The objective of this call is to support the implementation of blockchain use cases addressing the agri-food sector in Africa, the Caribbean and Pacific countries, in order to contribute to its transformation.
The Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation (CTA) is a joint international institution of the African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) Group of States and the European Union (EU). Its mission is to advance food and nutritional security, increase prosperity and encourage sound natural resource management in ACP countries.
In October 2017, CTA organised a workshop on blockchain opportunities for the agricultural sector in ACP countries. Participants recommended that much more must be done to educate value chain actors, entrepreneurs and policymakers on the understanding and advantages of the technology. Promoting proofs of concept and use cases were also recommended. The launch of this call for proposals is one of the follow-ups to recommendations of this workshop.
Applications must be submitted by email address by Monday 12 November 2018 @ 23:59 Netherlands time.
The subject heading of the email must bear the title “Blockchain use cases in Agriculture in African, the Caribbean and Pacific countries - Call for Proposals".
Projects can be submitted in English or French.
A maximum of six grants will be awarded. The maximum amount that will be allocated to a winning proposal is Euro 60,000.
More information is available in the call documentation at the links below:
Applicants may send questions by email no later than 21 days before the deadline for receipt of applications to: Ken Lohento, Senior ICT4Ag Programme Coordinator, CTA: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Only inquiries (and NOT proposals) will be sent to that address. The email to which proposals will be sent is indicated in the Guidelines for Applicants.