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Funding opportunity: Kenya Feed the Future Innovation Engine

We are pleased to announce the release of the third Request for Applications by the Kenya Feed the Future Innovation Engine. Join us in working to find the innovative products, services and business models that will transform agriculture and nutrition in Kenya.

The Innovation Engine is offering catalytic funding and technical support towards testing, validation, market introduction and scale up of innovative products, services and business models that will enhance agricultural productivity, increase rural incomes and improve nutrition across Kenya.

The Innovation Engine invites proposals from prospective applicants in several solicitation waves, with June 27, 2014 being the submission deadline for wave three. For further information regarding eligibility criteria and how to apply, please visit the Innovation Engine website - - and refer to the Request for Applications document attached herewith.

Prospective applicants that have questions concerning the Request for Applications shall submit them in writing by e-mail to

To facilitate the preparation of responsive innovation proposals by prospective applicants in response to its Request for Applications, the Innovation Engine will deliver a series of public information sessions and innovation proposal development clinics coupled with an online webinar at following locations in the coming weeks:

Eldoret and Voi - June 10th, 2014

Nairobi - June 12th, 2014

Online webinar- Alongside the public information session in Nairobi indicated above.

To register for any of the public information sessions or to submit questions regarding associated logistics, please contact the Innovation Engine via Please indicate your name, contact details (telephone number and e-mail address), organization and title, in addition specifying which session you plan to attend.

Program statement and request for applications