Call for proposals - Support to Producers of seeds of basic grains in Nicaragua EuropeAid/132954/M/ACT/NI Closed!


The overall objective of this Call for Proposals is to increase the standing offer of Creole certified quality seed grains (rice, beans, maize and sorghum) produced by small farmers' organizations organized in the area of ​​Segovia (departments of Estelí and Nueva Segovia), North Central Zone (departments of Jinotega and Matagalpa), Mine Zone (RAAN: Siuna, Rosita and Tasba Pri), South Central Zone (RAAS: New Guinea and Rio San Juan).

The specific objectives of this Call for Proposals are:

  1. Strengthen the organizational, managerial, production, processing, packaging and marketing, in organizations from first and second levels of producers of certified seed.
  2. Strengthen organizational capacity, production, postharvest handling, storage, marketing and participatory breeding of producer organizations of local varieties, which function as Creole Seed Community Banks (BCSC).


Actions that may be included in the proposal should be subject to:

Lot 1: Capacity building in the entire production chain of producer organizations certified seed grains.

  • Organizational capacity building, management, production, processing, marketing and sale of certified seed.
  • Infrastructure and equipment for the seed industry.

Lot 2: Strengthening the capacity of producer organizations and local varieties of Creole Seed Community Banks (BCSC) in participatory plant breeding, production, marketing and storage of native seeds of basic grains.

  • Organizational strengthening.
  • Equipment and tools for participatory plant breeding.
  • Facilities for seed saving.
  • Production of native seeds of promising materials identified in participatory plant breeding.
  • Production of creole certified seeds.

European community funding

The Community provisional funding available for the call for proposals is:

  • 4,31 Million EUR (Orientation of the budget)

All the important deadlines

  • 08 October 2012 - 7 years ago (Deadline for the presentation of proposals)

Further information about the call

Official webpage of the call

Useful documents

  • Call fiche EuropeAid/132954/M/ACT/NI (Guidelines for applicants)

Organisations eligible to participate

Opened to the following bodies or institutes with legal status established in the covered areas:

  • Any legal organisation

Covered areas

Bodies or institutes must have their registered legal seat in one of the countries taking part in the Programme which are:

  • European Union (EU)
  • Third countries

Directorate-Generale responsible

Directorate-General for Development

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