The Feed the Future Market Systems and Partnerships Activity (MSP) is pleased to invite for-profit businesses to apply for funding in Mozambique. MSP's Mozambique Partnerships Facility offers firms operating in the country the opportunity to co-invest with USAID to address the food crisis resulting from shortages of food, fuel, and fertilizer due to Russia's war on Ukraine.
Through the Partnership Facility, MSP seeks to channel business resources, expertise, technology, and influence to contribute to one or more of the following objectives:
1. Encouraging and incentivizing innovations and investments in agriculture food systems by agribusinesses Linked with smallholder farmers and/or farmer associations/cooperatives.
2. Expanding fertilizer investment and finance across fertilizer supply chains.
3. Building systems capacity to manage future shocks and stressors.
4. Reducing food loss and waste.
5. Increasing investments in agriculture capacity and resilience (i.e., promoting increased agribusiness efficiency, last-mile distribution of local products, digital applications, etc.).
Illustrative partnership activities that could meet these objectives by introducing or scaling technologies and improving management practices include but are not limited to:
1. Warehousing, storage, cold chain, logistics/transportation, and other technologies that prolong shelf-life, improve food safety, and reduce product losses from damage or spoilage in agriculture market systems.
2. Practices that create circular economy opportunities where unsafe or inedible foods are safely recycled back into the food system for human, animal, or fish consumption.
3. Technologies that improve sanitary and phytosanitary food safety standards.
4. Agro-processing that generates additional income for smallholder farming households and expanded opportunities for farmer groups (e.g., value addition, washing, grading, sorting, and packaging).
5. Climate-smart agriculture (CSA) technologies and practices (e.g., climate-smart agriculture including crop management practices, agriculture water management, salt-tolerant and other resilient seed varieties, net houses, CSA mechanization technologies and services, and carbon credit programs from the reduction of GHG emissions in agriculture).
6. Other practices or services that promote value addition and prevent food loss or waste, support fertilizer finance/supply chain, or agricultural resilience.
7. Innovations in agriculture food systems, including digital technologies and digital financing.
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.