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CGIAR Food Systems Accelerator 2024 Applications Now Open

CGIAR Food Systems Accelerator 2024 Applications Now Open – Are you an agribusiness with a climate-smart innovation that tackles food insecurity and increases resilience in the East and Southern Africa region? Apply to our program to receive tailor-made support as well as access to finance to bring your innovations to scale.

The CGIAR Food Systems Accelerator (CFSA) program is a science-driven accelerator designed to support agribusinesses scale climate-smart innovations that address pressing challenges in East and Southern Africa food systems. By combining investment readiness with tailored science-based technical assistance, CFSA provides agribusinesses with the necessary tools and knowledge to become more commercially viable, environmentally conscious, and sustainable.

For the 2024 cohort, the CFSA will be partnering with the Agroecology Initiative to support agribusinesses in embracing sustainable and eco-friendly agricultural practices. This collaboration aims to integrate principles of agroecology, which involves the science, practices and innovations applied to transition food systems towards more sustainable and equitable production and consumption. Agroecology places emphasis on improving resource efficiency, strengthening resilience, and securing social equity and responsibility. For example, business models that encourage equal participation of women and men in decision-making and leadership, recycling organic matter to improve sustainable production, etc. More information in the application form.

Target sectors / SDGs
  • SDG 1 – No poverty through promotion of economic activities.
  • SDG 2 – Zero Hunger attributed to adoption of climate-smart agriculture.
  • SDG 3 – Good Health attributed to mixed maize farming (aquaculture, livestock, legumes, and other crops).
  • SDG 5 – Gender Equality through support of women entrepreneurs and farmers in supply chain.
  • SDG 8 and 10 – Decent work and economic growth, including for youth.
  • SDG 13 – Climate Action through promotion of climate-smart agriculture and sustainable farming.
  • SDG 17 – Ecosystem partnerships to develop the goals.
Closes January 8, 2024
Organizer CGIAR
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Kenya, Malawi, Rwanda, Tanzania, United Republic of, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe
Sectors Agribusiness, Agritech, Environmental services, Food production, Smart city solutions
SDG (8)
1. No Poverty, 10. Reduced Inequality, 13. Climate Action, 17. Partnerships to achieve the Goal, 2. Zero Hunger, 3. Good Health and Well-being, 5. Gender Equality, 8. Decent Work and Economic Growth
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