Feed the Future Bangladesh Aquaculture and Nutrition Activity is looking for innovative business ideas/concepts from private sector companies and organizations that have the potential to transform aquaculture in Bangladesh.

Feed the Future Bangladesh Aquaculture and Nutrition Activity has launched a third call for proposals. The five-year WorldFish-led, USAID-funded project is looking for innovative business ideas/concepts from private sector companies and organizations that have the potential to transform aquaculture in Bangladesh, particularly for women, youth and small-scale farmers.

This is a two-stage process where interested private sector companies and organizations must firstly provide basic details about themselves and their business ideas/concepts in the form of an outline business application. The business ideas/concepts will be evaluated, and successful proposals will then be developed into detailed business proposals and funding requests by the private sector companies and organizations working together with staff from the Activity.

Interested private sector companies and organizations should download the following key documents and submit the completed application form to wfbanaproject@cgiar.org.

Call for Proposal for Small Grant

TYPE OF GRANT – FIXED AMOUNT SUB-GRANT
GRANT AMOUNT – Up to USD 25,000
PROJECT DURATION - One Year
DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION -  June 30, 2019
COST SHARE - Activity anticipates 30 percent cost-share from each sub-grantee depending on the proposed business ideas.

WHO CAN APPLY?

  1. Fish Hatcheries
  2. Fish Nurseries
  3. Associations: Local Service Providers (LSPs), Community based Organizations (CBOs), Women and Youth associations and others.
  4. Women and Youth owned companies/enterprises
  5. Small and medium entrepreneurs (SMEs)
  6. Disabled/marginalized associations/ organizations

POTENTIAL BUSINESS AREAS

  1. Improve accessibility and availability of quality fish and tilapia seed at the small holder farmer level including women, youth along with technical services on best management practices (BMP)
  2. Strengthen small scale business enterprises and help entrepreneurs to provide quality inputs and services to smallholder men, women and young fish farmers.
  3. Small Private Companies that are advancing innovative solutions to development challenges in aquaculture sector.

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENT: (please refer to grant application guidelines)

CALL FOR PROPOSAL SUBMISSION: Please submit your application to wfbanaproject@cgiar.org mentioning the selected Potential Business Areas on the subject line.

 

 

 


 

Call for Proposal for Private Sector

INTERMEDIATE RESULT (IR 1) - Increased aquaculture productivity
TYPE OF GRANT – Standard or Fixed Amount Sub-grant
GRANT AMOUNT - Up to USD 250,000
PROJECT DURATION - One Year
DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION – June 30, 2019
COST SHARE - Activity anticipates at least 30 percent program cost-share from each sub-grantee depending on the proposed business ideas

WHO CAN APPLY?

  1. Fish Hatcheries
  2. Fish Feed Companies
  3. Aqua machinery companies
  4. Aqua inputs (medicinal Products, ingredient etc.) companies

POTENTIAL BUSINESS AREAS: 

  1. Improve accessibility and availability of quality fish and tilapia seed at the small holder farmer including women, youth along with technical services on best management practices (BMP)
  2. Improve accessibility and availability of affordable quality fish feed at the farmer level, including women and youth, along with technical services on BMP.
  3. Improve accessibility of aquaculture medicinal products (AMPs) and services for smallholder farmers along with BMP and fish health management
  4. Scale up the mechanization of the aquaculture sector through the introduction of machinery (pumps, feed dispensers, aerators, blowers, gas removers, machinery use in feed mills etc.

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENT: (please refer to grant application guidelines)

CALL FOR PROPOSAL SUBMISSION: Please submit your application to wfbanaproject@cgiar.org mentioning the selected Potential Business Areas on the subject line.

 

 

 


 

INTERMEDIATE RESULT (IR 2) - Strengthened aquaculture value chains
TYPE OF GRANT – Standard or Fixed Amount Sub-grant
GRANT AMOUNT – Up to USD 250,000
PROJECT DURATION - One Year
DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION – June 30, 2019
COST SHARE - Activity anticipates at least 30 percent program cost-share from each sub-grantee depending on the proposed business ideas.

WHO CAN APPLY?

  1. Fish/ Fish food processing companies
  2. Institutional buyers of food fish (online marketing companies, super-shops, wholesaler, trader companies, depot owners, companies etc.)
  3. Financial Institutions (Banks, Insurance companies, Credit Unions, Savings and Loans Associations, Impact Investment Companies, Venture Capital Companies)
  4. Packaging material producing company, transportation companies, ice producing companies and other similar service providing companies.
  5. Research organization, Educational institutes, training institutes, private training firm
  6. Association representing different industries in aquaculture sector

POTENTIAL BUSINESS AREAS: 

  1. Develop and market affordable, nutritious, safe and ready to cook/eat fish and fish products both for the domestic and export market.
  2. Establish and strengthen procurement and/or supply channels and ensure food safety at consumer levels by commercially selling fish both online and physically  
  3. Strengthen supply channels for safe dried and salted fish production in the RFA.
  4. Introduce a customized financial package for smallholder men and women fish farmers and aquaculture market actors
  5. Improve fish post-harvest management (reduce post-harvest losses) and ensure food safety at different market actors’ (fish producer, depots, wholesalers, retailers and supermarkets) levels
  6. Develop a training package/curriculum and offer technical training for hatchery technicians and technical persons involved in the aquaculture sector or interested in entering the sector
  7. Increase evidence-based consumer awareness on tilapia and farmed fish by creating a national mass media campaign in order to challenge negative consumer attitudes toward tilapia and other farmed fish and generally promote the benefits of fish consumption.

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENT: (please refer to grant application guidelines)

CALL FOR PROPOSAL SUBMISSION: Please submit your application to wfbanaproject@cgiar.org mentioning the selected Potential Business Areas on the subject line.

 

 

 


 

INTERMEDIATE RESULT (IR 3) - Improved nutrition-related behaviors of rural households.
TYPE OF GRANT – Standard or Fixed Amount Sub-grant
GRANT AMOUNT – Up to USD 250,000
PROJECT DURATION - One Year
DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION – June 30, 2019
COST SHARE - Activity anticipates at least 30 percent program cost-share from each sub-grantee depending on the proposed business ideas.

WHO CAN APPLY?

  1. Fish/Food processing companies
  2. Media and advertising companies, private company has experience on working with SBCC

POTENTIAL BUSINESS AREAS: 

  1. Develop and market affordable, nutritious, safe fish based products both for the domestic and/or export market.
  2. Increase gender-integrated nutrition awareness and practices (consumption of nutritious food, dietary diversity and hygiene practices) at the household level through social and behavior change communication (SBCC) programs.

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENT: (please refer to grant application guidelines)

CALL FOR PROPOSAL SUBMISSION: Please submit your application to wfbanaproject@cgiar.org mentioning the selected Potential Business Areas on the subject line.