Call for proposals - Programmed Food Assistance 2022

Call for proposals - Programmed Food Assistance 2022


Programmed food assistance (“Aide Alimentaire Programmée”) is a financial instrument from the French Ministry of Europe and Foreign Affairs mainly aiming at bolstering the resilience of populations and fighting malnutrition.

Given the scale of food insecurity in the world, the choices made as part of programmed food assistance seek to optimize the use of these funds by targeting what France deems to be priority countries and neglected areas, and by promoting a return to greater food autonomy for vulnerable populations.

Programme food assistance thus enables France to help populations become more resilient, be it in emergency situations or in the context of chronic food insecurity or extended crisis contexts due to conflicts.

Amount: 500,000 € (five hundred thousand euros)
Please note that the project proposal must fit with this exact amount in euros.

Duration: 12 months from the signing date of the financing agreement.

Eligibility: the call for proposals is open to international ONGs, local NGOs and international organizations.


The Ministry of Europe and Foreign Affairs chooses projects on the basis of the following priorities: climate, nutrition, gender, restarting agriculture in vulnerable areas, use of new food assistance tools according to the ‘London Food Assistance Convention’ (money transfers and actions to revitalize the economy), ratified by France in June 2017.

In accordance with the terms of the French ‘International strategy for food security, nutrition and food security, nutrition and sustainable agriculture (2019- 2024)’, the priority is given to projects that target malnutrition and focus on pregnant and lactating women and children under the age of two (the so-called "1000-day period”, which is crucial for physical and cognitive development).

The objective in the above-mentioned strategy (50% of the funding to be devoted to nutrition) applies to each of the items.

Purchase of foodstuffs on local or regional markets is encouraged, in accordance with the FAO and WFP strategies. This way of operating is essential for vulnerable populations and helps local production and commercialization to recover at the same time as providing food assistance through monetary transfers or food stamps.

A wide variety of resilience support tools are used across these projects financed with programmed food assistance including seed distribution, training in nutrition or agricultural techniques, land restoration work and support for school cafeterias. These operating methods help provide long-term prevention of food insecurity in fragile areas which are exposed to climate risks.

While it will again be possible to finance school feeding projects in 2022, the focus should remain on children under 2 years of age (and therefore not in school), in order to meet our above-mentioned commitments on nutrition.

The proposed location of the project is open, but should target the areas where malnutrition is the most critical in the country, for example especially within refugees-hosting districts or the Karamoja region.

Particular attention will have to be paid to the coordination and complementarity of actions, with regard to the actions implemented in Uganda by the European Union and other donors.


The integration of the three following markers (in accordance with the OECD-DAC standards) should be highlighted very clearly in the proposal :

  • Gender,
  • Nutrition,
  • Genetic, maternal, neonatal and child health.

Application process:

  • Send a full narrative and financial proposal to and by 14 January 2022.
  • Pre-selection of one proposal by the Embassy of France by 21 January 2022.
  • Revisal of the proposal in partnership with the Embassy of France from 24 to 28 January 2022.


  • Final selection of the proposal by the beginning of March 2022.
  • Project start by the beginning of April 2022.


The applicants must use their own template to send their application. However, the template should follow the requirements of the following technical sheet.

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Dernière modification : 05/01/2022

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