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Deadline: (French, English) is 25 February 2019

The French Committee for International Solidarity (Comité Français pour la Solidarité Internationale – CFSI), in partnership with Fondation de France, funds projects that support small-scale farming in West Africa. Grants will support projects carried out by partnerships between European and West African nonprofit legal entities, research and training organizations in the following countries: Benin, Burkina Faso, Cape Verde, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Ivory Coast, Liberia, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone, and Togo.

Projects can range from one to three years. Grants are a maximum of €15 thousand per year, or €50 thousand in the case of a 3-year project.

The 2019 call is launched! The deadline for receipt of the file by email is Monday, February 25, 2019.

Its overall objective is to promote local initiatives to increase access to food through viable and sustainable West African family farming, share its achievements on a larger scale and contribute to the documentation of sustainability. This agricultural model is likely to challenge decision-makers to take these issues into account in public policies.

Who is the call for projects aimed at?

To non-profit corporations:
  • Farmers’ Organizations (POs) in West Africa;
  • support NGOs active in West Africa or in Europe as long as they work with local partners;
  • research and/or training organizations.
A local authority cannot be the promoter of the project but can be the main partner.
Important: the call for projects is reserved for proposals for actions in formalized partnership between a West African organization and a European organization. The leading organization can be West African or European.
How to answer?
Please download the guidelines and the file (4 documents including 1 pdf file, 2 Word files and 1 Excel file) below:
The file, completed in French or English, is to be sent by e-mail only to the following address: secr.aea@cfsi.asso.fr (Word file, accompanied by the Excel file for budgets and annexes requested). The shipment will be made in several mails, each of which will have a maximum weight of 8 MB.
The first administrative eligibility of the files will be established by the secretariat of the program assured by the CFSI. Eligible files will then be dealt with by an award committee. Any question relating to this call for projects, and remained unanswered after a careful reading of the guidelines, can be asked by mail only to: secr.aea@cfsi.asso.fr
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