Call for Proposal: SAGOT Investment Project Matching Grant Fund

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We, at SAGCOT Centre Ltd, are very excited today with the release of the 2018 SIP Funding Opportunity Announcement in today’s Daily Newspapers across Tanzania. This is a very important opportunity which offers agribusinesses in Tanzania a financial grant to support innovative strategies to generate agricultural growth and poverty alleviation, through building successful partnerships between smallholder communities and agribusiness investors in the SAGCOT Region.

SIP stands for the SAGCOT Investment Project. The SIP Project aims to increase the integration of smallholder farmers into competitive agribusiness value chains to help create the opportunity for technology acquisition, productivity improvement and income growth of farmers.

As part of the process of strengthening smallholder business linkages, SIP funds a Matching Grant Fund (MGF). The Matching Grants Fund (MGF) is a USD 40 Million fund, with a USD 5 million management contract between the SCTF and KPMG, for KPMG- Tanzania to manage the MGF.

This is designed to catalyse investments in the SAGCOT Region through grants in size ranging from a low of USD 250,000 to a maximum ceiling of USD 1.5 Million grants in capital, operational expenditure or technical assistance to improve the productivity of smallholder farmers and link them more effectively into commercial demand and supply market systems.

If you are interested in this funding opportunity please visit the SAGCOT Catalytic Trust Fund for more information.

4 Comments

  1. GEORGE MSOWOYA says:

    Real sound good

    • admin says:

      Thank you, George, don’t hesitate to spread the word to your colleagues, this is a great opportunity for Tanzanian agribusinesses.

  2. Agriculture and argribusiness will be the first solution to solve the problem of unemployment and famine in Africa. But we mobilize all internal and external actors for the financial support of projects, and move towards the noble goals of employment for youth and nourish the African population, one of the most dynamic in the world. It is also important to address the structuring challenge of the entire agricultural sector, production, chain of custody, and distribution

    • admin says:

      Dear Francois, that is absolutely true. And that’s exactly why SAGCOT Centre exists, to bring together all these stakeholders to resolve the bottlenecks in the sector and find innovative ways to resolve them ensuring that every single stakeholder from the farmer, to the agribusiness, civil society, government and the environment all benefit. We need to ensure all we do is inclusive and sustainable agricultural transformation.

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