U.S. Department of State, Bureau of EAP: Lower Mekong Initiative (LMI) Embassy Regional Grants Program

Deadline: 27 July 2018 The U.S. Department of State Bureau of East Asia Pacific Affairs (EAP) has announced an open competition to support local and regional small-scale projects in eligible countries in Southeast Asia. Since fiscal year 2014, EAP has awarded and administered regional grants in the EAP region.  These awards are funded through EAP Regional foreign assistance funds, and managed by the OES Regional Environment Officer (REO) posted in Bangkok. Proposed project activities may take … [Read more...]

USDA-NIFA: Agriculture and Food Research Initiative – Foundational and Applied Science Programme

Deadline: 30 September 2019 The National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA), United States of Food and Agriculture (USFA) is currently accepting applications for its “Agriculture and Food Research Initiative - Foundational and Applied Science” programme to support grants in the six AFRI priority areas mentioned below to advance knowledge in both fundamental and applied sciences important to agriculture. advance knowledge in both fundamental and applied sciences important to … [Read more...]

Call for Proposals: Rural Youth Groups in Agriculture and Agribusiness Related Enterprises

Deadline: 6 June 2018 The Eastern Africa Farmers Federation in partnership with IFAD is calling on rural youth groups in agriculture and agribusiness related enterprises to apply for support to help them access: Technical support to develop enterprise ready investment proposals, Agri-business incubation services and mentorship Potential funders/ investors and other partnership opportuniti The intention of this support is to build existing businesses/start ups run by youth with a … [Read more...]

Apply for 2018 Orange Knowledge Tailor-Made Training Programme!

 Deadline: 1 June 2018 Applicants are invited to apply for the 2018 Orange Knowledge Tailor-Made Training Programme . The Orange Knowledge Tailor-Made Training Programme is meant to improve the overall functioning of an organisation by training a selected group of staff. An organisation facing knowledge and skills problems in achieving its goals can (partly) eliminate these problems with a tailor-made training course. A tailor-made training course must be carried out by a Dutch training … [Read more...]

Call for Proposals: United States-India Science & Technology Endowment Fund (USISTEF)

Deadline: 15 June 2018 The governments of the United States of America (through the Department of State) and India (through the Department of Science & Technology) have jointly announced a call for proposals for United States-India Science & Technology Endowment Fund (USISTEF) for the promotion of joint activities that would lead to innovation and technopreneurship through the application of science and technology. The fund aims to select and financially support promising joint … [Read more...]

EU Call for Proposals: Enhance CSO Contribution to Governance and Development Processes

Deadline: 14 June 2018 The European Union (EU) is seeking proposals to Enhance CSO contribution to governance and development processes: protection for youth at risk; youth entrepreneurs in agriculture; and gender based violence. The global objective of this call for proposals is: to address challenges and create opportunities for the youth in Swaziland, i.e. to improve social protection for vulnerable youth/youth in conflict in communities so as to prevent, mitigate and overcome their … [Read more...]

FFAR awards $1 million Seeding Solutions Grant to Purdue University

The Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research (FFAR) has awarded a $1 million Seeding Solutions grant to Purdue University, to develop community-based approaches to converting agricultural data and algorithms into actionable tools for farmers. This project aims to provide resources to help translate this wealth of data into real-world applications in agriculture through a community-driven, open source framework. The goal of this project is to accelerate innovation by building a community … [Read more...]

USDA: Seeking Applications for USDA-FNS-FY18-Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, Process and Technology Improvement Grants

Deadline: 25 June 2018 U.S Department of Agriculture is seeking applications for USDA-FNS-FY18-Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, Process and Technology Improvement Grants to develop and implement projects that focus on improving the quality and efficiency of Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) operations and processes. Priority areas This grant competition specifically encourages applicants to respond to the following priority areas: Improve Customer … [Read more...]

14th Comprehensive Africa Agriculture Development Programme Partnership Platform(25 April 2018)

The 14th Comprehensive Africa Agriculture Development Programme(CAADP) Partnership Platform(PP) will take place on 25 April 2018 in Gabon, following a press conference thereafter. CAADP aims to address challenges in order to consolidate and accelerate progress towards agricultural transformation in Africa. The 14th CAADP PP is organised under the theme, “Accelerating the Implementation of the National Agricultural Investment Plans to Achieve the Malabo Goals and Targets,” and is expected to … [Read more...]

EU-ENPARD III: Supporting the Development of Livelihoods in Disadvantaged Rural Regions of Georgia

Deadline: 8 June 2018 The European Union (EU) is currently accepting proposals from eligible organisations for a program entitled “European Neighbourhood Programme for Agriculture and Rural Development in Georgia (ENPARD III) –Support to the development of livelihoods in disadvantaged rural regions of Georgia” to improve economic opportunities (employment and employability), social integration, and the access to basic social services for the target population. The objective of this call for … [Read more...]

USAID/People in Need: Call for Proposals for the Processing and Marketing of Organic Products

Deadline: 6 May 2018 Under the USAID-funded "Organic Export Oriented Agriculture Development" project, People in Need (PIN)  has launched a grant call for agricultural households, organic producers, associations, cooperatives or groups of farmers active in the organic farming sector. The main objective of the project is to support the development of a sustainable ecological agriculture sector in Moldova. In this call, the main purpose of the action is to provide financial support to third … [Read more...]

Applications Open for UNFI Foundation Grant Program!

Deadline: 26 April 2018 UNFI Foundation is inviting applications for its grant program to fund innovative programs that expand organic acres and increase the number of organic farmers in the United States. Priorities Areas Increase organic agriculture by significantly increasing acreage and impact that is defined and measurable. Foster the next generation of organic farmers by increasing the number of organic farmers with an impact that is defined and measurable on the National or … [Read more...]

Pitch AgriHack 2018: Inviting Young and Female Entrepreneurs to Grow Start-Up!

Deadline: 21 May 2018 The Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation (CTA), with the support of the African Development Bank (AfDB), in collaboration with the African Green Revolution Forum (AGRA), Women in Tech Africa, Wennovation Hub (Nigeria) and Suguba (regional), has launched a program entitled “Pitch AgriHack 2018” to contribute to the transformation of the agricultural sector and promotion of youth employment. The theme for this year’s edition is “Women entrepreneurs … [Read more...]

ChangemakerXchange Paris: Changemakers Impacting Rural Communities

Deadline:  30 April 2018 Are you the leader or co-founder of a social venture based in Europe that focuses on having a positive impact on rural areas? Are you bridging the opportunity gap between urban and rural areas? Are you bringing value to rural communities, be it in arts & culture, agriculture, education, health, economic development, job opportunities…? If yes, then Join ChangemakerXchange Summit. It is a five days immersive experience where you'll connect with top changemakers … [Read more...]

Applications Open for 2018 ASEAN – U.S. Science Prize for Women!

Deadline: 6 May 2018 Applications are now open for 2018 ASEAN – U.S. Science Prize for Women which is awarded by the United States Government in partnership with the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and Underwriters Laboratories (UL). The 2018 Prize will provide promising, ASEAN-based, early- to mid-career female scientists with recognition awards from ASEAN and the United States government for their academic and professional achievements. The 2018 Prize will emphasize the role … [Read more...]

AfDB to Organize 2nd Edition of African Youth Agripreneur Forum and Agri-Pitch Competition

The African Development Bank (AfDB) is organizing the 2nd edition of African Youth Agripreneur Forum (AYAF) and Agri-Pitch Competition together with the Government of Côte d’Ivoire, to serve as a platform for bringing together agripreneurs from across Africa and scaling up the scope and impact of their activities. The Forum is expected to attract over 400 participants from across the continent including youth agripreneurs, agribusiness companies, investors, academia and development partners, … [Read more...]

Apply for IDRC Doctoral Research Awards 2018!

Deadline: 30 May 2018 The International Development Research Centre (IDRC) is currently seeking applications for IDRC Doctoral Research Awards. Scope IDRC has helped graduate students undertake thesis research in the field of international development since 1982. IDRC Doctoral Research Awards are intended to promote the capacity and growth of Canadian and developing country research to improve the lives of people in the developing world. Thematic Priorities Agriculture and … [Read more...]

Fall Armyworm Tech Prize: Focusing on Sparking Innovations for African Smallholder Farmers

Deadline: 14 May 2018 Nominations are open for Fall Armyworm Tech Prize that is focused on sourcing and sparking innovations for African smallholder farmers and those that work with them. The Fall Armyworm Tech Prize is a Feed the Future prize being funded by The U.S. Agency for International Development (“USAID”) via DAI Global LLC (“DAI”) and is being implemented by Nesta’s Challenge Prize Centre, through Nesta Enterprises Limited a wholly owned subsidiary company of Nesta (together referred … [Read more...]

Agri-tech Catalyst Colombia: Inviting UK and Colombian Businesses, Not for Profits and Research Organisations

Deadline: 18 July 2018 UK and Colombian businesses, not for profits and research organisations can apply for a share of £3 million to support the uptake of new technologies and innovations in the Colombian agriculture sector, particularly by female smallholder farmers. Innovate UK, through the Colombian Prosperity Fund Programme, will invest up to £3 million. This is to enable UK and Colombian partners to address agricultural challenges in post-conflict and conflict-affected regions in … [Read more...]

Nominations Open for Swiss Forum for International Agricultural Research (SFIAR) Award 2018!

Deadline: 12 July 2018 Nominations are open for Swiss Forum for International Agricultural Research (SFIAR) Award 2018 to offer an annual Award for graduates and scientists of a Swiss institution who work in agricultural research for development. The SFIAR is an informal multi-stakeholder group of Swiss institutions and private individuals interested in agricultural research for development (ARD). Members come from research institutions, NGOs, the private sector, farmers' organisations and … [Read more...]