Donor: Norad
Application procedure: Concept Note
Donor base: Finland
Reference number: -
Eligible applicants: Non-Profit Organisation
Deadline: 14.04.2023

Financial details

Grant size: Large - more than $1,000,000
Minimum grant size: -
Total available budget: -
Funding type: Grants
Maximum grant size: -
Funding ratio: up to 100%


  • Agriculture & Rural Development
  • Climate Change
  • Economic Development
  • Environment & Natural Resources
  • Food Security
  • Women & Gender

Project Locations

  1. Africa

      Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ethiopia, Ghana, Malawi, Mali, Mozambique, Niger, Somalia, South Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda


1) Objective

This call focuses primarily on land-based food production and value chains within the first two objectives of Norway’s strategy for promoting food security in development policy:

1. Increased productivity and income for small-scale food producers and reduced food loss in production and harvest.
2. Effective local value chains and markets, with a strengthened role for small-scale food producers and small and medium-sized enterprises in the value chain.

Examples of projects may include, but are not limited to:

  • climate resilient agriculture including pastoralism;
  • small-scale inland fisheries and/or aquaculture producers development of local value chains;
  • organization of small-scale food producers including organizations for women, youth, indigenous peoples or people living with disabilities;
  • increasing small-scale food producers’, processors’ and dealers’ equitable access to land, credit, working capital and concessional loans;
  • access to production inputs and technologies including seeds, fingerlings, fertilizers, guidance; policy and advocacy work;
  • open data, open content, and open source software related to food security and climate resilient food production;
  • solutions for insurance schemes to mitigate negative consequences of climate change for small-scale food producers.

2) Eligibility

Eligible recipients for this call for proposals are civil society organizations such as network organizations, non-governmental organizations, trade and farmer unions, independent media, religious organizations and sports organizations.

3) Location

The call is limited to the following countries, and applicants must have existing operations in the countries applied for: the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ethiopia, Ghana, Malawi, Mali, Mozambique, Niger, Somalia, South Sudan, Tanzania, and Uganda.

4) Budget

This call for proposals provides a tentative total of up to 200 million NOK annually over five years within the period 2023-2028. Norad expects to enter into 4-8 agreements up to a total estimated amount of 200 million NOK annually. Applications below 25 million NOK annually will not be accepted. Applications should not exceed 100 million NOK annually. The selection of projects will reflect the quality of the proposals as well as a balance between different geographical areas and types of interventions.

5) Application

Applications must be submitted electronically and in English through the Grants Portal and will not be accepted later than 14 April 2023, 13:00 CET. Applicants will first be asked to submit a short concept note, as well as audited financial accounts from 2021, and confirm that they meet the minimum criteria of this call for proposals to qualify for support. This will be referred to as “phase one” of the application process. Applications are subject to a comparative assessment. Only concept notes received by 14 April 2023, 13:00 CET will be considered for funding. No applicants are automatically entitled to a grant under this scheme, even if they meet all the formal criteria.

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