University of Johannesburg: Request for Applications: PepsiCo’s Sustainable Development Fund

The PepsiCo Development Fund is looking for partners offering a full suite of services, expertise and resources willing to make a long-term commitment to build resilience and inclusivity within South Africa’s food system.

The Development Fund will prioritize activities that:

Build the capacity of disadvantaged emerging farmers and black-owned businesses.

Promote regenerative agriculture practices.

Encourage the adoption of innovation to revitalize local production within South Africa’s agriculture sector.

The three Funding categories are as follows:

Agriculture
Expand emerging farmer’s access to inputs, technical support and best practices enabling farmers to increase productivity and resilience skills.

Education
Offer opportunities to historically disadvantaged students and employees by distributing scholarships, learnerships, bursaries, and research opportunities.

Enterprise and Supplier Development
Provide capacity building, training, and mentorship programmes for SMEs with the aim to increase end-to-end business management.

Total funded amount is R600 million over five years.

The Development Fund will also prioritize impacts across PepsiCo’s full value chain through increased access to education, finance and mentorship for women, youth, and black South Africans.

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