Rural Women New Zealand: Inviting Applicants for Audrey Reid Grant

Deadline: 30 October 2018 Rural Women New Zealand is currently inviting applicants for its Audrey Reid Grant to offer people the opportunity to extend their education or training focusing on subjects that will benefit rural, for example midwifery or agriculture/horticulture. Funding Information Grants of up to $600 will be made Criteria grants will be available to any person over 25 years of age the applicant will need to indicate the benefit of the study to the rural community as … [Read more...]

Latest livestock Services, Farming Innovations and Skills Training at Agritech Expo Zambia

The fifth Agritech Expo Zambia exhibition at Chisamba will take place from 12-14 April 2018 which will focus on livestock, live equipment demonstrations, nethouse and aquaculture showcases and free AgriTEACH interactive training workshops are some of the exciting, new features that will be available to experience to more than 22 000 visitors. Agritech Expo Zambia Sales Director, Liam Beckett said, “Farming and all that it entails is an ever evolving, developing and extremely innovative … [Read more...]

Embassy of Japan in Uganda: Grant Assistance for Grass-roots Human Security Projects

Deadline: 31 July 2018 The Embassy of Japan in Uganda is seeking proposals for its Grant Assistance for Grass-roots Human Security Projects (GGP) to provide financial assistance to non-profit, development-oriented organizations to support community development projects which directly benefit people at the grassroots level. Project Areas Any projects geared towards grassroots assistance are eligible for financing under GGP. Preferable, however, are projects in the areas below. Particular … [Read more...]

Competitive African Rice Initiative: Call for Expression of Interests for Matching Fund (MF)

Deadline: 31 March 2018 The Competitive African Rice Initiative (CARI) has announced a call for expression of interest & short concepts under the CARI Matching Fund (MF) in Nigeria, Ghana, Burkina Faso and Tanzania. The objective of the MF is to leverage contributions from the MF partner/consortium in order to drive sustainable improvements in the rice sector and improve the livelihoods of rice farmers in the countries where CARI is operational. The scope of the MF is related to Output B … [Read more...]

Applications Open for the ONE Champion Programme in Nigeria!

Deadline: 6 April 2018 Applications are now open for the ONE Champion Programme which will will recruit, train, and support 50 emerging leaders of Nigeria. It advocates and campaigns on education, gender, health, agriculture and transparency as a means to fight poverty. These champions will work closely with the ONE Nigeria Country program, led by the Country Director and will work with the direction and support of the ONE Campaigns team to come up with innovative and exciting ways to … [Read more...]

Applications Open for the Africa Innovation Summit 2018 to mobilize Innovation Potential of Africa!

Deadline: 30 March 2018 Applications are now open for the Africa Innovation Summit 2018 which is an Africa-wide and home grown initiative aimed at harnessing the innovation potential of the continent. The goal is to engage as many people as possible in order to build a broad constituency in support of innovation in Africa. The basic fact is that Africa cannot outsource its development. It aims to mobilize the people and, especially those with the ‘power to act’, including investors, the … [Read more...]

FFAR: Request for Applications for Seeding Solutions 2018

Deadline: 18 April 2018 With the success of the last year’s Seeding Solutions opportunity, the Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research (FFAR) is once again putting out a call to the community through their Seeding Solutions funding opportunity. FFAR seeks to encourage the development of unique partnerships to support innovative and potentially transformative research. FFAR anticipates funding at least one meritorious proposal in each of their seven Challenge Areas. FFAR encourages … [Read more...]

FHI 360 Request for Applications: Mobile Solutions Technical Assistance and Research Program (mSTAR)

Deadline: 30 March 2018 FHI 360 is seeking applications for its Mobile Solutions Technical Assistance and Research Program (mSTAR), funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) to support the integration of digital financial services (DFS) into digital agriculture services in Myanmar. FHI 360’s mSTAR project is issuing this RFA to organizations in Myanmar with existing digital agriculture services to support the integration of digital financial services (DFS) into … [Read more...]

SEARCA’s Travel Grants: Promoting Inclusive and Sustainable Agricultural and Rural Development (ISARD) toward Food Security and Poverty Alleviation

Deadline: 7 June 2018 The Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA) is inviting applicants for its Travel Grant program to reinforce the Center’s efforts and resources in the promotion of inclusive and sustainable agricultural and rural development (ISARD) toward food security and poverty alleviation in the region. Objectives To provide opportunities to qualified Southeast Asian nationals to participate and present papers in ISARD-relevant … [Read more...]

Hivos Call for Proposals: Sustainable Diets for All Programme

Deadline: 30 March 2018 Hivos East Africa and the International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED) with funding from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Kingdom of the Netherlands are seeking proposals for its Sustainable Diets for All Programme. The programme aims to influence policy and practices of markets, government actors and international institutions through citizen action for the promotion of sustainable diets for all which are: Healthy: Nutritionally adequate and … [Read more...]

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation: GCE on Tools and Technologies for Broad-Scale Disease Surveillance of Crop Plants in Low-Income Countries

Deadline: 2 May 2018 The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation is seeking applications for the 21st round of the Grand Challenges Exploration on the topic “Tools and Technologies for Broad-Scale Disease Surveillance of Crop Plants in Low-Income Countries”. The goal of this topic is to solicit innovative tools and technologies for crop pests and disease surveillance over large geographic regions in low-income countries. They are looking for tools and approaches that have the potential to … [Read more...]

Agri-Water Open Innovation Challenge: Addressing Water Crisis in Regards to Water Use in Agriculture!

Deadline: 16 March 2018 Applications are now open for the Agri-Water Open Innovation Challenge to address the particular part of the water challenge and to identify water saving technologies; particularly in regards to water use in agriculture. Advantage Austria, Technology Innovation Agency (TIA), Silicon Cape and RIIS have partnered in order to run an open innovation challenge. The ultimate aim for this programme is to assist entrepreneurs and companies to contribute solutions to the … [Read more...]

Agritech Startup Gramophone elevates $1 million in pre-Series A Funding

Agricultural inputs startup Gramophone has raised $1 million in pre-Series A funding led by InfoEdge. The startup works with farmers, providing them with agronomy services and the right inputs during the entire cropping cycle. Delhi-based agritech startup Gramophone was Started by IIT Kharagpur graduates. This is the company’s second round of funding. With this round of funding the team aims to increase its reach to a million farmers in the next six to 12 months, and build innovative tech … [Read more...]

African Union Commission: Call for Proposals for 2018 African Union Research Grants Programme  

Deadline: 22 May 2018 The African Union Commission has launched its Second Open Call for Research Proposals under Phase II of the African Union Research Grants programme. The objective of this Call for Proposals is to award grants to finance research projects that aim to Eradicate Hunger and Ensure Food and nutrition security. It is highly envisaged that the deployment and the improvement of science and technology research in this challenging area will effectively contribute to Africa’s … [Read more...]

Nominations Open for Alltech Journalism Award 2018!

Deadline: 26 March 2018 Nominations are open for Alltech Journalism Award 2018 with an aim to stimulate and value the production of reports in the national press about the development and market of the animal breeding and nutrition sectors and agriculture. Alltech and Alltech Crop Science, world leaders in the development of natural biotechnology for animal and plant health and nutrition, hold the third edition of the award that will highlight articles about innovative ideas in agribusiness … [Read more...]

Applications Open for Australia-China Agricultural Cooperation Agreement (ACACA) Program 2018!

Deadline: 13-Mar-2018 Applications are now open for the Australia-China Agricultural Cooperation Agreement (ACACA) Program 2018 grant opportunity. ACACA is a treaty-level agreement signed in 1984 between the Australian and Chinese governments and the ACACA program operates under this agreement. Funding priorities agreed between the Australian and Chinese Governments for 2018 and 2019 are: eCommerce innovation sustainable agricultural technology sanitary and phytosanitary … [Read more...]

Call for Proposals: Innovation Grant Facility (IGF) for Pacific Agro-SMEs

Deadline: 25 April 2018 In 2016, the Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation (CTA) and the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) launched a four-year project on “Leveraging the Development of Local Food Crops and Fisheries Value Chains for Improved Nutrition and Sustainable Food Systems in the Pacific Islands” which is being implemented in partnership with the Pacific Islands Private Sector Organisation (PIPSO). The project targets seven Pacific Island States: … [Read more...]

Applications Open for STAARS Fellowship!

Deadline: 15 March 2018 The Structural Transformation of African Agriculture and Rural Spaces (STAARS) fellowship program announces a call for concept proposals from early-career African researchers seeking to become STAARS fellows in 2018. The fellowship will cover travel and training. STAARS fellows will be paired with mentors at Cornell University with whom they will jointly author a paper on a topic of mutual interest relating to structural transformation in Africa south of the … [Read more...]

PRIMA Call for Proposals 2018 (Section 2): Supporting Research and Innovation to Fund Collaborative Research Projects

Deadline: 27 March 2018 The Partnership for Research and Innovation in the Mediterranean Area (PRIMA) has launched its calls for research and innovation proposals to fund collaborative research projects that should have an impact and contribute to demand and policy driven research. The overall objective of the PRIMA programme is to build research and innovation capacities and to develop knowledge and common innovative solutions for agro-food systems, to make them sustainable, and for … [Read more...]

Agrytech Accelerator: Supporting Startups with Innovations across the Agri-Food Sector

Deadline: 30 April 2018 Applications are open for Agrytech Accelerator to support startups with innovations across the Agri-Food sector through a yearly 3-phase program: Bootcamp: Up to 30 applicants will be shortlisted to join and will receive a $3,300 grant to build a minimum viable product (MVP) over the period of two months. Acceleration & Validation: Up to 15 startups will be shortlisted and move to this 4-month phase, to validate concept thanks to a $16,000 support grant. … [Read more...]