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Global Agriculture and Food Security Program Launches Second Public Call for Proposals for Private Sector Window

The Global Agriculture and Food Security Program (GAFSP) is a multilateral mechanism to assist in implementing pledges made by the Group of Eight (G8) at the L’Aquila Summit in 2009, with the intent of making investments in agriculture and food security more strategic in developing countries. The World Bank manages GAFSP, which includes both public and private sector financing windows.

The Private Sector Window, implemented and managed by the International Finance Corporation, supports new and innovative financing designed to increase the commercial potential of small and medium sized agri-businesses and farmers in low-income countries by bringing them into the local, national and global value chains. It supports projects that foster research, development, and innovations through private sector entities operating in International Development Association-only countries.

The Second Public Call for Proposals for the Private Sector Window is open from October 29, 2012 to December 14, 2012. During this time, the International Finance Corporation is accepting proposals from private sector firms and financial institutions operating in eligible, low-income countries seeking financial support.

For more details and eligibility requirements, visit the GAFSP website.

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