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Common Fund for commodities - 8th call for proposals funding innovation

The CFC is inviting applications for support of commodity development activities in its member countries. Interested organizations are requested to submit their applications in the prescribed format.

The CFC provides a range of financial instruments for the support of business activities in the field of commodity development, including agriculture, minerals and metals in Developing Countries that, besides giving a sound financial return, also provide for a measurable social and environmental return.

Eligible entities and co-financing requirements

Eligible to apply under this Call for Proposals are all legal public and private entities that:

  • operate in commodity value chains in CFC member countries or provide financial services to micro, small and medium sized businesses operating in these value chains,
  • have a proven relevant track record of sound commercial operations in the proposed activities over a period of at least 3 years, which can be documented by means of financial statements.
  • share CFC’s values, including internationally recognized principles concerning human rights, labour, the environment and anti-corruption as reflected in the United Nations Global Compact

The amount of finance requested from CFC should not exceed 50% of the total amount required to execute the project. The balancing amount of co-financing is to be provided by the applicant and/or by other co-financiers.

Such co-financing should be relative to the new funding requirement for the (investment) project. Sunk cost are not considered a financial contribution

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