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Are you a value chain stakeholder in targeted sectors, including fresh and processed produce, dairy, stone fruits, table grapes, and tourism? Do you want to take advantage of emerging opportunities to grow sales internationally and domestically? (ARE) activity develops rural economies in Lebanon by supporting the agro-food sector and other industries to unlock local and export sales potential while creating jobs and increasing farmers’ and workers’ incomes with the following objectives:• Boost domestic and export sales through increasing the value of sales at the firm and farm levels
• Increase access to financial resources through leveraging private sector investment and using financial services and commercial loans
• Improve the productivity of micro, small, and medium enterprises through the application of new technologies
ARE is accepting concept notes from industry firms and other stakeholders, referred to in the APS as “Champion Firms”, for co-creation and implementation of joint, market-led interventions addressing market realities and opportunities to improve the functioning of supply chains within the above stated VCs. The partnership with successful champion firms will be managed through Partnership Framework Agreements (PFA).
The grant(s) derived from the PFA(s) will be awarded and implemented in accordance with USAID and US Government regulations governing grants under contracts and ARE’s internal grant management policies.
Concept notes and relative supporting documents specified in the Annexes should be submitted in electronic format ONLY to the ARE grants team email address: [email protected] and should reference in the Subject Line: “APS No.001”. ARE will continue to accept concept notes through 18:00 local time, on 18th November 2021 or until funds are no longer available.
Questions concerning this solicitation can be submitted to the attention of Nicole Tager, Senior Grants and Procurement Manager, via email to [email protected] Emails will be answered within 10 working days.