CFSI Call for Proposals: Promotion of Family Farming in West Africa Program 2018

Deadline: 26 February 2018 The Fondation de France and the French Committee for International Solidarity (CFSI) are seeking proposals for a programme entitled “Promotion of family farming in West Africa” 2018 with an aim to boost local initiatives to increase access to food through viable and sustainable family agriculture in Africa, share their knowledge and experience on a wider scale and contribute to the documentation on the sustainability of this agricultural model. Goals The overall … [Read more...]

United States African Development Foundation: Seeking Proposals to Support African Enterprises, Cooperatives & Producer Groups

Deadline: 29 January 2018 The United States African Development Foundation (USADF) is seeking proposals for grant financing and local support, from African enterprises, cooperatives, and producer groups with innovative solutions that extend their own capabilities to increase revenues, create jobs, improve farmer incomes, and achieve sustainable market-based growth. The USADF is an independent U.S. Government agency established by Congress to support African-owned enterprises which improve … [Read more...]

EU-Zimbabwe Agricultural Growth Programme: Transforming Zimbabwe’s Livestock Based Value Chains for the Future

Deadline: 29 January 2018 The European Union (EU) is currently accepting proposals from eligible organisations for “Zimbabwe Agricultural Growth Programme: Transforming Zimbabwe’s livestock based value chains for the future”. The objective of this call for proposals is to contribute to the development of a diversified and efficient agriculture sector that promotes inclusive green economic growth. Objectives Improved economic, social and environmental performance of livestock based value … [Read more...]

Shell Ideas360 Competition: Developing Ideas to Tackle the Pressures on the World’s Food, Water and Energy Resources

Deadline: 19 January 2018 Applications are open for Shell Ideas360 Competition which is a global competition that connects students to develop ideas to tackle the pressures on the world’s Food, Water and Energy resources. It’s an exciting journey of learning and discovery. The theme of Shell Ideas360 is "People & Planet - the Energy, Water and Food Challenge". Prizes and Benefits Each member of a team that submits an idea receives a 3-month subscription to WIRED’s interactive … [Read more...]

BioInnovate Africa Programme Phase II: Supporting Scientists, Researchers, Innovators and Entrepreneurs in Eastern Africa

Deadline: 2 February 2018 BioInnovate Africa Programme has announced a US$ 3.5 million grant funding over three years (2018–2020) to support scientists, researchers, innovators and entrepreneurs in eastern Africa to link innovative biobased research ideas and technologies to business and the market. The Bioresources Innovations Network for Eastern Africa Development (BioInnovate Africa) Programme is a regional initiative established in 2010 with support from the Swedish International … [Read more...]

Applications Open for Partnerships for Enhanced Engagement in Research (PEER) Cycle 7 Grant Program!

Deadline: 12 January 2018 Partnerships for Enhanced Engagement in Research (PEER) has launched a Call for Pre-Proposals for its Cycle 7 grant program with an aim to leverage USG scientific investment in R&D to support USAID’s development goals in priority countries. This cycle marks the return of the program's Open Call for proposals from all eligible countries on a wide range of development-related fields, including biodiversity, agriculture, environment, clean energy, disaster … [Read more...]

Applications Open for 2018 Borlaug Global Research Alliance Fellowships!

Deadline: 5 November 2017 The U.S. Department of Agriculture is accepting applications for its 2018 Borlaug Global Research Alliance Fellowships in order to improve agricultural productivity, economic development, and food security. It offers training and collaborative opportunities for agricultural research, international agricultural economics, leadership, and policy to researchers. Fellows will work with a mentor at USDA’s Agricultural Research Service or a U.S. university for up to 12 … [Read more...]

Australian Government: National Landcare Program – Smart Farms Small Grants

Deadline: 7 December 2017 The Australian Government is seeking applications via an open process for entities to deliver services under the National Landcare Program - Smart Farms Small Grants. The purposes of the Smart Farms Small Grants are to increase land managers’ awareness, knowledge, capability and adoption of tools and management practices that will deliver more productive and profitable agriculture, fishing, aquaculture and farm forestry industries; protect Australia’s biodiversity; … [Read more...]

Malawi Innovation Challenge Fund: Inviting Applicants for Irrigation Window Program

Deadline: 3 November 2017 The Malawi Innovation Challenge Fund (MICF) is inviting applicants for its Irrigation Window program with an aim to introduce new initiatives that deliver new products, services and business models that link smallholder producers to markets by increasing the production of crops under irrigation, leading to viable self-financed cultivation of irrigated crops. MICF is a competitive, transparent mechanism that provides grant finance for innovative projects proposed by … [Read more...]

ACTAE /CANSEA Call for Proposals: Competitive Grant Scheme to Strengthen the Conservation Agriculture Network

Deadline: 9 November 2017 ACTAE Regional Project-CANSEA Component has announced a third call for proposals under its “Competitive Grant Scheme” with an aim to enhance and build durable and effective networking mechanisms to facilitate synergies among agroecology initiatives. ACTAE is organized in two complementary components CANSEA and ALiSEA under the responsibility of CIRAD and GRET respectively and CIRAD overall coordination: Strengthen and institutionalize the existing conservation … [Read more...]

Embassy of France in Wellington, New Zealand: Call for Applications for 2018 Pacific Fund

Deadline: 17 November 2017 The Permanent Secretariat for the Pacific has launched a call for applications for projects eligible for support in 2018 from the “Fund for economic, social and cultural cooperation in the Pacific”, commonly referred to as the “Pacific Fund”. Created in 1985 by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Development (MAEDI), it contributes to the regional integration of the French territories in the Pacific: New Caledonia, French Polynesia, and Wallis and … [Read more...]

Australian Government: Agricultural Trade and Market Access Cooperation Program

Deadline: 31 December 2018 The Australian Government is inviting applicants for its Agricultural Trade and Market Access Cooperation Program with an aim to promote cooperation in accessing international markets. The ATMAC program is administered by the Department of Agriculture and Water Resources to support Australian agricultural industry: open, improve and maintain access to overseas markets for Australian agricultural products build stronger relationships with trading partners, … [Read more...]

Apply for D-Prize: Recognizing Aspiring Entrepreneurs from Across the World!

Deadline: 19 November 2017 Can you design a business or NGO that solves one of the Distribution Challenges? If yes, then apply for the D-Prize! Applicants are invited to apply for the D-Prize, recognizing new entrepreneurs who increase access to proven poverty interventions. The world has already invented ways to end poverty, yet the best interventions are not being distributed at mass-scale. Challenges Girl’s Education Agriculture Energy Global Health Education … [Read more...]

Applications Open for India-Israel Global Innovation Challenge!

Deadline: 27 October 2017 Startup India and the Israel Innovation Authority are inviting entrepreneurs, startups, research teams, etc., to submit their solutions to challenges in the areas of agriculture, water and digital health. India and Israel are joining forces in order to address some of the world’s most pressing innovation challenges. Focus Issues Healthcare Challenge #1: Solutions for real-time health monitoring, home care, remote care, periodic counseling and advice on … [Read more...]

Nominations Open for 2018 Innovation Prize for Africa!

Deadline: 10 January 2018 African Innovation Foundation is seeking nominations for its 2018 Innovation Prize for Africa 2018 to strengthen African innovation ecosystems through supporting a culture of innovation and competitiveness, whilst spurring growth of innovative, market-driven African solutions to African challenges. Focus Areas Honouring and encouraging innovative achievements that contribute toward developing new products, increasing efficiency or saving cost in Africa. … [Read more...]

Applications Open for MasterCard Foundation’s Fund for Rural Prosperity 2017 Competition!

Deadline: 30 November 2017 Is your business working to scale up a financial product or service to transform more lives in Africa? If yes, then apply for the MasterCard Foundation’s Fund for Rural Prosperity Competition. The MasterCard Foundation Fund for Rural Prosperity (FRP) is seeking applications for the third collection period of its 2017 Competition to support innovative financial products, services or processes from organizations that will design, pilot and test new ideas, as well as … [Read more...]

Nominations Open for Aspen Institute’s 2018 New Voices Fellowship Program!

Deadline: 15 October 2017 The Aspen Institute is currently inviting applicants for its 2018 New Voices Fellowship that is a year-long media skills, communication and leadership program designed for standout development professionals from the developing world. While the fellowship is non-resident and not full-time, it does require a significant and sustained time commitment as fellows write opinion articles, participate in interviews with local and international media, and speak at … [Read more...]

USDA-NIFA: Seeking Applications for Specialty Crop Research Initiative

Deadline: 8 December 2017 The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) is seeking applications for its “Specialty Crop Research Initiative” to address the critical needs of the specialty crop industry by awarding grants to support research and extension that address key challenges of national, regional, and multi-state importance in sustaining all components of food and agriculture, including conventional and organic food production … [Read more...]

Apply for 2017 AWARD Fellowship Program!

Deadline: 7 October 2017 African Women in Agricultural Research and Development (AWARD) is inviting applications for its fellowship program that is a career-development program that since 2008 has, through tailored fellowships, equipped top women agricultural scientists across sub-Saharan Africa to accelerate agricultural gains by strengthening their science and leadership skills. This fellowship is a catalyst for innovations with high potential to contribute to the prosperity and wellbeing of … [Read more...]

EU-Zimbabwe Agricultural Growth Programme: Transforming Zimbabwe’s Agriculture Research, Education and Extension Services for the future

Deadline: 14 November 2017 The European Union (EU) is currently accepting proposals from eligible organisations for a program entitled “Zimbabwe Agricultural Growth Programme: Transforming Zimbabwe's Agricultural Research, Education and Extension Services for the future”. The objective of this call for proposals is to contribute to the development of a diversified and efficient agriculture sector that promotes inclusive green economic growth. Objectives Agricultural Research: Promote … [Read more...]