Haiti: Strengthening agri-food value chains and adaptation to climate change
This call is now closed. The deadline for proposal submissions was April 6. Proposals received after the deadline will not be accepted.
Technical Error Alert
Attention: Please note that there were technical issues affecting the original application form of this call for proposals. If you have completed the English application and saved two experience examples under Section 9.3, there is no need to redo the application with the updated application form. If you are working with the French form, or if one of the experience example boxes disappeared in Section 9.3, you will need to use the new form.
The total amount of funding available under the Strengthening agri-food value chains and adaptation to climate change call for proposals is $50 million over five (5) years. Global Affairs Canada may fund any number of proposals, or none, up to the maximum funding available.
You must submit your proposal to this call through the Partners@International portal before the deadline of April 6, 2017, at 4 p.m. EDT (UTC-4). Global Affairs Canada will not accept any late submissions, or submissions outside the portal. Be sure to review the instructions in How to apply for funding through a call for proposals before beginning your application.
Under this call, your proposed project must contribute to the achievement of the following ultimate outcome:
- Ultimate outcome: Economic well-being is enhanced and vulnerability is reduced for rural Haitians in one, two or three of the following departments: Artibonite, Sud and Grand-Anse.
Your proposed project must also contribute to all of the following intermediate outcomes:
- Intermediate outcome 1: Value-added of the targeted agri-food value chains is increased, particularly for women and youth in the targeted regions, while respecting the environment; and
- Intermediate outcome 2: Agri-food value chains targeted by the project are better adapted to climate change.
You must not alter any of these outcome statements.
Hurricane Matthew: Global Affairs Canada recognizes that Hurricane Matthew has had a devastating effect on agricultural production and associated infrastructure in some areas of the targeted regions. Areas that have been severely affected by Hurricane Matthew will require increased support to restore agricultural production capacity and infrastructure to develop sustainable agricultural and agri-food value chains. Applicants working in hurricane-affected areas are encouraged to adapt their proposals to account for the effects of the hurricane on the targeted agriculture and agri-food value chains, including the different impact of this disaster on women and girls. Applicants should also consider that, with climate change, the frequency or intensity of hurricanes may increase. Proposals that take into account specific needs related to the impact of Hurricane Matthew will be given preference. Specifically, priority will be given to proposals that aim to restore, restructure and revitalize agri-food value chains; support value-chain actors, particularly women; and help value-chain actors prepare for future natural disasters.
Priority will be given to proposals that fully integrate gender equality issues in their design. This means that gender equality issues raised in the analysis are well articulated in the theory of change and are addressed specifically through concrete activities, resources and outcomes. Proposals must also indicate how women and girls have been consulted; how the focus and design of the initiative respond to their comments; and how implementation will support the empowerment of women and girls and advance gender equality.
This call for proposals is divided into two funding envelopes. Based on the value of the budget submitted in the proposal, Global Affairs Canada will determine whether the proposal falls under Envelope A or Envelope B.
- Envelope A – Funding for projects valued at $3 million to $5 million: For funding from Envelope A, Global Affairs Canada will assess proposals requiring a minimum contribution of $3 million and a maximum contribution of $5 million. The total budget for Envelope A is $10 million.
- Envelope B – Funding for projects valued at $5 million to $15 million: For funding from Envelope B, Global Affairs Canada will assess proposals requiring a minimum contribution of $5 million and a maximum contribution of $15 million. The total budget for Envelope B is $40 million.
Global Affairs Canada will not pre-assess or comment on the eligibility of specific potential applicants. Carefully review the following eligibility screening requirements that Global Affairs Canada will use on submitted application packages for this particular call. To be eligible, you must be able to respond to each requirement and, where stipulated, provide supporting documentation:
- Organization type: This call for proposals is open to Canadian and non-Canadian organizations, including private sector organizations, that are legally incorporated or otherwise constituted under the law in their respective jurisdictions. The call is not open to multilateral organizations or sovereign entities (for example, the government of a country).
- Experience in the agri-food sector: Applicants must demonstrate that they have at least three years of experience managing and delivering projects related to the agri-food sector in Haiti, with at least one project worth a minimum of $3 million. Applicants must demonstrate that they have the required experience by providing examples of past projects they have managed in section 9.3 of the application form.
If you are unable to respond to any of the above requirements, your organization is not eligible to apply under this particular call.
Carefully review the parameters of this call and judge whether your project idea will fit. You must be able to answer “yes” to all of the following statements in order for your application to be considered for funding under this call:
- Value of proposal: The value of the proposal submitted to Global Affairs Canada for funding must be at least $3 million and no more than $15 million.
- Geographic scope: Your proposal must aim to achieve the ultimate outcome and the two intermediate outcomes in one, two or three of the following geographic departments in Haiti: Artibonite, Sud and Grand-Anse.
- Duration: The project you are proposing has a maximum duration of five years.
If your proposed project does not conform to the above statements, it will not be assessed because it cannot be considered for funding under this call.
There are a number of resources available online to help you develop your application package. Global Affairs Canada strongly encourages you to read all of the following tools and guidance before beginning your application process. Failure to meet the mandatory requirements, minimum standards and deadlines detailed therein will result in your application package not being considered for funding.
- Questions and answers for this call
- Assessment criteria — Strengthening agri-food value chains and adaptation to climate change
- Funding tools
- Questions and answers about applying for funding
- How to apply for funding through a call for proposals
Reference documents mentioned in the application form
The following reference documents are provided for information so that applicants have some resources on agri-food value chains and adaptation to climate change. Applicants can consult them or not, or consult other documents as they see fit. Applicants are not expected to refer to the documents below in their responses in the application form.
- Climate-smart Agriculture Sourcebook, Executive Summary (PDF), published by the FAO.
- Climate Change 2014: Impacts, Adaptation, and Vulnerability, Chapter 7: Food Security and Food Production Systems (PDF), published by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.
- Value Chain Roundtables, Government of Canada website.
- Programme Changements climatiques, Plan d’action national d’adaptation (PDF, French only) [climate change program, national adaptation action plan], published in 2006 by the Ministry of the Environment, Government of Haiti.
- Contribution prévue déterminée au niveau national (PDF, French only) [intended nationally determined contribution], published in 2015 by the Ministry of the Environment, Government of Haiti.
How to submit your application package
For your application to be considered for this call for proposals, you must carefully read the document How to apply for funding through a call for proposals and follow the procedure described therein.
Each applicant must register on the Partners@International portal. Note that it could take 10 working days to verify an applicant’s legal status. You cannot submit a proposal without being registered on Partners@International.
You must upload your complete package to the Partners@International portal no later than April 6, 2017, at 4 p.m. EDT (UTC-4).
Your application package must include all of the following documents:
- Strengthening agri-food value chains and adaptation to climate change application form *(completed, with “Validated” affixed by the application form software on the first page)
- Anti-corruption declaration (completed and signed)
- Declaration regarding outstanding debts due to Her Majesty (completed and signed)
- Proof of legal status (scanned, accompanied by translation if the original is not in English or French)
- Financial statements from the last two most recently completed fiscal years (signed)
If you have questions about this call, please send them to firstname.lastname@example.org no later than March 9, 2017, at 4 p.m. EST (UTC-5). Global Affairs Canada will not respond to questions about an organization’s specific circumstances or about specific proposals. Answers will be posted on the Strengthening agri-food value chains and adaptation to climate change Questions and Answers page within approximately 10 working days.
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