Request for Applications: PepsiCo’s Sustainable Development Fund

Date: Feb 16, 2021 | News

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.

For more information:

please visit the website: or email: Ms Ntombise Mangqase –

Application Deadline: 26th February 2021


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