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Posted by ttt May 7, 2018

Check out https://shirifly.org/ . Looking for volunteers, freelancers, partnerships, opportunities, seed funding, investors.

Licitación para la creación de oportunidades económicas en el altiplano occidental


Alianzas con el sector privado para fomentar ingresos provenientes de agricultura y para mejorar la resiliencia de los pequeños agricultores y sus familias en el altiplano occidental


Feed the Future Guatemala - Proyecto de Soluciones Innovadoras para Cadenas de Valor Agrícola se complace en invitar a todas aquellas organizaciones del sector privado o consorcios a presentar propuestas para recibir fondos de inversión con el objetivo de llevar inversión privada e impulsar determinadas cadenas de valor agrícola en el altiplano occidental.


Adjunto a este correo encontrará el documento de Licitación, en donde podrá leer con más detalle el contexto, los términos de referencia, y lo que estamos buscando que tenga su organización para poder invertir en ella. Asimismo, encontrará los formularios que deben completar para presentar su propuesta.


* Anexo I: Contexto de la Organización

* Anexo II: Propuesta

* Anexo III: Formato de Presupuesto y Notas de Costo


Se realizarán las siguientes conferencias para resolver dudas y recibir comentarios acerca de la Licitación.

  • Ciudad de Guatemala 8 de mayo de 2018 GMT 9:00 Hotel Clarion
  • Quetzaltenango 9 de mayo de 2018 – GMT 9:00 Hotel Bonifaz
  • Huehuetenango 11 de mayo de 2018 – GMT 9:00 Centro de Convenciones California


La presente información es pública, por lo que agradecemos puedan compartirla con todas aquellas personas que puedan estar interesadas en presentar una propuesta para recibir fondos.


Cualquier duda o consulta que surja de la presente Licitación favor realizarla por medio de correo electrónico procompite@popoyan.com  y esta será respondida por el mismo medio.

La fecha límite de presentación de propuestas es el 8 de junio de 2018.

Do you want the chance to win up to $400,000 and prevent hunger and malnutrition?

Apply now for the Fall Armyworm Tech Prize, by May 14.


Fall Armyworm is an invasive pest that is destroying crops across Africa. We're looking for digital solutions to help smallholder farmers protect and treat their crops.

Apply here: Home - Fall Armyworm Tech

Get in-depth information here: http://fallarmywormtech.challenges.org/wp-content/uploads/sites/51/2018/03/Prize_Call_Innovator_Handbook_ARMYWORM_v13.pdf


Watch the below video for information about fall armyworm:


The 4th African Summit on Entrepreneurship and Innovation-ASENTI is November 15-17 in Nairobi, Kenya. ASENTI is a forum that brings SMEs, startups, entrepreneurs, investors, innovators and different stakeholders for an intensive interaction, networking and training on entrepreneurship and Innovation from across Africa. 

This year there will be 600 delegates, 40 countries, 30 exhibitors, and 30 speakers Kindly register on www.asenti.org/delegate,

apply here www.asenti.org/partners , check benefits and packages or learn more at partner@asenti.org ,

This year the Impact Investors dinner will be at the Radisson Blu. This will be a great avenue to meet and interact with investors register on http://asenti.org/investors-dinner  or email info@asenti.org or visit the website for more details.

Asenti 2018 focuses on several pillars; Manufacturing, Energy, Agribusiness, Startup financing, Mobile Technology, fashion, Big data, Cyber Security, blockchain technology, youth empowerment  and Media, this year’s theme is Building African’s future through Innovative mindset.


USAID Opportunity

Posted by community.manager Apr 23, 2018

A "BAA" was launched - send in an expression of interest through today, about agriculture research and development ideas for food security.


View Opportunity | GRANTS.GOV

Across the agriculture sector in every country, women plan an important and often undeserved role in growing, processing, and marketing food. They use entrepreneurial thinking and skills to do so much when the opportunities they have are so much fewer than men. The Partnering for Innovation AWE prize is now online if you know a colleague who is running her own business in SSA - check out all the details on the AgTechXChange here.

The Sida supported programme Demo Environment (Demo/Miljö) managed by The Swedish Agency for Economic and Regional Growth (Tillväxtverket) is now open for applications.


Financing technology for new markets


Are you looking to introduce your proven and sold technical solution to a new market? Or, is your organisation looking to import technology that’s new and innovative to your country?


The Demo Environment programmes have since 2007 supported the exchange of knowledge and business opportunities to make a difference in the fight against poverty and environmental challenges. The fifth call for applications is now open until 4 March with the possibility to send in a concept note and receive feedback before 14 February. Countries eligible for funding are the following:


Kenya, Mozambique, Tanzania, Zambia, Bangladesh, Cambodia, Bolivia, Colombia, Guatemala, Bosnia and Hercegovina, Serbia, Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine.


The programme offers two types of financing: Planning Grants are awarded to help entrepreneurs explore new markets and research their technology’s impact on the environment and poverty reduction. In Demonstration Projects, local actors receive financing to help them import technologies which offer solutions to local environmental challenges.


The programme’s emphasis is on cleantech products, systems, processes, and services which offer clear advantages over competing solutions in the following focus areas:

  • Climate change adaption/mitigation
  • Ecosystem services
  • Renewable energy
  • Water and sanitation
  • Urban development


All information about the programme can be found on the website https://tillvaxtverket.se/demoenvironment. Attached you also find possible texts for newsletters, tweets, Facebook and LinkedIn postings, etc. 


Are you an innovative change-maker under the age of 35? Then apply for the Thought for Food 2018 TFF Challenge and take advantage of the opportunity to win up to $25,000 in grant funding!


The Thought For Food Challenge calls on next-generation innovators from around the world to form teams and develop breakthrough solutions that address the global challenge of feeding 9+ billion people by the year 2050.

By participating in the TFF Challenge, you would join a movement of youth from 130 different countries that are reshaping our global food systems. During the challenge, you would work with world-class mentors and take part in proven training programs and curriculum that have launched projects such as WhyFarm, FoPo, and Agrilution.


TFF Challenge participants will have the chance to receive up to $25,000 in grant funding, and you may be selected to participate in the TFF Bootcamp, an intense, 10 week startup training which culminates at the TFF Global Summit, an all expenses paid trip!


Registration opens on 15 January 2018.

Are you ready to change the future? Save the date to make sure you don't miss your chance to participate in the world’s leading startup program for food and agriculture.

After Signup

After you apply, you can recruit team members, refine your concept and create an attention-grabbing pitch with the help of our online design lab. You’ll become part of a global network, gain access to investors, media and mentors.

Learn more about participating in the challenge.

Take a look at the 2018 timeline below:



Asset Africa Institute

Posted by hanna Dec 8, 2017

Asset Africa Institute (AAI) was formed by a group of experienced development practitioners in Kenya to respond to the training needs of development organizations in developing countries. The organization hosts seminars, events, and trainings on a variety of subjects, from M&E to supply chain managemnt. While the organization focuses on development organizations, many of the trainings seem relevant for private companies and social enterprises. Some of their upcoming opportunities include seminars on Resource Mobilization, Data Analysis, and Office Management and Administration. You check out more of their upcoming events and trainings here!


A BOOK of Quotes of Farmers

Posted by nazmul Nov 1, 2017

This is a summary reflections of our farmers end of one to three years with the project .

The Third Eye Observations by their own assessment.




I only just came across this great opportunity to apply for this accelerator program in either Bangladesh, Myanmar, Nepal or Pakistan. Applications are due November 1, 2017 and below are the criteria:


Eligibility Criteria


   Be a legal, registered enterprise able to demonstrate a minimum of one year of revenue-generating operations.

  1. Be able to demonstrate current operations or plans to secure representation in either Bangladesh, Myanmar, Nepal or Pakistan by 1 September 2017.
  2. The business plans to create a product or service that helps girls aged 10-19 do one or more of the following:
    • Save time or money, enabling girls to stay in school or learn
    • Save or invest earnings and assets
    • Earn
    • Feel safe and secure
  3. The product or service must be a physical, digital or financial asset that targets or benefits girls. It may also benefit or be purchased by her family.
  4. Agree to all legal terms and conditions of SPRING.
  5. Submit an application form with all required fields completed through the SPRING website.
  6. Be willing to provide material and references in support of your application should they be requested by DFID, Nike Foundation, USAID, DFAT or its partners in operating SPRING.
  7. If selected to join SPRING, the CEO commits to participating in the accelerator, empowering any other team members participating, and implementing strategies that will grow and scale the business to increase positive impact on the lives of girls.
  8. If selected to join SPRING, agree to participate in the programme and contribute knowledge to the SPRING network.
  9. If selected to receive prototype development funding, agree to use the financial resources in accordance with the agreed scope of work, determined in conjunction with SPRING partners.
  10. If selected to join SPRING, commit to be contacted and to provide key performance indicators to SPRING during the Accelerator and for up to three years after completion of your time in the Accelerator, to SPRING or the Monitoring & Evaluation Partner.
  11. Complete the application form and submit it on the website before to be communicated later this year. No entries will be accepted after the deadline.
  12. Businesses must not produce or distribute goods or services that are not supported by DFID’s aid programmes such as military equipment, luxury goods, alcohol or tobacco.
  13. The SPRING programme and all partners and ventures that participate in the programme will comply with all legal requirements and child protection policies of governments and the ILO in all participating countries.
  14. Businesses owned or controlled by employees of SPRING, sponsors, contributors or partners, or any of their affiliates, as well as the immediate family (spouse parents, siblings, and children) and household members of such employees, are not eligible.

Innovation Prize for Africa

Posted by abrack6 Oct 17, 2017

The African Innovation Foundation released a call for applications for the Innovation Prize for Africa 2018 Awards, which focuses on "Investing In Inclusive Innovation Ecosystems." You must submit your application for a share of the $185,000 prize by January 10, 2018. The prize focuses on five thematic areas, including agriculture/agribusiness.


For more information and to apply, please visit the website here: http://innovationprizeforafrica.org/


Good luck!

Interested in biological control products? Check out this video on an upcoming event, 9/22/17, in Guatemala.

The ANDE network is producing high quality, well researched work to map out impact investors. Recently they released one focused on Lagos: http://c.ymcdn.com/sites/www.andeglobal.org/resource/resmgr/west_africa/Lagos_Entrepreneurial_Ecosys.pdf


Here is the mapping of impact investing in Abuja: http://c.ymcdn.com/sites/www.andeglobal.org/resource/resmgr/west_africa/Lagos_Entrepreneurial_Ecosys.pdf


Please use this resource to see what kinds of investments are available in Abuja and Lagos, from grants to loans and equity investments.

Global Innovation Tool and Marketplace Available to Support USAID Priorities

One of the biggest challenges we face in promoting innovations in global development is the lack of opportunity to collaborate openly and freely with innovators, subject matter experts, and funders.

USAID is working with the Australian Department of Foreign Assistance and Trade (Australian Aid), the Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA), and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to promote the Global Innovation Exchange (the Exchange) alongside partners from across government, business, academia, and civil society who believe they can discover and support solutions to major global issues through collaboration.

The Exchange is a free, online platform designed to convene anyone in global development, which serves as a clearinghouse for innovations, funding opportunities, and other resources, and it is searchable by sectors, topics, and geography.

Specifically for USAID, the Exchange can serve as a tool to:

  • Search for innovations to be implemented in USAID local programming/projects;
  • Share with your innovators to showcase their innovations and create communities of practice in a particular region/country;
  • Amplify and highlight funding opportunities; and
  • Become an expert/mentor on the Exchange and share insight with innovators.

Knowing that a breakthrough idea can come from anyone, anywhere, the Exchange aims to democratize development. It is an open platform available to everyone. Already home to nearly $88.6 million funding opportunities, more than 4,600 innovations, and more than 15,000 users, the Exchange is rapidly expanding, reaching nearly every corner of the world.

Visit www.globalinnovationexchange.org to learn more about the platform and discover innovations and resources to support your projects and programs.

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