The Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation (CTA) confirms closure by end of 2020.

Call for proposals: Blockchain use cases in Agriculture

 

Published on Tuesday, 25 September 2018.

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: lohento@cta.int.

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.

hiveonline: working with communities to help them access credit

by and

hiveonline is a digital platform that builds financial trust. This young start-up works with NGOs, merchants and microfinance institutions to help support small business ecosystems. The goal is to help communities grow by giving them access to credit and markets. We spoke with Sofie Blakstad, CEO and founder of hiveonline, about her initiative and the role of blockchain technology.

Creating frictionless supply chains

by and

Binkabi is a platform for the issuing, trading and financing of commodities on the blockchain. CEO and founder, Quan Le, spoke with us to explain the ins and outs of the application and provide some advice for others interested in taking up blockchain technology.

BenBen Ghana: Empowering citizens by providing land security

by

Founded in 2015, BenBen is a Ghanaian-based land tenure and property tech start-up. BenBen leverages distributed ledger technology (DLT) in building digital platforms for securing land-based assets and financial transactions in African land markets. BenBen’s vision is to build the digital infrastructure to enable African economies to fully unlock the socio-economic potential of their land and create ethical land markets.

Blockchain for agriculture: making it happen

by , and

The increasing buzz on blockchain technology has, in recent times, drawn attention to its application within the agriculture sector. The technology can be leveraged upon to improve agriculture efficiency, effectiveness, and transparency in Africa, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) countries, including intra-ACP business transactions and transactions between ACP and international business stakeholders.

Be sure you don't miss our latest updates.