhancement Center (CLEC) Initiative

Consortium partners
FIA AgroVentures, FIAKare, Semanhyia Farms

Overall objective
Inclusively provided farmers with the skills and resources needed to improve the value and quality of their animals via the establishment of livestock enhancement centres.

Target group
70% women, 30% youth

Duration
24 months, start in 2024

Cross-cutting topics
Youth development, certification, and climate change

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Link to website
farminginafrica.com

 

LONO : Maize Fields, Carbon Yields: Biochar-Based Carbon Sequestration in Maize Farming for Sustainable Food Security among Smallholder Farmers in Côte d‘Ivoire

Lead partner
LONO

Project, title
Maize Fields, Carbon Yields: Biochar-Based Carbon Sequestration in Maize Farming for Sustainable Food Security among Smallholder Farmers

Consortium partner
Societe a Responsabilité Limité

Overall objective
Introduced a new climate resilient business case for maize farming and processing agripreneurs to begin generating additional income and climate benefits from the available waste biomass.

Target group
Maize growers and Agripreneurs; 60% women, 80% youth

Duration
24 months, start in 2024

Cross-cutting topics
Skills and development, climate change

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Link to website
www.lonoci.com

Caribbean

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Pacific

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Africa

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