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An international NGO is seeking Expression of Interests in dates sector. The aim is to develop and strengthen the linkages between dates growers, traders, aggregators, exporters, wholesalers and other agribusinesses dealing in dates. The call for EOI also aims to develop dates value chain by supporting adoption of innovative and improved technologies to increase dates productivity, improve quality & shelf life and reduce post-harvest losses and consequently increasing income especially small holders of dates. All the grants will be given on 50% cost share basis. Applicants who are interested in establishing a date washing, drying, pitting, fumigation and paste making facilities are encouraged to apply. Applicant must submit a basic profile about the organization/business, proposed location, capacity and type of dates facility applying for.

Who can apply?

Potential grantee will include traders, farmers, exporters, aggregators, wholesalers, food processors, private companies and partnerships.

Deadline for submission of EOIs:

All applicants must submit their EOIs on [email protected]. This EOI will remain open till March 31, 2019. Shortlisted applicants will be called for a pre-bidder meeting/conference for discussion and submission about the detail proposal on prescribed template. EOIs received after the closure of deadline will NOT be entertained. Project reserves the right to reject any or all applications.