The SEED Foundation Call For Proposal 2019 in USA

SEED Foundation pools together companies committed to supporting groups of African farmers.

Their goal is to give their committed corporate sponsors the opportunity to achieve their societal engagement by supporting family-based agricultural initiatives. The grant will support agricultural and rural development in Africa so as to strengthen food security and living conditions for the more vulnerable populations.

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SEED Foundation mission statement is to support agricultural and rural development in Africa so as to strengthen food safety and living conditions for the more vulnerable populations. As shown by the dramatic food crisis in Africa in 2007-2008, food insecurity is particularly acute in rural areas where the vast majority of the African population lives. Ironically, farmers are the ones more severely hit by hunger. Hunger by itself hampers the social and economic growth of the continent. As a consequence, 33 out of the 50 poorest countries in the world concentrate in Africa. Paradoxically, perspectives for growth in the African continent are huge. Particularly in the agricultural field, vast opportunities for development are possible. Africa holds both the economic potential as well as the land to properly feed its population. By providing poor farmers and their families with the means to develop their crops as well as agri-food activities, living conditions thanks to additional revenues can be improved and food security can be enhanced. 90% of agricultural production is grown by family-based farming. Agriculture development is currently considered as a paramount strategy for the African continent to feed people, reduce poverty and fuel economic growth. This is the reason why SEED Foundation has chosen to strive for food security in Africa through sustainable agricultural activities. Projects selected by SEED Foundation are financed by their affiliated sponsors. Projects are developed over several years to achieve agricultural sustainable growth in order to improve living conditions of the more vulnerable populations.


  • Financing: from 7.000 € to 15.000 € Overall envelope: 45,000 €
  • SEED support can provide between 10% to 70% of a project’s total required budget.
  • African projects will be helped by the foundation to reach sustainability and improve their mode of management


Eligibility of the application

  • Project duration between 24 and 36 months
  • The pre-project stages must have already completed: feasibility study, diagnosis, market study, project draft
  • Spread the anticipated allocation over a maximum of 3 years and ensure that it represents between 10% and 70% of the total project budget, i.e. a total project budget of between 10,000 € and 150,000 €.
  • If the project fits into a larger program, the SEED Foundation team will ensure that its dimensions remain compatible with its grant.

Eligibility of the holders

The French organization

  • Must issue CERFA tax receipts
  • Must have experience in the field of agricultural development in Africa
  • May submit only one project per call
  • May not be a SEED Foundation partner (no on-going projects)
  • May not be a student association

The African organization

  • Must be a non-profit organization
  • Must participate actively in the project
  • Must be able to continue the project when the partnership ends

Eligibility of the project

  • Must be in an eligible African country
  • Must be less than 3 hour drive from the country’s capital
  • Must present an innovative element
  • The project must relate to agricultural or livestock products intended for local food consumption and not for export
  • The project must concern at least 2 stages of the sector: production, processing, marketing
  • Direct beneficiaries must have been identified (number and nature)
Eligible Regions: Benin, Burkina Faso, Cameroun, Comores, Congo Pointe Noire, Ivory Coast, Djibouti, Ghana, Gambia, Guinea Conakry, Guinea Equatorial, Kenya, Madagascar, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Democratic Republic of Congo, Senegal, Chad, Togo

Application Process

  • The French partner must complete the online form between 19/12/2018 and 06/02/2018.
  • Once the form has been submitted, SEED Foundation will send participants an acknowledgment of receipt to inform them of the eligibility or non-eligibility of the application before 20/02/2019.
  • Eligible applications are pre-selected by the Fund team between March and June 2019.

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Application Deadline: February 6, 2019

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