22nd Call For Proposals From The Common Fund For Commodities (CFC)

The Common Fund for Commodities (CFC) invites applications for financial support from qualifying projects. The CFC offers a range of financial and technical instruments of support to meet specific needs of SMEs/enterprises/businesses, cooperatives, and institutions along the entire commodity value chain in its member countries. Eligible projects should be based in one of the CFC Member Countries and intend to contribute to the Sustainable Development Goals by investing in commodity value chains. Applications should clearly demonstrate potential to achieve sustainable positive impact on the livelihoods of the poorest people who depend on commodities. Botswana as a member of CFC, is eligible to benefit from the Organisation.

The CFC encourages applications proposing innovative solutions for the commodity sector such as new agritech applications, agroforestry, agro-ecology themed innovative productivity practices, regenerative technologies, increased availability of renewable and affordable energy, expanding environmental services, expediting digital and green recovery, adding to the nutrition security, climate friendly practices contributing to biodiversity, preventing deforestation, digitalization, financial inclusion, Blockchain and other traceability solutions.

Kindly note that financing can be provided in the form of loans for capital expenditures, working capital or trade finance to invest in productivity and value chain upgrading involving smallholders and/or SMEs. Applications should clearly show operational and financial viability, and be economically, socially and environmentally sustainable. Women entrepreneurs and quality project proposals from LDCs (Least Developed Countries), LLDCs (Landlocked Developing Countries) and SIDs (Small Island Developing States) will be given priority to alleviate more people from poverty.

All interested SMEs/enterprises/businesses/cooperatives/governments are kindly invited to submit qualifying proposals no later than 10 April 2023. Detailed information on the Open Call can be accessed on the CFC website: https://www.common-fund.org/call-for-proposals/.