Apply for agricultural funding from USADF

Apply for agricultural funding from USADF

Mkulima today several farmers can only achieve their potential if supported financially. The good news is that there is a solution to this. Apply for agricultural funding from USADF (United States Africa Development Foundation) and boost your venture.

The funding covers several African countries. Don’t be left behind there is a deadline date.

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Agricultural funding from USADF

You are invited to apply for agricultural funding from USADF. Applications from registered African agricultural cooperatives, producer groups, processors, and enterprises for grant financing.

Grants will support solutions that extend your organizations’ own capabilities to increase your revenues, create jobs, improve farmer incomes, and achieve sustainable market-based growth.

USADF is accepting applications in the following countries and sectors:

Application instructions

  • Your submission must include the following information from your organization:
    • financial statements for the last 2 years
    • registration document
    • completed grant application form, in English, or French
  • Applications must be in the sectors identified above for each country.
  • Applications can be no more than US $250,000.
  • Submit all documents in one e-mail by May 17, 2021, to the e-mail address linked below to apply here for your country.
  • Download a copy of the grant application form here: In English or In French

Benin: banana, cashew, maize, rice, shea, soy

Benin apply here

Burkina Faso: cashew, honey/beeswax, maize, onions, rice, shea butter, tomatoes

Burkina Faso apply here

Burundi: coffee, palm oil, potato, rice

Burundi apply here

Côte d’Ivoire: cashew, cassava, cocoa, rice

Côte d’Ivoire apply here

The Democratic Republic of the Congo: cocoa, coffee, fishing, job training/youth employment, livestock, renewable energy, rice

The Democratic Republic of the Congo apply here

Guinea: fish farming, off-grid energy, palm oil, shea

Guinea apply here

Kenya: fishing, livestock, maize, rice, sorghum

Kenya apply here

Liberia: cassava, cocoa, goat, palm oil, rice, vegetables

Liberia apply here

Mali: cashew, fonio, gum arabic, maize, millet, rice, shea, sorghum, sweet peas

Mali apply here

Malawi: horticulture, legumes, oil seeds, rice, tree crops

Malawi apply here

Mauritania: animal husbandry, cowpeas, gum Arabic, maize, milk, millet, rice, sorghum, vegetables & fruits

Mauritania apply here

Rwanda: beans, coffee, maize, rice, tea

Rwanda apply here

South Sudan: cassava, coffee, maize, shea, sorghum

South Sudan apply here

Somalia: fishing, frankincense, job training/youth employment, livestock, rice, sesame

Somalia apply here

Tanzania: beans, coffee, cotton, horticulture, maize, rice

Tanzania apply here

Uganda: cassava, coffee, maize, rice

Uganda apply here

Zambia: agri-energy hybrid, dairy, fish farming, oil seeds, rice

Zambia apply here

Zimbabwe: potatoes, coffee, beans, soybean, maize, groundnuts, sesame, tomatoes, onions, chilies, herbs and spices, small grains, fruits, livestock, off-grid energy

Zimbabwe apply here



  • Your organization must demonstrate that it has successfully worked together for a minimum of 2 years, has a minimum of 200 active members or suppliers, and has the capability to effectively use grant funds.
  • Management and ownership must be in agreement on the problem to be addressed and have a commitment to benefit your community.
  • Your organization must demonstrate the capability to account for USADF funds by showing you have a minimum of 2 years of basic functional management and financial controls in place.
  • The organization must be 100% African-owned and African-led.
  • USADF is not accepting applications from non-government organizations (NGOs) and intermediaries.  Your organization must be an agricultural cooperative, producer group, processor, or business.

Successful Proposals Must… 

  • Have a clearly defined market opportunity to grow revenues that can increase incomes.
  • Have a clearly defined plan of how you can increase revenues and incomes in 2- 4 years.
  • Commit significant cash or specific in-kind contributions toward the grant activity.
  • Be able to directly impact hundreds of people and community members.
  • Be able to identify a path for continued growth and financing after the USADF grant ends.
  • Not exceed US $250,000.
  • Special consideration will be given to applications that incorporate innovative strategies to make use of new approaches and technologies, including complementary finance and information technology.
  • Special consideration will also be given to women-owned organizations and applications that promote youth entrepreneurship and employment.

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