USAID is pleased to announce applications for COVID-19 Food Security Challenge in Nigeria.
Nigeria is facing a food security crisis that is compounded by the COVID-19 global pandemic and its effects on the food value chain in the country.
The pandemic has significantly disrupted already fragile value chains across the country, including people’s ability to produce, process, and distribute food.
The disruption to agricultural productivity and markets has a knock-on negative impact on livelihoods, especially among the most vulnerable households.
As part of the Feed the Future initiative, USAID/Nigeria is seeking to partner with youth-led companies (up to age 29) and mid-stage companies (with an existing customer base of more than 1,000 people) that are already working in food production, processing, and/or distribution.
USAID is requesting that these partners help farmers and other stakeholders in the food value chain increase agricultural productivity and food security within the next year to mitigate the effect of COVID-19 on Nigeria’s food value chain.
These partners may be new to USAID or existing partners that have a novel approach to address this crisis.
The Challenge aims to:
All applications will undergo an initial eligibility screening to ensure they comply with the eligibility criteria:
Organization Type: This Challenge is only open to registered for-profit companies who have a local presence in Nigeria (see more details on local presence below).
We encourage applications from micro, small, and medium enterprises that have not previously worked with USAID.
Size: The Challenge is open to all relevant companies regardless of size.
Local Presence: All applicants must be registered and authorized by the national government in Nigeria or have at least one registered Nigerian local partner.
This local partner could be a commercial partner, joint venture partner, or candidate for a merger or acquisition.
If working with a registered Nigerian partner, the local partner should have a tangible stake in the innovation and its development rather than, for example, a local merchandiser who stocks the product.
Company Maturity: All applicants must have a sustainable and financially viable business model for their innovation in the Nigerian food security value chain.
The eligibility requirements for mid-stage and youth-led applicants are as follows:
Leveraged funds: All mid-stage applicants are required to have 50 percent leveraged funds.
The external funds may pay for activities that further the growth, development, or commercialization of the innovator’s technology.
The final amount of leveraged funds will be determined on a case-by-case basis for each applicant.
Mid-stage awardees will be required to provide evidence of the commitment of the leveraged funds at the time of award.
There are no leverage funds requirements for youth-led applicants, but youth-led applicants are encouraged to demonstrate leveraged funds when possible.
Eligible to receive USAID funds: All Apparently Successful Applicants will undergo a responsibility determination prior to award to ensure that they have the technical and organizational capacity to manage a USAID-funded award.
Apparently Successful Applicants must have a DUNS number and be registered in the System for Award Management (SAM).
Impact: Applications must demonstrate a direct, tangible linkage between their COVID-19 response and food value chains.
Applications must also demonstrate a direct or indirect benefit to the BoP in Nigeria.
Language: Applications must be written in English.
Completeness and timeliness: Applicants will not be assessed if all required fields have not been completed.
This applies to any stage of submission and relates to missing documentation that may have been requested. Late entries may not be accepted.
Currency: All references to a currency in the Challenge should be in United States Dollars (USD).
Agricultural Commodities: Applicants are NOT permitted to use Challenge funding to purchase agricultural commodities.
Apply by 9th May.
For more information and application details, see; USAID Nigeria COVID-19 Food Security Challenge
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