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USAID Feed the Future (FTF): PREMIER - Promoting Innovative and Resilient Agriculture Market Systems in Mozambique

Ana Isabel Paraguay
Posted October 18, 2021 from Brazil
Expired on November 21, 2021
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The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) is seeking applications for a Cooperative Agreement from qualified entities to implement the USAID Feed The Future (FTF): Promoting Innovative and Resilient Agriculture Market Systems (PREMIER) program.

The PREMIER is a project to stimulate systemic change by addressing the root causes of poor agriculture system performance, targeting leverage points for catalytic change and working through market actors to facilitate technical and financial assistance to broaden and deepen market engagement, thus increasing incomes and creating employment opportunities, especially for youth and women.

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Eligibility Criteria:
1. Local organizations may partner with multiple applicants.
2. USAID strongly discourages local organizations from entering into exclusive partnerships.

The PREMIER program seeks to:
a) incentivize responsible private investment;
b) improve access to finance (including through matching grants and partnering with finance institutions);
c) engage relevant actors to favorably influence the policy environment;
d) facilitate market-based technical assistance to foster entrepreneurship (especially for youth and women); and
e) build capacity and incentives for firms to diversify products and services and expand market share—all with the end goal of expanding job opportunities and increasing agriculture-based incomes in northern Mozambique.

Closing Date for Applications: November 22, 2021.

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Ana Isabel Paraguay
Oct 18
Oct 18

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Best regards,
Ana Isabel

Jill Langhus
Oct 20
Oct 20

Thanks, Ana.