The CFC is inviting applications for support of commodity development activities in its member countries. Interested organizations are requested to submit their applications in the prescribed format.
The CFC provides a range of financial instruments for the support of business activities in the field of commodity development, including agriculture, minerals and metals in Developing Countries that, besides giving a sound financial return, also provide for a measurable social and environmental return.
Eligible entities and co-financing requirements
Eligible to apply under this Call for Proposals are all legal public and private entities that:
- operate in commodity value chains in CFC member countries or provide financial services to micro, small and medium sized businesses operating in these value chains,
- have a proven relevant track record of sound commercial operations in the proposed activities over a period of at least 3 years, which can be documented by means of financial statements.
- share CFC’s values, including internationally recognized principles concerning human rights, labour, the environment and anti-corruption as reflected in the United Nations Global Compact
The amount of finance requested from CFC should not exceed 50% of the total amount required to execute the project. The balancing amount of co-financing is to be provided by the applicant and/or by other co-financiers.
Such co-financing should be relative to the new funding requirement for the (investment) project. Sunk cost are not considered a financial contribution
More information at Common Fund for commodities - 8th call for proposals funding innovation