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...]

Embassy of the Slovak Republic in Nairobi: 2018 Call for Small Grant Proposals in the Republic of Kenya

Deadline: 30 April 2018 The Embassy of the Slovak Republic in Nairobi has announced the 2018 call for small grant proposals in the Republic of Kenya. This aid modality of the Slovak Official Development Assistance is funded from SlovakAid and is aimed directly at small-scale projects which represent a more flexible, operative and effective financial support for developing countries. Funding information The maximum amount of the non-repayable financial contribution is EUR10,000 per project. … [Read more...]

Ashoka Africa: Seeking Applications for its Ashoka Social Investment Accelerator

Deadline: 21 May 2018 Are you a social enterprise and are you looking to raise investments for the first time? Are you based in North, East or Southern Africa? Join 6 months Ashoka Social Investment Accelerator by Ashoka Africa, designed to support social entrepreneurs! The aim of the accelerator is to support social entrepreneurs to refine their business model and become investment ready. It also aims to support them to find the right hybrid corporate structure to access both investment … [Read more...]

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...]