AGRA is an alliance led by Africans with roots in farming communities across the continent. We understand that African farmers need uniquely African solutions designed to meet their specific environmental and agricultural needs so they can sustainably boost production and gain access to rapidly growing agriculture markets.
We are catalyzing an inclusive agricultural transformation in Africa by increasing incomes and improving food security for 30million farming households in 11 focus countries by 2021.
Since 2006, we have worked with our partners across Africa to deliver a set of proven solutions to smallholder farmers and thousands of indigenous African agriculture enterprises. The alliance has built the systems and tools for Africa’s agriculture; high quality seeds, better soil health, access to markets and credit, and coupled by stronger farmer organizations and agriculture policies.
Our aim is to invest in projects that can have measurable impact and can create meaningful, transformative change in the agriculture sector.
Our approach in grant-making means that nearly all the organizations that we fund are identified and contacted by Program Officers. Intensive and collaborative planning between AGRA and the institutions it has identified generally precedes the awarding of grants and is an integral step in its grant-making.
Determining whether you are eligible to apply for and receive AGRA funding is critical. If you are not eligible for a specific funding opportunity, you would waste time and money completing the application process when you cannot actually receive the grant. When considering eligibility, the first step is to know what type of organization you represent (refer to categories listed below). AGRA makes awards only to those organizations that have been determined to possess the operational capability, technical expertise, adequate internal controls and experience to implement AGRA transformative agenda. AGRA’s aim is to invest in projects that have measurable impact and can create meaningful, transformative change in the agriculture sector in Africa.
How To Apply?
AGRA undertakes demand driven Interventions that leverage donor, private sector, and government investments in agriculture. AGRA areas of intervention include Seed Supply, fertiliser value chains, farmer awareness, Markets, finance and Capacity building. Potential grantees are identified through open and competitive processes. This entails sensitizing current and potential applicants on the dates of the next call for proposals through various communication and sensitization channels such as advertisements in media, quarterly review meetings and project launches, especially in the geographical regions or grantee categories where the response to calls is found to be low. A Request for Proposals (RFP), Request for Applications (RFA) and Request for Concept Notes (RFCN) are the official announcement to the public of the solicitation for grants applications. RFAs and RFCNs are usually posted on the AGRA website as well as on other suitable media. All applications must be emailed or submitted online at firstname.lastname@example.org quoting the request (RFA/RFCN) reference. Consortia applications are submitted jointly by all partners. This should be cleared indicated on the cover page.
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