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Apply Now: 1,750,000€ African Climate Smart Agriculture Grant Funding

By Wayan Vota on January 21, 2019

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Agricultural systems worldwide are facing a triple challenge: how to sustainably increase productivity, while reducing the impact of agriculture on climate change, and increasing resilience of agriculture and food value chains?

The Climate-Smart Agriculture Future of Farming

Climate-Smart Agriculture is focused on addressing these triple challenges of agriculture: productivity, climate adaptation, and climate mitigation. Climate-smart agriculture integrates the three dimensions of sustainable development (economic, social and environmental) by jointly addressing food security and climate challenges with three main pillars:

  • sustainably increasing agricultural productivity and incomes;
  • adapting and building resilience to climate change;
  • reducing and/or removing greenhouse gases emissions, where possible.

Climate-smart agriculture is an integral part of the sustainable food and agriculture approach of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. Climate-smart agriculture is in particular linked to the SDG 2.4, one of the prioritized sustainable development goals of the Belgian Development Cooperation.

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1,750,000€ Grant Funding for Climate Smart Agriculture

Wehubit has launched a Call for Proposals to increase use and access to digital solutions that support adoption and scale of proven practical climate-smart agriculture methodologies and technologies to reach to the minds and hands of farmers.

Applicants can propose innovative digital solutions, including:

  • The use of sensors and smart devices
  • Inclusive knowledge management systems
  • Remote sensing and geographic information systems
  • Mobile applications and systems
  • Communication technologies
  • Blockchain and distributed ledger technologies

Applicants can request grant funding between 50,000 Euros and 350,000 Euros for each project and and the programme will finance 90% of eligible expenditures, with the applicant supporting the remaining 10%.

Apply Now: Deadline is February 21st 2019

Wehubit is implemented by the Belgian development agency, Enabel, together with its partner, the Belgian Investment Company for Developing countries (BIO), on behalf of the Belgian development cooperation.

Grant Funding Eligibility

Wehubit supports scaling-up and replication of ICT4D projects that have successfully passed the pilot phase, in line with the nine Principles for Digital Development and the Digital for Development policy paper of the Belgian Development Cooperation

The Wehubit Digital for Development Programme supports multiple financing instruments to support and improve digitization to accelerate sustainable development, strengthening prosperity, reducing inequality and empowering people and businesses.

This call for proposals is specific to public or not-for-profit organizations in the 14 partner countries of the Belgian bilateral cooperation, which include:

  • Benin
  • Burkina Faso
  • Burundi
  • DR Congo
  • Guinea
  • Mali
  • Morocco
  • Mozambique
  • Niger
  • Palestine
  • Rwanda
  • Senegal
  • Tanzania
  • Uganda

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Wayan Vota co-founded ICTworks. He also co-founded Technology Salon, MERL Tech, ICTforAg, ICT4Djobs, ICT4Drinks, JadedAid, Kurante, OLPC News and a few other things. Opinions expressed here are his own and do not reflect the position of his employer, any of its entities, or any ICTWorks sponsor.
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29 Comments to “Apply Now: 1,750,000€ African Climate Smart Agriculture Grant Funding”

  1. Laminu says:

    Dear sir or madam, this is Laminu issaka from Offinso Ashanti region of Ghana. I’m the founder and CEO of Romilla farms complex. Pls is there a link to funds for aquaculture industry? I’m into fish breeding fish farming and vegetables farming. We also render training to the unemployed youths and university students. We needs funds to scale up and turn the farm in a well established training center for aquaculture technology. Waiting for your kind reply thanks.

    • Wayan Vota says:

      I am not aware of any grant funding that is specific to the aquaculture industry, though I am not an expert in this area, nor do I look for donor funding there. On ICTworks, we focus on ICT4D grant funding.

    • Tahir says:

      Hi sir / madam I’m from Africa Namibia and we have a lot of opportunity for this

  2. Peter says:

    Should we add remote sensors, geospatial technoliges, or blockchain to our grant funding submission to increase our chances?

    • Wayan Vota says:

      You should include new and emerging technologies that you can provide that improve climate change adaptation and overall smallholder farmer resilience

  3. Hernan Velasquez says:

    Estimados Srs. Mucho agradecere informar si Ecuador estaria dentro de los paises que pueden aplicar para proyectos agricolas

    • Wayan Vota says:

      The grant funding requirements are set by the donor, which in this case requires organizations be in the 14 partner countries of the Belgian bilateral cooperation

  4. Azam says:

    I am working in this time to help my community shape needs of pure food items according to market rate per month during grass period. The community mobilization is working through formation with National Islamics Services (NIS)

  5. Ngabirano Medard says:

    I tried to apply but I wasn’t successful yet I had all the requirements. So I don’t Know what happened.

    I have an association which is catering for over 120000 PASSION fruit farmers. We have supplied them with over 3.2m seedlings and they are now In 3rd and second harvests respectively. They’re in Ankole and Kigezi subregions south western region. We have failed to follow up our farmers due to lack of funds. How can we benefit from your program?

    • Wayan Vota says:

      What do you mean when you say you were not successful in your application for grant funding? Were you unable to apply at all? Or did you not receive a reply yet? If you did not receive a reply, do not worry. The foundation will study all applications before responding with decisions on grant winners.

  6. Bonjour ,nous sommes une ong du nom de koulawa da noma da kiwo ( knk)Niger qui veut dire en langue française ” s’occuper de l’agriculture et de l’élevage ” très active dans le développement durable et la sauvegarde de l’environnement ,nous sommes ici à la recherche des fonds qui nous permettront de mettre en place nos multiples projets agricoles et pastoraux déjà élaborés mais par manque de fonds ne sont toujours pas mis en oeuvre .

  7. Sam Sheka Moi says:

    Farmers in Sierra Leone are not realizing productive farming, the country has a vast land for agricultural activities but the use of crude tools is a serious challenge to farmers they are only producing what is known as “from the Bush to the mouth” they can not produce for commercial purposes.
    Pa Sheka Bangura a farmer at Banekeh village Tonko Limba Chiefdom Kambia district described farming within the community as a loss to them and they can never produce food that they will consume for five months their produce may serve for four months or less. After looking into the poor final product and service delivery within communities the indicators for post- harvest loss and waste are poor roads network, limited or no storage facilities, climate change, lack of mechanized farming, technology as people don’t know how technology can improve farming in rural areas, logistics, loan facilities, advocacy and land ownership.
    Farmers are presently asking for technology aid in order to improve the agricultural activities within communities.

  8. Rev. Enock muktar says:

    I hope South Sudan is also eligible to receive funding for agriculture because it depends in relief food!

  9. Good day

    The call for proposal is a very good initiative but South Africa is excluded on call for proposal. I would like to find if the opportunity will be available for South African entrepreneurs?

    I will really appreciate to access opportunity of this nature in my country as well.

    Emmanuel Ndiyaza

  10. Jean Baptiste says:

    Bonjour, je viens de lire ceci: Obtenez un financement de subvention pour votre projet agricole ou votre entreprise de démarrage !
    Comment estèce que nous devons proceder pour obtenir comme vous venez de le dire des subventions auprès de vous dans le domaine agricole?

  11. Lillian says:

    Hello, can someone in apiary as an Agriculture sector also apply?

  12. Edward Kakongi says:

    For sure I like it so much, because I’m into farming in Uganda

  13. George Nkuriye says:

    I’m doing Agribusiness but need some financing for value addition.
    Kindly consider my request.

  14. Joe Musa says:

    Hello to all,
    We are running a registered community based non-governmental non-profit organization in Karene district, northwest province of Sierra Leone.
    We work to promote and empower women and children as these are the vulnerable groups in the communities of project implementation

  15. ndiritu . g. Kagia says:

    Is Kenya eligible

  16. Abrao says:

    What could be the reason for including Angola?

  17. Isaac Nkhoma says:

    hey, I’ve seen that Zambia is not listed among the countries eligible to apply, do you have any grant fund for our country-Zambia?

    • Sam Sheka Moi says:

      I am working on farmers post harvest loss and waste in Sierra Leone. Climate change is a one of the factors affecting farmers. Can this funding be applicable to Sierra Leoneans farmers?

  18. Our Organization is registered in Kenya with membership across Africa. Can we request for funds to do projects in some of our members if they are part of the Belgium bilateral cooperation?

  19. TAUS says:

    I am working on farmers in my community (pineapple and cassava) if we get this fund will help us a lot.but my group not registered, Can this funding be applicable to a group not registered

  20. TAUS says:

    iam a librarian and a farmer , farming pineapple and cassava . it is good news for us . in order to innovate our farming system

  21. Abrao Mushivi says:

    We have a long history in emergency and integrated community and empowerment in Angola. We are also involved in climate change and resilience programs in the south sharing a long border with Namibia northern part, both severely affected by cyclical droughts.

    We are interested to engage in if Angola was part of the selected countries.