Promotion of Family Farming in West Africa (Funding up to 60,000 euros)

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Promotion of Family Farming in West Africa

Deadline: 13th May 2024.

The program articulates an economic approach with projects carried out at the level of territories and sectors, with an approach to influencing the political and legislative environment at the national and regional level so that it is more favorable to sustainable family farming ( notably via the alliance with Roppa (and via the supported advocacy projects).

Promotion of Family Farming in West Africa The program provides financial support for local and peasant initiatives in West Africa capable of satisfying, in a sustainable manner, the growing demand of domestic markets and guaranteeing better distribution of added value. These initiatives therefore respond to two challenges:

  • strengthen and/or maintain the availability of quality local products from sustainable family farming in rural and urban markets – mass consumption
  • develop sustainable agricultural practices/sustainable food systems.

The 2024 call for projects targets initiatives that contribute to:

  • improve the resilience of populations in the face of crises by supporting sustainable local food chains;
  • compete with imported products.

Funding 

  • The minimum contribution from the Pafao Support Fund is 10,000 euros. The maximum amount that can be requested depends on the duration of the submitted initiative. The maximum contribution has been set to 18,000 euros for a 12-month project, 36,000 euros for a 24-month project or 60,000 euros for a 36-month project. In the case of multi-year projects, the distribution of funds per year is unrestricted and depends on the life of the project.

Eligibility

This call is reserved for projects carried out in partnership by at least two organizations, one West African and the other European ( obligatory EU member country ). If the sponsor is a West African organization, then the main partner must be European. Conversely, if the project leader is a European organization, then the main partner must be West African. This partnership must be formalized and pre-existing the project for which the grant is requested . Other organizations may intervene as “other partners”.

The project leader must:

  • be a non-profit legal entity based in West Africa or Europe (EU), of the type: peasant organization (PO), West African NGO, support NGO active in West Africa or in Europe (European Union – EU) to the extent that it acts with local partners. Cooperatives are also eligible. Public institutions and local authorities are not eligible as holders;
  • be registered for more than one year;
  • having previously carried out actions in the agricultural and food sector.

The partner must:

  • be a non-profit legal entity, of the type: peasant organization (PO), West African NGO, support NGO active in West Africa or in Europe (EU) to the extent that it acts with local partners, research and/or training organizations. Cooperatives are also eligible as main partners. Local authorities can be main partners provided that their role is decisive and explained in the grant application (PLEASE NOTE, other public institutions are not eligible as “main partners” but can be part of the “other partners” of the project ) ;
  • be linked to the holder by a formalized partnership pre-existing the project for which the grant is requested;
  • having participated in the definition and implementation of the project. Their role and added value must be explained. West African partners of European organizations play a leading role in the design and implementation of the proposed project.

Application Process

Please download all the Word and Excel files available below. It is imperative to carefully read the “guidelines” document in which all the instructions are detailed.

The file, completed in French or English, must be sent by email only to the following address: secr.aea@cfsi.asso.fr  (Word file, accompanied by the Excel file for the budgets and the requested annexes). The sending will be made in several emails, each of which will have a maximum weight of 8 MB.  The deadline for receiving the file by email is Monday May 13, 2024. 

The admissibility and eligibility of the files will be verified by the program secretariat, provided by the CFSI. Eligible applications are then studied by the Pafao program award committee. The evaluation of files will be based on the criteria grid available in the guidelines to download below.

Any questions relating to this call for projects, and remaining unanswered after careful reading of the guidelines, can be asked by email only to: secr.aea@cfsi.asso.fr 

Download the presentation of the 2024 call for projects in French [1 MB.pdf]
Download the Pafao program presentation 2024 in English [302 ko.pdf]

Download the Pafao guidelines and form 2024 in English [131 ko.doc ]

Download the partner commitment form 2024 in English [26 ko.doc]
Download the partner commitment form 2024 in English [26 ko.doc]

Download the 2024 budget in French [391 ko.xls]
Download the 2024 budget in English [340 ko.xls]

For more information.

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