The innovations have to contribute to SEFFA objective of improving the productivity and livelihoods of smallholder farmers in the dairy and horticultural value chains. The innovations have to support the following renewable energy services and small-scale PUE technologies: solar irrigation, solar cooling, solar drying and solar energy for value addition and processing in the horticulture and dairy value chains.
The competition focuses on innovations that are defined in a concrete concept, beyond the stage of a simple idea. The problem and solution should be identified. The solution may need real-world testing to assess the technical, organisation and financial viability and may need adaptation. The solution may already have been tested in another context and found effective. Practical and applied research projects may qualify when there is a tangible outcome and clear potential impact for beneficiaries, i.e. smallholder farmers or other actors along the dairy and horticulture value chain.
Eligible applicants are local or regional (East African) organisations including NGOs, private sector, knowledge organisations, etc. – youth groups and women led ventures are especially encouraged to apply.
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