The Feed the Future Market Systems and Partnerships (MSP) Cambodia Agricultural Investment Activity (hereinafter referred to as the MSP activity), managed by DAI on behalf of USAID/Cambodia, is offering opportunities for co-investment with private sector actors in Cambodia to improve:
- Cold chain (temperature-controlled supply chain);
- Agricultural storage capacity (warehouses, deposits, or holdings of farm products); and
- Logistics (connectivity between production and consumption centers, over space and time, with minimal loss in quality and quantity) in the agriculture sector
The objective of these activities is to advance the country’s economic competitiveness and inclusiveness by expanding market access for Cambodian agricultural products, improving infrastructure and logistics, enhancing agricultural services, and promoting private sector engagement and investment across the agriculture value chain.
The aim of this MSP activity is to address challenges in Cambodia’s storage and logistics capacity, currently impeding growth of the agriculture sector, which accounts for a quarter of the country’s GDP and employs approximately half of its rural population. MSP will issue performance-based grants to establish partnerships with firms and investors with a required matching investment of equal or greater value.
- MSP performance-based grants will range between $100,000-1,000,000 USD per activity.
- Partnership grants will be implemented over no more than a 24-month period.
Eligible activities include novel ideas and innovative business models in cold chain and logistics. Illustrative examples are found in the text box above. All applications should demonstrate potential for significant impact on facilitating domestic, regional, and international market access for Cambodian agricultural products through means including reducing post-harvest loss; improving supply chain management; and enhancing competitiveness of Cambodian agricultural products.
Financial institutions, investors, businesses, business service organizations, industry/sector organizations, trade or other private sector associations legally registered to operate in Cambodia. If firms are not currently registered in Cambodia, they must demonstrate their plan and confirm that the timeline for achieving the right to work in Cambodia which would not negatively impact the success of the anticipated activity.
For more information, visit https://www.mspgrants.com/cambodia/