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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 and financially sustainable and have a measurable positive impact on the stakeholders in commodity value chains.

This is the sixth call for interested parties to submit proposals which will close on 30 April 2015.

For full details please download the call for proposals, which contains submission guidelines:

Fifth Call for Proposals - Projects to be reviewed by the Consultative Committee

The Fifth Call for Proposals, which was opened in August 2014, has resulted in more than 130 project submissions. Initial screening of the proposals which were received by the Secretariat was done against a number of set criteria related to expected development impact, project design, completeness of information provided, quality of financial information, etc.

On the basis of this screening, the following projects have been placed on the agenda of the Consultative Committee (the Fund’s external technical advisory committee) for a more in-depth review and analysis.
• Nafslid Integrated Agro Forestry;
• Zinc Die-casting in India;
• Coconut Sweetener Production Facilities in Indonesia;
• Contribution to Food Security through Large Scale Dissemination of Plantain Varieties, Seed and Fruits at a Semi Industrial Production Scale;
• Scaling Smallholder based Premium Coffee Production in Congo and Rwanda;
• Agricultural Storage Investment Fund (ASIF);
• Capacity Installation for the Production of Hermetic Storage Sacks and Collapsible Drying Systems;
• Scale up of Smallholder Agricultural Supply Chain, Zimbabwe;
• The African Food Distribution (TAFD), Mozambique;
• Business strategy for Xieng Khouang Rice Cooperative;
• Upgrading Seaweeds Value Chain;
• Increasing sustainable Nutmeg production for Smallholders (Indonesia);
• Supporting Coastal Community Livelihood through Improvement in Fishing Technology;

The meeting of the Committee will take place in the last week of January 2015. Based on the recommendations of the Committee, proposals may be submitted to the Fund’s Executive Board for consideration of approval (April 2015).
The proponents of the above mentioned projects will be informed on the outcome of the review after the meeting of the Committee.
Parties who have submitted proposals which are not mentioned in the above list, may consider their proposals not having been successful in meeting the stipulated criteria, in absolute and/or competitive terms.

Fourth Call for Proposals (May 2014)

The fourth call for proposals was initiated in February 2014 and the proposals meeting the criteria specified were reviewed by the Consultative Committee (CC) of the CFC in its meeting held in July 2014. The Committee recommended seven regular projects for further consideration by the Fund's Executive Board at its 58th Meeting, scheduled to be held in October 2014. The Committee also recommended seven smaller, so-called "Fast Track" projects, for approval for the Fund's Managing Director. More...

Third call for proposals - Projects approved by the Executive Board

The third call for proposals was initiated in August 2013 and the proposals meeting the criteria specified were reviewed by the Consultative Committee (CC) of the CFC in its meeting held in January 2014. The CC had recommended six proposals ranging from dairy production to maize trading to vegetable production for approval. The proposals were reviewed by the Fund’s Executive Board at its 57th meeting held in May 2014. More....

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....