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Theme: Innovative schemes and experiences in enhancing smallholder-inclusive value chain finance

December 18, 2014

The purpose of this Call is to gather, publish and disseminate experiences and success stories in ACP countries or relevant to them that can inspire financiers and others to introduce new, innovative smallholder-inclusive value chain finance schemes in their countries.

Supporting smallholder-inclusive agricultural value chain finance is one of CTA's work areas. In order to improve the understanding of the scope of techniques that can be used to successfully structure agricultural value chain financing for smallholders, CTA wishes to gather papers on any of the issues described below:

  • Series 1: Mobile applications for enhancing agri-value chain finance,
  • Series 2: Smallholder-inclusive finance for non-traditional value chains,
  • Series 3: value chain finance for climate change resilience.

Language: Proposals may be submitted in either French or English.

Deadline: Proposals must be submitted by email to CTAVCFpapers@cta.int and no later than 30 January 2015.

Download the call for submission of articles including detailed guidelines for submitting applications.


The Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation is a joint international institution of the European Union (EU) and African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) Group of States. Its mission is to advance food and nutritional security, increase prosperity and encourage sound natural resource management in ACP countries. It provides access to information and knowledge, facilitates policy dialogue and strengthens the capacity of agricultural and rural development institutions and communities.