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Seas of Change Workshop: Inclusive business for SMEs
February 24, 2015Knowledge activity
Seas of Change Workshop: Inclusive business for SMEs
Theme: Inclusive Business

This workshop on inclusive business for SMEs will be run and funded jointly with the African Agribusiness Academy (AAA) and with the Africa Enterprise Challenge Fund (AECF) who have marketed it to their members. The workshop (no places available anymore) will be held in 2 blocks. The first block of 2,5 days will take place March »

Second round of Africa Enterprise Challenge Fund
February 20, 2015News
Second round of Africa Enterprise Challenge Fund

The second round of the Africa Enterprise Challenge Fund (AECF) Agribusiness Africa Window (AAW) is currently open for applications until February 28, 2015. The AECF is a special fund that supports business ideas across Africa. The AECF AAW 2nd round will support business ideas in the fields of agribusiness, financial services and value chains which »

Call for proposals: scaling up food security and nutrition innovations
February 10, 2015News
Call for proposals: scaling up food security and nutrition innovations

Canada’s International Development Research Centre and Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Canada are pleased to announce the 2015 open call for proposals under the Canadian International Food Security Research Fund (the “Fund”). Deadline for submission of proposals: March 27, 2015 With a strong focus on taking effective, pilot-tested innovations to a wider scale of use and application, »

Report on scaling up index insurance for smallholder farmers
January 30, 2015News
Report on scaling up index insurance for smallholder farmers

On January 28, 2015 a  high-level webcast event focused on innovations in index insurance that can safeguard the future of farmers under climate change. The webcast was related to the publication of a new CCAFS (CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security) report on Scaling up index insurance for smallholder farmers: Recent evidence »

Three projects granted with Food & Business Applied Research Fund
January 28, 2015News
Three projects granted with Food & Business Applied Research Fund

Three Food & Business Applied Research Fund (ARF) research proposals have been awarded funding. The awarded ARF research proposals are the result of the first round of the second call for proposals. In total, eighteen projects have now been rewarded in the fund. The next deadline for submitting a proposal is May 12, 2015. Improving »

Launch accelerator program Village Capital FinTech for Agriculture: East Africa 2015.
January 28, 2015News
Launch accelerator program Village Capital FinTech for Agriculture: East Africa 2015.

Village Capital, in partnership with MasterCard Foundation and Duncan Goldie-Scot, has announced the launch of its accelerator program, Village Capital FinTech for Agriculture: East Africa 2015. Smallholder farmers in East Africa cannot participate in the mainstream economy because they lack access to financial services as a result of their location, their lack of financial literacy, »