Ministry of Europe and Foreign Affairs: Call for Projects for 2019 ‘Sustainable Food and Agriculture’

Deadline: 29 March 2019

The Ministry of Europe and Foreign Affairs (MEAE) in partnership with the Ministry of Agriculture and Food (MAA), is currently inviting all French local authorities and foreigners to work together on a project to transition to sustainable food systems (ranging from agricultural production to food waste management) and to build the most appropriate responses to their territory while benefiting from the experience of each.


The main objectives are:

  • Support local governments in the transition to sustainable food systems, including:
    • Orienting the stages of production, transformation, distribution, consumption and management of food waste towards greater sustainability, in order to relocate their economy by creating value and local employment in their territories, and thus meet citizens’ demands.
    • Realizing territorial dietary diagnoses,
    • Valuing short circuits
    • Promoting education for food-
    • Ensuring social justice and access to food
    • Preserving resilient food systems
    • Developing urban agriculture
    • Promoting the culinary heritage
    • Sensitizing the most vulnerable public to a quality diet
  • Make local communities aware that they have an important role in the transition to sustainable food systems and that collaboration fostering dialogue and exchange on this issue is essential for the progress of each;
  • Stimulate and strengthen the action of local authorities in the area of food systems and nutrition;
  • Strengthen the sharing of experiences and initiatives on food systems and enable the transfer of knowledge and expertise between leading communities and other communities;

Eligibility Criteria

  • All countries in the world are eligible for the generalist AAP except for which there is a bilateral PAA (Quebec, Mexico, Morocco, Tunisia, Palestinian Territories, Lebanon, Senegal)
  • Equality between women and men and youth: Projects that promote a balanced involvement of women and men and young people will be prioritized. Project proponents will therefore need to include indicators on these topics in their monitoring and evaluation indicators. Parity is not a sufficient indicator to ensure that gender equality is properly taken into account.
  • Reciprocity between territories: Eligible projects must provide guarantees of balance and good reciprocity for the benefit of the population and the CTFs.
    • Mutualisation and coordination of projects between French territorial communities: Priority will be given to projects carried by several CTFs – at least two – associating in order to make their actions more consistent and effective. The ceiling for co-financing projects may be increased by 10 points for shared projects.
    • New CTF projects proposed on the territory of a foreign local partner, on which projects and partnerships are already at work with one or more other CTFs, will be eligible only when a good articulation and coordination the new project with the one or those already in place will be explicitly formulated by the different stakeholders (joint mail for example).
  • Participation of local companies: the projects in which the CTF plan to integrate one or more companies, including the social and solidarity economy sector, from their territory into their actions (co-financing, provision of expertise, etc.) will be privileged. Similarly, the participation of federating organizations or in relation with companies of the French territorial collectivity, such as competitiveness clusters, “clusters” and economic development agencies, is encouraged.
  • Priority to new projects and French local authorities belonging to a regional multi-stakeholder network: New projects that have not already been financed by the MEAE will be given priority. Priority will be given to projects carried by CTF members of a French regional multi-stakeholder network (RRMA).

How to Apply

Applicants must apply online via given website.

For more information, please visit

  • Avatar benson twinobusinge says:

    am in uganda and i would like to inquire whether we are also in araes of conseration for support

    • Avatar Ritu at fundsforNGOs says:

      Hi benson twinobusinge,

      You can apply for this opportunity if you fulfill the eligibility requirements. To learn more on eligibility criteria and how to apply please visit the link provided at the end of the post.

      Good Luck!

  • Avatar Lokiru Musa Hassan says:

    I am in Uganda and we operate in the Karamoja Region of Uganda East Africa. can ourt Organization also apply?

    • Avatar Ritu at fundsforNGOs says:

      Hi Lokiru Musa Hassan,

      You can apply for this opportunity if you fulfill the eligibility requirements. To learn more on eligibility criteria and how to apply please visit the link provided at the end of the post.

      Good luck!

  • Avatar Canon James Chiyabwe says:

    This is a very interesting orportunity. Our organisation in Zambia is developing a Traditional Agricultural Training Centre whose main aim is to re educate the local population back to their traditional crops/vegetables and livestock. This with the aim of reducing dependancy on chemical fertilisers and other chemicals. Also aim to increase incomes by value addition in terms of packaging. Education is by extension with initial training of the Lead farmers. Current development is to develop a 70 acre farm for demonstration and project sustainability at the training centre which will also serve as the main hub for marketing and value addition. Support needed would be working capital and infrastructure support to actualise the project. So far rehabilitation of lecture rooms has been acheived. This project will definately improve livelihood and is environmentaly friendly. Collaboration is with local government agencies is also done. I would be grateful to know if we qualify for funding support.

    • Avatar Reena says:

      Hi Canon James Chiyabwe,

      Thank you for your interest in the opportunity.

      Yes, Zambia is eligible to apply for this grant. To get detailed information on eligibility criteria and application requirements, please visit the link provided at the end of the post.

      Good Luck!

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