The CFC (an intergovernmental financial institution) provides financing to organisations and enterprises engaged in commodity value chains. Through financial support, the CFC seeks to support implementation of innovative interventions that target new opportunities in commodity markets leading to commodity based growth, employment generation, increase in household incomes, reduction in poverty, and enhancement of food security. The intervention should be scalable, commercially viable and financially sustainable and have a measurable positive impact on the stakeholders in commodity value chains.
This is the third call for interested parties to submit proposals which will close on 4 October 2013.
For full details please download the call for proposals and submission guidelines.
Outcome of Second Open Call for proposals
CFC concludes technical consideration of projects received in the second open call for proposals
The CFC had invited call for proposals in the first quarter of 2013. There was an overwhelming response to call for proposals. The CFC received over 100 proposals for financing and we would like to thank all proponents who took time to submit their ideas for consideration by the CFC. Priority consideration was given to proposals meeting all basic criteria indicated in the call for proposals, including commodity focus, co-financing, innovation, clear business and financial model.
The Consultative Committee of the Common Fund for Commodities met in Amsterdam on 1-4 July 2013. With this meeting, the CFC concluded technical consideration of the proposals received in its second open call for proposals. The proposals recommended for further consideration will be reviewed by the Executive Board in October 2013 which will decide the allocation of funds among proposals recommended for financing.
The Consultative Committee recommended twelve proposals for consideration of grant, returnable grant, loan and equity financing. The proponents of the projects recommended for further consideration are being contacted directly.
Due to the high volume of applications, the CFC regrets that it would not be able to provide feedback or enter into correspondence with regard to each submission not recommended for follow-up. The third open call for proposals has been announced on this web site. Any project proposals meeting basic selection criteria can be re-submitted for consideration in the third round.
Second Call for Proposals – Projects Approved by the Executive Board
Second call for proposals was initiated in February 2013 and the proposals meeting the criteria specified were reviewed by the Consultative Committee (CC) of the CFC. The Executive Board of the CFC in its meeting held in October 2013 approved ten proposals ranging from sustainable coffee production, outgrower flower cultivation, spices and herbs, dairy and cheese to partnership in Africa Agriculture SME Fund on the recommendations of the Consultative Committee. More....
First Call for Proposals – Projects Approved by the Executive Board
New guidelines for the Operations of the Common Fund for Commodities for the period 2013-2015 were approved by the Governing Bodies in 2012 which mandated the Secretariat of the CFC to invite proposals for funding for commodity development through an open call for proposals. First call for proposals was initiated in October 2012 and the proposals received meeting the criteria specified were reviewed by the Consultative Committee of the CFC. The Executive Board of the CFC approved nine proposals ranging from warehouse inventory credit, micro-leasing to commodity branding on the recommendations of the Consultative Committee. More....