Haiti: Strengthening agri-food value chains and adaptation to climate change

Deadline for submitting a proposal for this call is April 6, 2017 before 4 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time (UTC-4).

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.

Objectives

Under this call, your proposed project must contribute to the achievement of the following ultimate outcome:

Your proposed project must also contribute to all of the following intermediate outcomes:

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.

Gender Equality

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.

Funding envelopes

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.

Organization eligibility

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: 

If you are unable to respond to any of the above requirements, your organization is not eligible to apply under this particular call.

Proposal eligibility

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:

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.

Available resources

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.

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.

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:

Questions

If you have questions about this call, please send them to agrifood.haiti@international.gc.ca 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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