What is the GSMA AgriTech Accelerator?
The GSMA AgriTech Accelerator (‘the Accelerator’) commissioned by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), is part of the Fund for the Promotion of Innovation in Agriculture (i4Ag) and being carried out by the GSMA on behalf of the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit GmbH (GIZ). This initiative aims to support and fast-track the growth of innovative, revenue-generating digital agriculture solutions that support the shared vision of improving smallholder farmers’:
- Financial inclusion
- Climate resilience
The GSMA will provide up to 10 selected applicants (cohort members) with technical assistance for a period of two years to support the scaling of digital agriculture solutions. Cohort members will benefit from a range of technical assistance tools, including targeted consulting from the GSMA team, user experience and product design/management support, farmer feedback surveys, access to GSMA events and insights and capacity building for investor readiness.
No direct grant funding will be provided to cohort members of the Accelerator.
The Accelerator will focus on digital agriculture solutions that leverage mobile technology to support improved livelihoods, climate resilience and financial inclusion for smallholder farmers, and enable equitable access for female farmers, young farmers and/or farmers with disabilities.
Some examples of use cases that are relevant to the Accelerator’s objective and promote access to services, markets and assets for smallholder farmers are given below.
- Digital Advisory
- Agri Digital Financial Services
- Digital procurement
- Agri e-commerce
- Smart Farming
This is not an exhaustive list and we will be considering applications promoting other use cases that align with the objectives of the Accelerator.
Definitions of these use cases, as well as associated sub use cases, are provided in the applicant handbook.
To learn more about the AgriTech Accelerator, please read the resources below.
Call for applications
The concept note application window is now closed. We are currently reviewing the concept notes we have received and we will be announcing the cohort members for the Accelerator in the next few months.
There are currently no open bids.
- Suppliers (either a single global supplier or several regional suppliers) to carry out Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL) user surveys and related activities for up to 10 selected cohort members over a two-year implementation period. Download the Request for Proposal (RfP) document here.
- User experience (UX)/user interface (UI) design suppliers (either a single global supplier or several regional suppliers) to support UX design research and provide capacity building for up to 10 selected as cohort members over a two-year implementation period. Download the Request for Proposal (RfP) document here.
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The GSMA AgriTech Accelerator is funded by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), and supported by the GSMA and its members.