Call for Proposals: Commodity Development in Developing Countries

Agency: Common Fund for Commodities

Theme: Support of business activities in commodity development, including agriculture, minerals and metals in developing countries

Value: Maximum 50% of the total amount required to execute the project

Eligible Caribbean & Latin American Countries: Argentina, Brazil,  Colombia, Cuba, Ecuador, Guatemala,  Haiti, Honduras, Jamaica,  Nicaragua, Peru, Trinidad and Tobago,  Venezuela

Field: Business Activities

Deadline: 30 April 2017



The CFC provides a range of financial instruments in 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 deliver a measurable social and environmental impact.

CFC is seeking applications to support organizations and enterprises engaged in commodity value chains in its member countries.

Focal Objectives

  • Social: Create employment, provide sustained increase in household incomes, reduce poverty, and enhance food security.
  • Economic: Enhance production and productivity, achieve higher local value addition; improve competitiveness of producers, producer organisations and small and medium sized industries, support the financial sector development.
  • Environmental: Enhance production taking into account the environment and its long term possibilities for the same, or increased use of productive resources while maintaining or reducing the impact on the environment

Eligibility Criteria

Eligible entities include 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 (audited) financial statements, and
  • 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.

For more information, see here Common Fund for Commodities.