Call for concept notes for grant co-financing (Rwanda)

APPLICATION DEADLINE EXTENDED

IDH Market-led SMEs and smallholder farmer business support project in Rwanda Phase II Project – Call for concept notes for grant co-financing

Through the “Market-led SMEs and smallholder farmer business support project in Rwanda – Phase II”, IDH aims at creating new good jobs and improving the working conditions of workers in SMEs involved in Rwanda’s horticulture sector, and to improve the farmers’ livelihoods through enhanced production of high value horticulture crops. This will contribute to the commercialization of Rwanda’s horticulture sector, and its access to local, regional and export premium markets.

This project is designed to attract and catalyse private investments in the Rwandan Horticulture sector, capitalize on market opportunities in domestic, regional and export markets through supporting the development of inclusive and sustainable horticulture value chains. The project will support activities across horticulture value chains in Rwanda, from production to processing, distribution and marketing and the key target group is SMEs in the business of horticultural products. The essence of this project is to co-invest with SMEs in horticulture to create new good jobs in the sector and improve working conditions of the beneficiaries.

The Market-led SMEs and smallholder farmer business support project in Rwanda – Phase II project is opening an application window for its grant facility (the Horticulture Grant Facility II) on 16th December, 2022. The purpose of the Horticulture Grant Facility II is to co-invest with Rwandan companies in business cases of fruit and vegetable value chains that support the creation of new good jobs (focusing on women and youth empowerment) and the inclusion of smallholder farmer cooperatives.

Applicants are encouraged to develop business cases that create new employment opportunities (with a focus on women and youth empowerment) and are inclusive of smallholder farmers grouped in cooperatives. The nature and value of the business cases may vary and can be applicable to different stages of the value chain.

Application deadline has been extended. All applicants should submit their concept notes by sending an email to nizongabire@idhtrade.org by Friday 13th January 2023 by 5:00 PM Kigali Time (Central Africa Time). Submissions received after this time will not be considered. The applicants that have already submitted their concept notes, do not need to re-submit.

Release note- Call for proposals- IDH market-led SMEs and SHF business support project in Rwanda Phase II

IDH Market-led SMEs and SHF business support project Phase II – Template for concept notes

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