Access to Finance Capacity Building Programme for businesses in cassava, cocoa and palm oil sectors

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Agribusinesses, Micro, Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (MSMEs), Cooperatives, etc. in the cassava, cocoa and palm oil sectors are invited to submit their expressions of interest no later than 20 November 2020 to be assisted to raise capital to grow their businesses.

This call is part of the West Africa Competiveness Programme (WACOMP) Sierra Leone project which focuses on interventions for the development and enhanced competitiveness for cocoa, cassava and palm oil with strong potential for regional and global value chains, job creation and growth through regional value chain linkages.

WACOMP is in line with the value-added transformation of local raw materials, increasing the industrial sector’s percentage of the GDP, contributing to increasing the share of industrial products in regional trade and the drive to increase industrial products from West Africa to the world market.

This approach is consistent with the multi-sectoral investment programme led by the Government focusing, amongst others, on private sector development to drive socio-economic transformation in the aftermath of Ebola and falling iron prices. WACOMP is funded by the European Union and implemented by UNIDO and the International Trade Centre (ITC). 

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