Inclusive Markets and Trade (IMT) work will be centered around i) creating an enabling environment for inclusive markets, trade, and finance (i.e. policy reforms, implementation, trade facilitation, etc.) and ii) supporting a well-functioning private sector that will be capable of driving farmers and agri-business into a cycle of commercial growth and reinvestment. To support the implementation of Inclusive Markets and Trade work through market shaping/trade facilitation interventions, AGRA is seeking potential partners, to manage the necessary sub-awards, to deliver the three long-term Objectives of the IMT program: SO-1: Resilient supply and demand of supported agricultural products and services; SO-2: Inclusive market (output and finance) performance for supported value chains; SO-3: Improved enabling environment for inclusive markets, trade, and finance especially for youth and women agrientrepreneurship. The potential partners will include, but not limited to, the following: • Export ready firms and SMEs engaged in regional food trade led by women and youth or in support of women and youth in Western, Eastern and Southern Africa in one or more of the targeted trade corridors and priority value chains (see section 3 for targeted trade corridors). AGRA therefore invites submissions of grant applications from interested and qualified export ready firms and SMEs operating in the agricultural value chains for projects within the targeted trade corridors that will contribute to the achievement of AGRA’s stated intended objectives and outcomes.