Agricultural Transformation RFP | Foundation for a Smoke-Free World

agricultural transformation rfp

The Foundation for a Smoke-Free World invites private sector firms as standalone applicants or lead entities in partnership with research institutions, civil sector entities, and other interested entities to submit proposals that present viable commercially driven solutions aimed at transforming smallholder agriculture in Malawi.

The Foundation’s Agricultural Transformation Initiative (ATI) aims to provide catalytic grant funding to entities that come forward with solutions in the following thematic areas: (1) tech-enabled smallholder extension services; (2) access to markets for specific value chains; (3) business models for improved nutrition and food security; and (4) off-farm enterprises and support services. The ATI is seeking to catalyze and participate in creating a favorable environment for expanding opportunity for smallholder farmers.

The RFP document provides the following details to guide applicants:

  • Overview of the Foundation and ATI’s mandate
  • Guiding principles on types of concepts sought
  • Thematic areas fundable in this second round
  • Special consideration for entities owned and/or led by women, youth, and Malawians
  • Guidance on matching funds
  • Eligibility criteria
  • Process and important dates

The ATI will receive, review, and respond to applications on a rolling basis until the round closing date. The expected turnaround time for decisions is 4 to 6 weeks from the time an applicant receives a confirmation of submission.

submission process, questions, and important dates

proposal submissions

Proposals must be submitted through the online application form found here. Only applications submitted through this form will be considered.

You may save a started application at any time by using the Save & Finish Later button at the end of each page. If you do, please use this link to return to the log-in screen to access the saved form.


Questions can be submitted to this email: before March 15, 2019. Note that this email address is only for questions; applications will only be accepted via the online form.


  1. Request for proposals issue date: October 18, 2018
  2. Question window ends: March 15, 2019
  3. Round 2 closing date: March 29, 2019 at 11:59 pm CAT
Skip to content
WordPress Appliance - Powered by TurnKey Linux