EU-GCCA+ Flagship Initiative: Supporting Climate Smart Agriculture for Smallholders in Republic of Mauritius

Deadline: 6 October 2017

The European Union (EU) is currently accepting proposals from eligible organisations for its GCCA+ flagship initiative “Supporting Climate Smart Agriculture for smallholders in the Republic of Mauritius” to increase the resilience to climate change of small holders in the Republic of Mauritius, thereby contributing to sustainable livelihoods.

The objective of this call for proposals is to increase the capacity of vulnerable non-sugar small holders as well as other key stakeholders towards developing and sustaining climate smart agriculture in the Republic of Mauritius.

The interventions to be supported under this component of the programme shall comprise of small and large -scale local development activities to improve productivity of smallholders, adaptation to climate change thereby reducing the exposure of farmers to risks, or contribute to climate mitigation.

Size of Grants

Any grant requested under this call for proposals must fall between EUR 300,000. And EUR 1,000,000.

Eligibility Criteria

  • In order to be eligible for a grant, the lead applicant must:
    • be a legal person and
    • be non-profit-making and
    • be a specific type of organisation such as: public sector operator (parastatal government bodies), local authority in the Republic of Mauritius or be a Commission of the Rodrigues Regional Assembly, Non State Actor (NSA), and
    • be established in a Member State of the European Union or in the Republic of Mauritius
    • be directly responsible for the preparation and management of the action with the co-applicant(s) and affiliated entity(ies), not acting as an intermediary.
  • Potential applicants may not participate in calls for proposals or be awarded grants if they are in any of the situations
  • The lead applicant must declare that the lead applicant himself, the co-applicant(s) and affiliated entity(ies) are not in any of these situations.
  • The lead applicant may act individually or with co-applicant(s).
  • If awarded the grant contract, the lead applicant will become the beneficiary identified as the Coordinator. The Coordinator is the main interlocutor of the Contracting Authority. It represents and acts on behalf of any other co-beneficiary (if any) and coordinate the design and implementation of the action.

How to Apply

In order to apply for the grants, applicants have to register themselves in PADOR, an on-line database via given website.

Eligible Countries: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Republic of Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden and the UK, Mauritius.

For more information, please visit Europeaid and download the guidelines.

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