The Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Ministry of Agriculture, Nature, and Food Quality jointly invite agri-food entrepreneurs to hand in project proposals concerning the improvement of food security in ten countries within Sub-Saharan Africa: Benin, Burundi, Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Mali, Mozambique, Rwanda, Uganda, and South-Sudan.


This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) call is directed at both large and small companies which are dedicated to responding to food security issues (i.e. insufficient primary production, low processing efficiency, poor value chain coordination) through innovative products and services.


An SBIR trajectory consists of 3 phases, each characterized by a round of competition:

  1. Feasibility study
  2. Applied research and prototype development
  3. Testing of prototype


This call specifically concerns phase 1 of the SBIR trajectory: a feasibility study with a maximum granted amount of €50.000.


The proposal is to be handed in before May 15th , 2018 at 17:00 hrs. It should be in Dutch and include a 3-minute video vlog.


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