The Common Fund for Commodities (CFC) is seeking applications for support of commodity development activities in its member countries.
The objectives of the CFC supported interventions are:
(i) Social: Create employment particularly for youth and women, increase household incomes, reduce poverty, and enhance food security;
(ii) Economic: Enhance production and productivity, achieve higher local value addition; improve competitiveness of producers, producer organisations and small and medium sized industries; support the financial sector development;
(iii) Building partnerships: Build effective and cost efficient collaboration between producers, industry, governments, civil society organisations and other stakeholders for commodity based development.
The financial support for any individual intervention can be in the range of of USD 60,000 to 1,500,000 mainly targeted to for-profit organisations and social enterprises operating in commodity sector. The CFC funding will be 7 years (2 years for disbursement of CFC funds and a further 5 years for repayment of debt/loans/ repayable grants etc.).
The deadline for submission of proposals is 7th December 2012. For full details, please download the call for proposals and submission guidelines