How to apply

 

Eligibility

Applicants from organisations in Zambia and Malawi with a track record of at least 3 years in agricultural development and managing donor funds are eligible to apply for funding from the MAEF. Applicants can be Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs), Community Based Organisations (CBOs), private companies, research organisations or universities based in the target countries.

 To qualify, applicant organisations must form an innovative, effective synergistic partnership for delivery of the project.  Partners may include any of the organisation types listed above and/or farmer organisations and extension service providers and partnerships may be formed across national boundaries within Southern Africa.

Applying

To qualify, applicant organisations must form an innovative, effective synergistic partnership for delivery of the project. Partners may include any of the organisation types listed above and/or farmer organisations and extension service providers and partnerships may be formed across national boundaries within Southern Africa.
Applicants should submit concepts notes, not exceeding three pages in Tahoma font size 12
containing brief statements under the following headings:

  1. Name of organisation, Address and Contact Person,
  2.  Country and proposed project district (s)
  3.  Brief background of the organisation (including programme focus, number of years in operation, current donors)
  4. Project rationale and merit of technology, clear product value chain;
  5. Key objectives;
  6. Proposed partnerships and the specific roles/contributions of each partner in the project;
  7. Innovative approaches and methods that will ensure successful adoption of technology,farmer empowerment and an increase in social economic status, including systems for delivery of key inputs and for output marketing;
  8. Any positive or negative social and environmental effects of the project and how the latter will be dealt with;
  9. Expected social and economic impacts;
  10. Potential social and financial /economic project sustainability and potential for scaling-up;
  11. Mechanisms for monitoring and evaluation.

Application deadline:

The deadline for 2012 submissions has now passed.