Self Help Africa is about to launch Kenya Initiative for Long-term Integration of Market Operators in Value Chains (KILIMO-VC), a competitive challenge fund (EUR 24 million) aiming to identify and invest in Kenyan agribusinesses that can integrate smallholders and pastoralists into climate-smart value chains in a course of 5 years. 


The KILIMO – VC project presents the right candidate with an opportunity to make a significant contribution to innovative work with blended finance. This could benefit over 100 000 smallholder farmer/pastoralists enabling them to practice sustainable climate-smart agriculture. Applicants to the Challenge Fund can be micro, small and medium enterprises, cooperatives and NGOs. The grants amount between EUR 200.000 and EUR 1 million. Contact Michel Geerligs for more information on this fund.


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