Re-advertisement - Call for grant funding applications 83409287

Grant funding in coherence with other incentive schemes for organised biotrade/bioprospecting private sector organisations/initiatives or public sector Business Support Organisations (BSOs) to support the implementation of Sector Development Plans/SDPs (or comparable plans).

The project “ABS Compliant Biotrade in South(ern) Africa” (ABioSA) is funded by the Swiss State Secretariat for Economic Affairs (SECO) and implemented by the ABS Capacity Development Initiative ( under the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammen­arbeit (GIZ) GmbH in partnership with the South African Department of Environmental Affairs, to provide technical and financial support to sector-wide intiative in the biotrade sector.

ABioSA phase II aims to support the development of a resilient economic, gender responsive, Access and Benefit Sharing (ABS) compliant southern African biotrade sector through a systemic competitiveness approach with all the relevant biotrade stakeholders/actors (micro, meso and macro level) to increase the market access for value-added natural ingredients and products where communities are included. The awarded grants of ABioSA should result in the further growth and development of the sector based on the six sector plans that were developed in ABioSA phase I.

ABioSA is inviting Southern African based Organised Private Sector Bodies such as associations, cooperatives or collaborative models such as hubs, outgrowers and aggregators or Southern African based Public Business Support Organisations (BSOs) such as Universities, Laboratories and other implementing entities of government collaborating with organised private sector companies or institutions for the implementation of certain components within the SDPs such as R&D and Innovation, testing etc. It is NOT open to individual SMMEs.

Applications close on 22 July 2022.

Completed forms must be submitted to by 22 July 2022.

Please quote reference 83409287 in the subject line when submitting the documentation.

Late submissions will not be accepted.

Applications forms including the requirements are available for downloading below.