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EU-Zimbabwe Agricultural Growth Program: Transforming Zimbabwe’s Animal Health and Food Safety Systems for the Future

EU-Zimbabwe Agricultural Growth Program: Transforming Zimbabwe’s Animal Health and Food Safety Systems for the Future

Deadline: 31 July 2018

The European Union (EU) is currently accepting proposals from eligible organisations for “Zimbabwe Agricultural growth program: Transforming Zimbabwe’s animal health and sanitary and phytosanitary (SPS) / food safety systems for the future”. The global objective of this call for proposals is: Contribute to the development of a diversified and efficient agriculture sector that promotes inclusive green economic growth.

Objectives

  • Improved animal health systems for improved productivity
  • Improved SPS/food safety systems for improved competitiveness and domestic consumer safety

Funding Information

The overall indicative amount made available under this call for proposals is EUR 3,600,000.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Lead applicant
    • In order to be eligible for a grant, the lead applicant must:
      • be a legal person and
      • be non-profit-making and
      • be a specific type of organisation such as: Civil Society Organisations , Local Authorities and their associations, public sector operator, private legal entities, international (intergovernmental) organisation as defined by Article 43 of the Rules of application of the EU Financial Regulation and
      • be established in Zimbabwe, in countries eligible under the EDF or in a Member State of the European Union or a contracting party to the Agreement on the European Economic Areas and
      • be directly responsible for the preparation and management of the action with the coapplicant(s) and affiliated entity(ies), not acting as an intermediary and
      • have demonstrated capacity and experience of at least two years in managing activities of a scale corresponding to at least half of the size and in the sector (Animal Disease Control or Food safety) of the grant requested.
  • Potential applicants may not participate in calls for proposals or be awarded grants if they are in any of the situations
  • Co-applicant(s)
    • Co-applicants participate in designing and implementing the action, and the costs they incur are eligible in the same way as those incurred by the lead applicant.
    • Co-applicants must satisfy the eligibility criteria as applicable to the lead applicant.
    • In addition to the categories referred to in section 2.1.1, the following are however also eligible:
      • co-applicants who have demonstrated capacity and experience of at least two years in managing activities in the sector (Animal Disease Control or Food safety) of the grant requested
  • Affiliated entity(ies)
  • The lead applicant and its co-applicant(s) may act with affiliated entity(ies) Only the following entities may be considered as affiliated entities to the lead applicant and/or to co-applicant(s): Only entities having a structural link with the applicants (i.e. the lead applicant or a co-applicant), in particular a legal or capital link. This structural link encompasses mainly two notions:
    • Control, as defined in Directive 2013/34/EU on the annual financial statements, consolidated financial statements and related reports of certain types of undertakings:
    • Entities affiliated to applicant may hence be:
      • Entities directly or indirectly controlled by an applicant (daughter companies or first-tier subsidiaries). They may also be entities controlled by an entity controlled by an applicant (granddaughter companies or second-tier subsidiaries) and the same applies to further tiers of control;
      • Entities directly or indirectly controlling the applicant (parent companies). Likewise, they may be entities controlling an entity controlling the applicant;
      • Entities under the same direct or indirect control as the applicant (sister companies).
    • Membership, i.e. the applicant is legally defined as a e.g. network, federation, association in which the proposed affiliated entities also participate or the applicant participates in the same entity (e.g. network, federation, association) as the proposed affiliated entities.

How to Apply

  • The application procedure consists of two phases:
    • Concept notes
    • Full applications
  • In the first instance, only concept notes must be submitted for evaluation. Thereafter, lead applicants who have been pre-selected will be invited to submit a full application.

For more information, please visit Europeaid and download the guidelines.

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