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How to apply for the IFAD grant Agri Connect Digital Farmer Registry

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… Enabling Private Sector Investment and Access to Services for Smallholder Farmers through Digital Farmer Registry

Are you a consulting organization, private sector, alliance of partner service providers, specialized NGO, or an inter-governmental organization (including UN agencies), apply for the IFAD grant Agri Connect through Digital Farmer Registry to access up to  US$1.5 million.

This call for proposals is to select a recipient or consortium of recipients to receive IFAD grant financing to implement the project ‘Agri Connect: Enabling Private Sector Investment and Access to Services for Smallholder Farmers through Digital Farmer Registry for a total amount of up to US$1.5 million.

The competitively selected recipient can be a consulting organization, private sector, alliance of partner service providers, specialized NGO, or an inter-governmental organization (including UN agencies). The applicant should propose some level of cash and in-kind co-financing. The recipient’s contribution must be at least 25% for private sector applicants. For other applicants, it is recommended that the recipient’s contribution is at least 20%.

Project Proposals (in pdf format) can be sent to Digital_Advisory@ifad.org. The deadline to receive proposals is 10th August 2024, at 12:00pm (CET).

This call for proposals is not-binding: IFAD retains the right to not fund any proposal under this call depending upon quality of the proposals received as well as potential other factors that may require IFAD to shift priorities for funding.

How to submit a proposal (see also the supporting documents below)

Send the following documents to Digital_Advisory@ifad.org. with “Agri-Connect Proposal” in the subject. All are mandatory for the proposal to be evaluated by IFAD.

A. Project proposal using the Project Proposal Template (item 2). The proposal must be aligned with the Grant Proposal Identification Form (item 1), specifying the objectives, scope of work, deliverables and indicative financial envelope.

B. Detailed budget using the activity-based budget template (item 6).

C. Bidders’ self-certification of eligibility for IFAD grant financing using the template in item 3.

D. Brief institutional profile, detailing experience in the priority area and specific theme outlined in the Grant Concept Note.

The selected bidder will be required to fill in the Financial Management Self-Assessment Questionnaire (FMAQ) (item 7).

The selected proposal will be discussed with IFAD staff (and if needed finetuned) in order to produce a Grant Design Document that will be proposed for IFAD funding, to be evaluated by IFAD’s senior management.

Questions can be sent to the email address: Digital_Advisory@ifad.org. until 24 July 2024.

To view all Resources for applying below, visit the IFAD website here

01 Grant Proposal Identification Form

02 Grant Project Proposal – Template

03 Bidders’ self-certification of eligibility for IFAD grant financing

03-1: Standard form for non-UN entities

04 General Provisions Applicable to IFAD Grant Agreements

05 Evaluation methodology and criteria for the review of the submissions

06 Detailed Activity-based Budget – Template

07 Financial Management Self-Assessment Questionnaire (FMAQ)

08 Guidance on eligible expenditure and budget preparation for grant-financed projects

Additional Resources

09 IFAD’s Regular Grants Policy

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