Unlocking Agricultural Finance for Small Borrowers - Ghana

The purpose of this Innovative Partnership Announcement is to solicit applications from interested parties wishing to receive technical assistance and funding from the Feed the Future Ghana Mobilizing Finance in Agriculture (MFA) Activity.

MFA seeks to:

  • Identify new and innovative partners in Ghana that are committed to expanding finance to actors with small financing needs (e.g. smallholders, microenterprises, bottom-of-the-pyramid borrowers) at favorable terms; and
  • Structure and support partnerships between anchor buyers, corporate entities, FIs, large-scale agricultural investors, technology firms, digital/mobile money platforms, agricultural alliances, smallholders, and micro-entrepreneurs that unlock access to finance, improve competitiveness of small borrowers, and support inclusive growth.

MFA encourages offerors to submit a concept note if their business model is aligned with MFA’s desired outcome of unlocking financing for small actors, and can demonstrate their viability according to the below evaluation criteria.

MFA aims to impact, through increased financing and improved competitiveness, small actors in specific agricultural sectors included in this announcement. Offerors should be able to demonstrate that their activities will involve small value chain actors that are conducting business in the listed value chains (VC). Examples of value chain actors include input dealers, producers, processors, aggregators, storage service providers, traders, retailers, exporters, agriculture logistics firms, and technology providers.

Rolling submission dates:

Round One
Concept Paper Submission Deadline: June 15, 2022, 5:00 PM GMT
Deadline for Questions: June 1, 2022, 5:00 PM GMT

Round Two
Concept Paper Submission Deadline: Sept 15, 2022, 5:00 PM GMT
Deadline for Questions: Nov 1, 2022, 5:00 PM GMT

Round Three
Concept Paper Submission Deadline: Jan 15, 2023, 5:00 PM GMT
Deadline for Questions: Jan 1, 2023, 5:00 PM GMT

Round Four
Concept Paper Submission Deadline: April 15, 2023, 5:00 PM GMT
Deadline for Questions: Apr 1, 2023, 5:00 PM GMT

Details

Ghana

Closing date:
15 April 2023