Food Loss and Waste Partnerships Facility

The Feed the Future Market Systems and Partnerships Activity (MSP) is pleased to invite for-profit businesses in Bangladesh, Kenya, Nepal, Niger, Nigeria, and Tanzania to submit an application for co-investment through its Food Loss and Waste (FLW) Partnerships Facility.

Applications will be received and reviewed in two groups, but due to limited funding, MSP will give preference to applications that are submitted by the Group 1 deadline. MSP will consider applications from Group 2 based on the remaining funds available, if any, after Group 1 applications are considered. Applicants are highly encouraged to apply in time to be considered in Group 1.

These investment partnerships will increase the uptake and scaling of technologies and management practices that reduce FLW with an emphasis on nutrition. Additional countries may be added if funding becomes available; an amendment to this RFA will be issued should that be the case. The ultimate purpose of these MSP partnerships is to reduce vulnerability to the impacts of Russia's War in Ukraine and of other systemic shocks.

Through the FLW Partnership Facility, MSP seeks to channel business resources, expertise, technology, and influence to contribute to one or more of the following objectives:

  • Pilot innovative solutions to reduce food loss and waste with an emphasis on nutrient dense products throughout the supply chain in target countries.

  • Reduce methane and other greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions through reduction in food loss and waste via improved practices in storage and distribution, and processing.

  • Create circular economy systems of regeneration within focus countries' food systems so that waste does not exist but is instead used as feedstock for another cycle.

  • Strengthen the focus countries' agricultural competitiveness through enhanced services, private sector engagement, and investment, especially within nutrient rich value chains.

  • Improve the focus countries' resilience and capacity to mitigate and respond to food system shocks.

To apply, please register on this platform. Then download the Request for Application (RFA) document, review the award and eligibility information, and follow the application instructions.

Applications due by:
  • Group 1: December 9, 2022; 5:00PM Eastern Daylight Time (GMT-4)
  • Group 2: January 27, 2023; 5:00PM Eastern Daylight Time (GMT-4)
Applicant's conference (virtual):
  • Group 1: October 17, 2022 8:00AM Eastern Daylight Time (GMT-4). Please register via the WebEx link in the RFA
  • Group 2: December 15, 2022 8:00AM Eastern Daylight Time (GMT-4). Please register via the WebEx link in the RFA
Questions regarding this opportunity are accepted on a rolling basis through December 2, 2022 for Group 1 and through January 13, 2023 for Group 2. Questions must be submitted submitted to flwgrants_nofo@ftf-msp.org before 12:00PM Eastern Daylight Time (GMT-4) on December 2, 2022 for Group 1 and 12:00PM Eastern Daylight Time (GMT-4) on January 13, 2023 for Group 2.
Answers will be posted weekly, every Tuesday from October 4 - December 6, 2022 and then again from December 20, 2022 - January 17, 2023
Partners are selected through an open and competitive process.