- Department for International Development
- 27 August 2014
- Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Liberia Malawi, Mozambique, Nigeria, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, Sudan, South Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, and Zimbabwe
- Private sector/business
- Eligible organisations:
- Value of funding:
- £100,001 to £500,000 and £500,001 to £1,000,000
FRICH aimed to improve the lives of poor African farmers by supporting them to bring their produce to European markets and shoppers.
FRICH aimed to find innovative ways to bring more African foods to the continent. It supported new ideas that connected African farmers with global retailers through innovative business partnerships. FRICH achieved results by removing blockages to market access and ensuring European shoppers knew their purchases made a difference to poor farmers.
How to apply
FRICH is not currently accepting applications for project funding. Information on any future funding rounds will be provided on this page.
Background information on the fund
FRICH supported 25 innovative partnerships, these partnerships focused on a range of products including tea, coffee, fresh produce, berry fruits, juice/smoothies, flowers, tilapia fish, beef, baobab, flowers, palm oil, peanuts and vanilla. See further information on each of the projects.
FRICH is managed by Nathan Associates London Limited on behalf of the UK Government’s Department for International Development. For further information on FRICH please contact:
Food Retail Industry Challenge Fund
Mark Thomas, FRICH Project Director
Nathan Associates London Ltd
1st Floor, Kirkaldy House
99 Southwark Street
London SE1 0JF
Tel: +44 (0)20 7902 7788
Fax: +44 (0)20 7785 9237
Published: 27 August 2014
Sector: Private sector/business
Eligible organisations: Companies