The Kenya Agricultural and Livestock Research Organization (KALRO) is now inviting interested entities and organizations working with small-holder farmers, pastoralists and fisher-folk to submit proposals to upscale and promote adoption of existing proven and climate smart technologies that have been developed by KALRO and its partners.
The overall objective of the Action AGRIFI Kenya is to strengthen productive, climate change adapted and market integrated small holder agriculture aiming to reduce the national food deficit and improve agriculture sector competitiveness.
Type of activities will include but not limited to:
> Mobilization of farmers and stakeholders for up-scaling of technologies;
> Production of dissemination and extension materials;
> Enhancement of farmer access to and use of production inputs and farm implements;
> Production and multiplication of quality and adequate seeds of the released varieties and animal breeds;
> Capacity building on production, management, postharvest management and collective marketing;
> Organize beneficiaries in Common Interest Groups for production, value addition and marketing;
> Creation of effective channels for farmers to access markets and credit facilities;
> Dissemination of technologies through on-farm trials, demonstrations and field days;
> Establishment, strengthening and operationalizing innovation platforms in specific value chains;
> Enhancement of value addition, nutritional security and job creation in the specific product value chain;
> Implement a market-led model for adaption and commercialization of the technologies along specific value chains;
> Promotion of farmer to farmer learning exchange tours;
> Promotion of sustainable natural resource management.
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Priority areas for this call are:
a) Actions that promote adoption of technologies to improve productivity in identified value chains;
b) Actions that promote agribusinesses along the identified value chains;
c) Actions that promote value addition, food and nutritional security in identified value chains;
d) Actions that lead to job creation and increased incomes in identified value chains.
In order to be eligible for a grant, the lead applicant must:
1. Be a legal person or an entity without legal personality or a natural person and
2. Be non-profit-making and
3. Be a specific type of organisation such as: non-governmental organisation, faith based organization, public sector operator such as, a cooperative society, farmer association, Common Interest group (CIG), Community based Organization( CBO), international (inter-governmental) organisation and
4. Be duly incorporated in Kenya and operating under the applicable Kenya law;
5. Be compliant with all national and local laws and regulations including but not limited to tax regulation, health and safety and environmental standards.
Any grant requested under this call for proposals must fall between a minimum of EUR 30,000 and maximum of EUR 60,000.
Also, any grant requested under this call for proposals must fall between minimum of 50 % and a maximum of 90% of the total eligible costs of the action.
Deadline for submission: 17th March 2021 at 5:00 p.m. East Africa Time.
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