Team: Programs | Commitment: Procurement | Location: Ethiopia

FSCP-GIAF-Ethiopia Grant Application

Program Description

Cultivating New Frontiers in Agriculture (CNFA) is implementing the 34-month Farm Service Center Program (FSCP) in partnership with the GIZ Green Innovation Centres for the Agriculture and Food Sector in Ethiopia (GIAF-Ethiopia). The project will establish five private retail input supply stores known as Farm Service Centers (FSCs). These Ethiopian-owned and operated enterprises are designed to improve the productivity, food security and incomes of smallholder famers in the Arsi zone of Ethiopia by linking them to high-quality agricultural inputs and extension services. The project is strategically aligned to build the role of the private sector and is connected to CNFA’s other initiatives in Ethiopia, which also work in the development of FSCs. In addition, and in line with the larger GIAF-Ethiopia initiatives the project will establish FSCs in the following five woredas recommended by the Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Natural Resources and the Oromia Bureau of Agriculture – Hitosa, Lude-Hitosa, Arsi-Robe, Digelu-Tijo and Tiyo. The project will also focus on up-scaling of innovations and best practices for wheat and faba bean production.

FSCP-GIAF-Ethiopia is a follow-on to the successful Commercial Farm Service Program, which piloted CNFA’s Farm Service Center (FSC) Model in Ethiopia for the first time. CNFA’s Farm Service Center Model is a market-based, private sector model that applies matching grants and training methodology to establish small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) that deliver farm supplies and services. FSCs are located in larger townships and serve as rural development centers that meet the needs of private farmers in their communities. These centers provide a range of agricultural inputs (crop protection materials, fertilizers and seeds), machinery services, veterinary services and products, marketing assistance for agricultural outputs, training and information, and access to credit. FSCP-GIAF-Ethiopia’s distinguishing feature is a focus on the adoption of innovative technologies and a focus, which will impact over 25,000 smallholders over the life of the project.

Partner: Deutche Gesellschaft fur Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH

Closing date: April 5, 2017

For the full details of the FSCP-GIAF-Ethiopia grant application process, please download the Grant Application Guide and Grant Application Form following the links provided below.

Click here to download the Grant Application Guide and here to download the Grant Application Form.