The specific objective of this Call for Proposals is to support the implementation of ICT-enabled mechanisation services facilitating farmland cultivation and job creation for youth in Africa and share lessons learnt.
The overall indicative amount made available under this Grant / Call for Proposals is a maximum of Euro 250,000.
Activities which will be financed under this Call for Proposals must be actions that leverage on ICT solutions that facilitate the use of mechanized equipment by smallholder farmers and cooperatives.
Priority is given to farmland cultivation services like : the implication of drones to know the conditions of the crops and remedy them in case of defect, the use of GPS coordinates to guide an autonomous tractor, the use of weather forecast to anticipate rain or drought etc.
Applicants must be :
- Private or civil society organisations from ACP, EU or OECD DAC countries, with the relevant expertise ;
- Legally registered and operational in the African country(ies) in which they wish to implement the project ;
- Applicant’s organisation (the lead implementer) must have at least three (3) years of experience in implementing ICT-enabled farm mechanisation services.
Applications have to be sent to the email address above by Thursday, 11 October 2018 at 5:00 P.M. UTC.
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