The French Committee for International Solidarity (Comité Français pour la Solidarité Internationale – CFSI), in partnership with Fondation de France, funds projects that support small-scale farming in West Africa. Grants will support projects carried out by partnerships between European and West African nonprofit legal entities, research and training organizations in the following countries: Benin, Burkina Faso, Cape Verde, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Ivory Coast, Liberia, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone, and Togo.
Projects can range from one to three years. Grants are a maximum of €15 thousand per year, or €50 thousand in the case of a 3-year project.
The 2019 call is launched! The deadline for receipt of the file by email is Monday, February 25, 2019.
Its overall objective is to promote local initiatives to increase access to food through viable and sustainable West African family farming, share its achievements on a larger scale and contribute to the documentation of sustainability. This agricultural model is likely to challenge decision-makers to take these issues into account in public policies.
Who is the call for projects aimed at?
- Farmers’ Organizations (POs) in West Africa;
- support NGOs active in West Africa or in Europe as long as they work with local partners;
- research and/or training organizations.