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Award Notice: Youth Call for Proposals

Advancing youth agricultural entrepreneurship and ICT innovations to boost climate-resilient food value chains

June 24, 2015

1. Date of publication

24 June 2015.

2. Objective of the grant

The objective of this grant is to advance agricultural entrepreneurship and ICT innovations by young people. It responds to the strategic need to strengthen the involvement of youth in agriculture. It will support youth capacity building and entrepreneurship in ICT for agriculture (ICT4Ag) and promote youth employment opportunities. The call for proposals builds on various activities that CTA has been implementing in the area of agribusiness, value chain development, ICT for agriculture, and youth in agriculture (notably within the framework of the Agriculture, Rural Development and Youth in the Information Society (ARDYIS) project).

3. Areas covered

Proposals had to be submitted and awarded in the following two categories:

Category 1: Proposals aimed at strengthening youth engagement and entrepreneurship in strategic food commodity value chains;

Category 2: Proposals aimed at implementing the “AgriHack Talent” programme at national or regional level, with a focus on value chain development, regional trade or climate change adaptation for strategic food commodities.

4. Number of proposals received

513 (five-hundred-thirteen).

5. Winning proposals for the 2015 budget

Category Title Applicant Geographical Scope  Origin of the project
2  Agrihack Talent Association Jeunesse Technologie Développement (JTDev)  Togo Togo 
 Youth Enabled Fish Farming ArgiHack (YEFFA) LoftyInc Allied Partners Limited  West Africa Nigeria 
 Advancing youth agricultural entrepreneurship and ICT innovations to boost climate resilient food chains Pacific Organic and Ethical Trade Community (POETCom) Pacific  Fiji
 "Support the Creation and Management of a Caribbean Youth in Agriculture Virtual Business Incubator and Resource Hub"  Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture (IICA)  Caribbean Saint Lucia 
 Valoriser les succès de jeunes africains dans l'entreprenariat agricole et rural a travers la création et la gestion d'une webTV  MEDIAPROD West Africa  Burkina Faso
 Young Farmers’ Clubs and Hubs Development Aid from People to People's (DAPP)   Zambia  Zambia

6. “Reserve list” proposals for possible funding in 2015 or 2016 budget 

Category Title Applicant Geographical Scope  Origin of the project
2  Implémentation du Agrihack Talent en Afrique Centrale AGROPME  Central Africa Cameroon 
1 Young farmer’s cooperatives in Rwanda and Burundi join hands to pilot SMS- services to increase their agricultural income Stichting ActionAid  East Africa the Netherlands 
 Appel à propositions sur la jeunesse - Projet Lôr Bouôr Côte d'Ivoire Côte d'Ivoire
 Strengthening the capacity of youth farmers to produce and market quality soya bean through Innovative ICTs WOUGNET  Uganda Uganda
Farmbracket - An online open source collective market system that enables communities of young farmers to access the market  Smallholders Foundation Nigeria  Nigeria
 Using integrated digital and data platform to advance youth agricultural entrepreneurship in rural Uganda TRIAS Uganda  Uganda  Uganda
1 Factoring services to finance youth in agriculture and trade enterprises Value Chain Consultancy Ltd Kenya Kenya
1 Application in response to youth call for proposals Toro Development Network (ToroDev) Uganda Uganda
2 Vetworks Nailab CTA Proposal Vetworks Eastern Africa Kenya Kenya
1 Enhancing competitiveness through creation of Youth agribusiness ventures, “Malawi Agribusiness Youth Programme” (MAYOP) Farmers Forum for Trade & Social Justice (FAFOTRAJ) Malawi Malawi
1 Faire avancer l'entrepreneuriat agricole et les innovations TIC des jeunes afin de développer des chaînes de valeur agro-alimentaires résilientes RONGEAD West Africa France

7. Contract duration

At least one year.

Congratulations to winners.  

CTA thanks all applicants for their interest. Due to the high number of proposals received all best applications could unfortunately not be selected by the independent panel of evaluators. We encourage all applicants to continue to take an active interest in CTA’s initiatives and hope to collaborate with more organisations in the future.

Learn more about the call for proposals "Advancing youth agricultural entrepreneurship and ICT innovations to boost climate-resilient food value chains".