Call for Submission of Articles: Innovative schemes and experiences in enhancing smallholder-inclusive value chain finance

get-attachment.aspxThe Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation is a joint international institution of the European Union (EU) and African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) Group of States. Its mission is to advance food and nutritional security, increase prosperity and encourage sound natural resource management in ACP countries. It provides access to information and knowledge, facilitates policy dialogue and strengthens the capacity of agricultural and rural development institutions and communities. Supporting smallholder-inclusive agricultural value chain finance is one of CTA’s work areas.

 In order to improve the understanding of the scope of techniques that can be used to successfully structure agricultural value chain financing for smallholders, CTA wishes to gather papers on any of the following issues:

 Series 1: Mobile applications for enhancing agri-value chain finance

 Series 2: Smallholder-inclusive finance for non-traditional value chains

 Series 3: Value chain finance for climate change resilience.

 Fees: Up to 5 000 Euros for best papers

 Language: Proposals may be submitted in either French or English.

 Deadline: Proposals (1st draft) must be submitted by email to and no later than 30 January 2015 at 23:59 hours, Netherlands time.

 Download the call for submission of articles including detailed guidelines for submitting applications here