Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
2021 Call for Proposals
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- Can countries submit multiple applications?
Countries may submit only one final proposal by the Call deadline.
- Can Producer Organizations submit multiple applications?
Each Producer Organization, through their partner Supervising Entity, can submit only one proposal by the Call deadline. Proposals may be received from different Producer Organizations based in the same country.
- Can Producer Organizations submit regional (multi-country) project proposals?
No, multi-country proposals will not be considered under the Producer Organization-led modality. This is based on lessons learned in the Missing Middle Initiative (MMI) pilot, which highlighted the additional implementation risks for projects implemented across national borders and in which partner capacities already may need considerable support.
- Can an extension of the deadline be requested?
No. Final proposals must be submitted electronically by 11:59pm, September 8, 2021 (Eastern Standard Time).
- Are there any requirements for co-financing, blending in other sources of funding, or working with existing projects?
No. The GAFSP Steering Committee will review all proposals that are aligned with the country guidelines, including new standalone projects, co-financing for larger projects, and funding for projects that expand on existing work. For the Producer Organization-led modality, the Proposal can form part of, or be a component of, any larger project, or could be a stand-alone intervention that is not part of a larger project.
- Which development agencies are eligible to serve as Supervising Entities?
Both country Government and Producer Organization must be supported by an eligible GAFSP Supervising Entity (SE). Countries may choose one of the following investment Supervising Entities: the African Development Bank (AfDB), the Asian Development Bank (ADB), the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), or the World Bank. In addition, countries may optionally choose the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) or the World Food Programme (WFP) to serve as an additional SE for technical assistance. Producer Organizations may choose any one of the GAFSP Supervising Entities: the African Development Bank (AfDB), the Asian Development Bank (ADB), the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), the World Food Programme (WFP) or the World Bank.
- Can a proposal be submitted by an individual, organization, or academic institution, or a local government?
No. The Country-led modality is open to national Governments of targeted countries, working in partnership with one of GAFSP's approved Supervising Entities. Proposals must be submitted by representatives of the eligible national government. For the Producer Organization-led modality, the chosen Supervising Entity is responsible for submitting the Proposal on behalf of the Producer Organization.
- Are there any best practices that the GASFP can share in terms of ensuring a smooth and successful proposal submission process?
Where possible, applicants are encouraged to make submissions in advance of the deadline to avoid having to deal with any last minute unforeseen issues. Submissions should be received from the relevant government authority or Supervising Entity, as applicable. We also suggest submitting all requested parts of the full application package together. For a list of all required documents to be included in a submission package, please refer to Table 2 of the Country and/or Producer Organization Guidelines. Proposals should be submitted electronically to email@example.com.
- What languages can applicants use to submit their files?
English is the operational language of GAFSP, thus submissions are required in English. While GAFSP proposals are always required to be in English, supporting documents may be submitted in French. For supporting documents in other languages, please contact the GAFSP Coordination Unit (CU) at firstname.lastname@example.org prior to submission.
- What Producer Organizations are eligible for funding?
This Call is open to any Producer Organizations that are registered and operating in the target GAFSP eligible country (see Question 11) and whose mandate is aligned with GAFSP’s objectives. Several Producer Organizations may apply in partnership, with one identified as the lead Producer Organization in the Proposal.
- What countries are eligible for funding?
Eligible countries are those members of the International Development Association (IDA) that are classified as active IDA-only countries and that are not in non-accrual status. The following 57 countries are eligible:
Africa East Asia and the Pacific Europe and Central Asia Latin America Middle East South Asia Benin
Congo, Democratic Republic of
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