Small Business Day at CNFA

  • Volunteer, Volunteer opportunity
  • Posted on 31 July 2018

Job Description

CNFA is a leader in international agriculture development with existing programs in 15 countries, CNFA is committed to working with small businesses to help carry out its mission to stimulate economic growth and improve livelihoods. CNFA is pleased to announce our inaugural “Small Business Day at CNFA”, scheduled to take place on October 3rd, 2018 at our headquarters, located at 1828 L Street NW, Suite 710, Washington, DC.

About the Event:

CNFA is inviting small business services that support our technical programming, our business development needs, and our overall business operations, including IT, Finance, HR, and Compliance functions. This event is an opportunity for CNFA to connect with the small business community and for small business owners to showcase their organizations, learn more about CNFA’s work, meet our team, and explore how our organizations can work together. We are interested in small businesses that:

  • Are US-based and registered as US small businesses.
  • Have experience implementing international development projects.
  • Are willing to present about your business (in-person is preferred but video conference/Skype format is acceptable)?

Technical areas of expertise of interest to CNFA:

  • Social and behavior change
  • Technology solutions
  • Market information systems
  • Cold chains
  • Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene
  • Nutrition
  • Natural Resources Management
  • Livestock and small ruminants
  • Irrigation and small-scale infrastructure
  • Access to finance
  • Any other area complementary to agriculture
  • Monitoring and Evaluation
  • Operations (IT, HR, Finance, Compliance/Legal)

How to attend:

CNFA invites interested registered small businesses to submit an application by clicking “Apply” to participate in this event and completing the form by 5pm, EST on August 31st. Please note that applications to attend will be reviewed on a rolling basis and we will provide details to selected participants in advance of the event.

Please respond before August 31st. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis.

Thank you and we look forward to seeing you on October 3rd, 2018 at a Small Business Day at CNFA!

About the Organization

Founded in 1985, CNFA manages a portfolio of nearly $300 million in 15 countries. CNFA applies market-system approaches that engage local stakeholders to strengthen value chains and increase incomes, competitiveness, and employment for smallholder farmers and agribusinesses. CNFA programs strengthen the organizational and technical capacity of agribusinesses, cooperatives, and associations (including women’s and youth groups) to support farmers and promote the uptake of improved technologies and techniques to enhance productivity and natural resource management. We improve business and management practices of farmers and agribusiness and increase their access to affordable financial services. We also facilitate strong business linkages between smallholders and suppliers of quality inputs, service providers, buyers, and profitable markets.

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