The AgriFI Kenya Challenge Fund (AKCF), part of the wider AgriFI Kenya programme, has opened the third call for applications. The fund provides financial support to agri-enterprises to contribute to improvements in the capacity of smallholder farmers/pastoralists to practice environmentally sustainable and climate-smart agriculture as a business in inclusive value chains. 


With the challenge fund, AgriFI Kenya aims to award EUR 18 million to 50 agri-enterprises. The third call is divided into two windows. The first window focuses on established medium-sized agri-enterprises. In this window, applicants can apply for grants from EUR 200,000 to EUR 750,0000. The second window has a specific focus on smaller agri-enterprises in selected counties in Western, Nyanza, North Rift, South Rift, Northern and Coastal regions. Through this window, AKCF provides grants between EUR 100,000 and EUR 200,000. The grants in both windows can cover a maximum of 50% of the total value of the proposal. All applicants must be for-profit entities, incorporated in Kenya and have at least three years of uninterrupted operations. Refer to the AgriFI Kenya Challenge Fund website for further information on the tender programme. The deadline for proposals is the 20th of November at 12.00 pm (noon) EAT. 


Advance Consulting has successfully assisted companies in the past to develop winning AKCF proposals. We can also support you to develop a concept paper as well as a full application for this tender programme. Contact Michel Geerligs to find out whether your investment idea might qualify. 


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