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Sectors: Agriculture - Fisheries, Economy - Finances, Enlargement, Environment, Local development, SME Policy, Trade

Beneficiaries: Development NGOs, International Organisation, Non-profit organisations

Regions: Africa-Carribean-Pacific, European Union

Category: Call for proposals

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Funds for: Reducing poverty, to increase income and resilience against shocks in the rural areas and to improve food and nutrition security in Liberia
Main beneficiaries: NGOs, International organisations

Responsible: European commission

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Funds for: Reducing poverty, to increase income and resilience against shocks in the rural areas and to improve food and nutrition security in Liberia
Main beneficiaries: NGOs, International organisations

Priorities and funded actions:

Objectives
* To reduce poverty, to increase income and resilience against shocks in the rural areas and to improve food and nutrition security in Liberia

Priorities
* Lot 1: To improve the livelihoods for smallholder farmers and other actors in the cocoa value chain and enhance institutional capacity for a sustainable cocoa sector in Liberia
– Downstream development of the cocoa value chain, improvement of quality control systems, and promotion of cocoa certification;
– Development of better market linkages for sustainably produced cocoa
* Lot 2: To develop a competitive, job-intensive, environmentally-sustainable and climate-resilient aquaculture value chain
– An enabling environment for private sector development and investment in aquaculture;
– Strengthening the capacity of smallholder fish farmers
* Lot 3: To enhance livelihoods for small-scale fishers and to improve local sector governance and operationalise sustainable management of fisheries by communities
– Approaches which focus on different potential functions of CMA’s (local governance, delegated public authority, business development)

Among financed actions
* Lot 1:
– Improving access to finance; support to micro credit, small loans, SME finance, revolving funds to support downstream value chain development for cocoa;
– Supporting regulatory reform to promote sustainable cocoa production, processing and marketing, ensuring profitability for smallholder farmers;
– Developing quality control systems and robust chain of custody for the production, processing and marketing of premium quality cocoa;
– Improving the governance of cooperatives in order to facilitate access to finance for the cooperatives
* Lot 2:
– Training of fish farmers and other entrepreneurs, organisation of farmer field schools in the aquaculture value chain;
– Identification and/or development of business models, systems and approaches suitable for the specific context of Liberia to ensure input access to fish farms;
– Facilitate market development, including through collective marketing approaches;
– Assessing and introducing facilities for improved access to finance for fish farmers and other entrepreneurs in the aquaculture value chain, in particular to improve the supply of input materials, fingerlings and fish feed
* Lot 3:
– Assessing and supporting the establishment of new community management associations (CMAs);
– Strengthening CMAs functions (including public local functions), and organisational and financial capacities (internal governance, resources mobilisation etc);
– Training for CMA representatives on daily management and oversight issues, including conflict resolution, data collection, business management;
– Empowering women and youth in CMAs

Additional information
* This call for proposals is a restricted call for proposals. In first instance, only concept notes will be evaluated

* Initial duration of the action: between 36 and 48 months

* Eligibility:
– Be a legal person;
– Be non-profit-making;
– Be a specific type of organisation such as: non-governmental organisation, international (inter-governmental) organisation;
– Be established in a Member State of the European Union or in one of the countries eligible under the ACP-EC Partnership Agreement. This obligation does not apply to international organisations

– The lead applicant may act individually or with co-applicant(s)

– Actions must take place in Liberia