To date, FoodTrade ESA has launched three challenge fund windows. Each window has had a special focus but all have had the larger aim of unlocking regional staple food trade and creating positive impact by delivering increased employment and income, improved staple prices, improved access to markets, inputs and services, and increased volumes traded.
Through the Challenge Fund FoodTrade ESA challenges for-profit companies to develop new business models that provide solutions to food staple market failures while delivering commercial benefits. Innovations must have both national and cross border impact, supporting staple food trade in at least two of the nine focus countries of Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Rwanda, Burundi, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Mozambique and Malawi. FoodTrade ESA provides partial funding of up to 49% to these competitively selected investments. To date, investments have ranged from £450,000 to just under £1 million.
Our Latest Challenge Fund Projects
“Enhanced Crop Production, Value Chain Additions and Post-Harvest Crop Management Project”
“Nourishing the Nation through Enhancing the Soya Value Chain Project”