KCOA Tanzania Call ENGLISH

About the GIZ KCOA project

This call for Entrepreneurs for Rural Access is part of the Knowledge Centres for Organic Agriculture (KCOA) in Africa project funded by GIZ. It is part of the “One World - No Hunger” initiative of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ). KCOA is being implemented in all regions of Africa through knowledge hubs and partners. The first phase started in 2019 and ends in 2023. The overall goal is to create an innovative strategy for promoting organic agriculture throughout Africa.

We are now requesting young people in Tanzania to propose innovative ideas to start a business, or expand their existing services, around the dissemination of agricultural videos using a Digisoft Smart Projector.
Click here information on the smart projector.

Eligibility Criteria

Applicants: one person or teams of up to 3 young people can submit a proposal  
Age: 18-30 years
Country:  Reside in Tanzania
Application submission: you need to be registered and logged in on the Access Agriculture website before you can submit an application form
Submission date: The deadline for submission is end of day on 10th May 2021

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Proposal Guidelines

  • Individuals or teams of up to 3 people can submit a proposal
  • Each person can only be part of one proposal
  • Submission of proposals is only through our online system
  • No email or other type of applications will be accepted
  • You need to present the key ideas of your business proposal as laid out in the submission form
  • Proposals need to be submitted by end of day on 10th May 2021

For any clarifications, please first check the FAQ here before contacting the coordinator: jane@accessagriculture.org

Steps to follow for submitting an application

  1. Read the application guidelines: Read carefully the application instructions and FAQ’s (frequently asked questions). 
  2. Fill the application form: To open the application form click on “Apply Online”. Fill in the required information on each page. All questions must be answered before submitting the application.
  3. Preview the form: Go to the last page and click on “preview”. All the filled in information will be displayed and you can read through it before submitting. If you want to make changes you can click on “previous page” and go back to the form.
  4. Submit the form: Once you have finished filling in the information, go to the last page, click on “preview” and then click on “submit”. The form will be submitted and it can no longer be edited.
    • Please note: Incomplete forms will not be considered - and remember to submit your application before the deadline.
  5. Email confirmation: After submitting the form, check for the application receipt confirmation message in your inbox/junk/spam folder.

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Questions to be answered on the application

We suggest that you consider each of the questions below and prepare answers to the questions.

  1. What motivated you to apply for this challenge fund? (100 words maximum)
  2. What problem/s in your community do you think you would be able to solve using a smart projector and showing videos? (100 words maximum)
  3. When using the smart projector, how do you plan to make money in rural communities? (in other words, how you plan to make money with the smart projector) (250 words maximum)
  4. Who is your target audience/anticipated clients (projects, farmer groups, organisations, individuals)? (100 words maximum)
  5. How many farmers in the surrounding rural communities do you expect to reach per month for video screening? (100 words maximum)
  6. What strategy will you use to reach the number of farmers mentioned? How will you mobilise these farmers to view videos? (250 words maximum)
  7. How will you reach youth and women in your target communities? (100 words maximum)
  8. If you already have a business, how will the projector add value to your current business? If it is a new business, what other associated services can you offer to the targeted audience along with the video viewings? (250 words maximum)
  9. How will you share your experiences of using the smart projector with Access Agriculture? (100 words maximum)

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Selection Process

  • A committee of communication and development professionals will review and assess the proposals based on the novelty and strength of their business proposal in promoting organic agriculture with Access Agriculture videos.
  • A shortlist of pre-selected applicants will be developed by the committee.
  • The pre-selected applicants will be informed via email and/or phone call.
  • An online interview will be held with shortlisted applicants.
  • The shortlisted candidates will be informed about the outcome of the interview within a week of the interview.
  • Four (4) winners will be selected in each country.
  • The selected winners will have a face-to-face meeting with the ERA coach to clarify roles and reporting and hand over the smart projector.

Implementation required for winners

  • If you are a winner, you will be expected to sign a code of conduct document that stipulates that you will continue using the smart projector to show Access Agriculture videos for at least 18 months to grow your business or services, to promote organic agriculture and agroecology and report back regularly to Access Agriculture. After 18 months the projector will become your property.
  • All winners are obliged to start activities within 3 months after receiving the Smart Projector. Access Agriculture reserves the right to take back the smart projector for failure to carry out activities.

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For any clarifications, please first check the FAQ here (this will open in a new page).
If you still have questions, please contact the ERA Team in your region: jane@accessagriculture.org