Japan announces US$72.3 million to WFP to meet Hunger needs in 23 Countries

The Government of Japan has announced the contribution of US$72.3 million to WFP to meet urgent hunger needs in 23 countries contribution. The generous infusion of funding will enable WFP to provide vital food and nutrition assistance in 23 countries across the Middle East, Africa, and Asia. Director of the WFP Japan Office, Naoe Yakiya said, “WFP deeply appreciates this substantial injection of support from Japan which comes at a critical time when the organization is simultaneously … [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...]

Apply for Swedish Institute’s Food for Tomorrow Innovation Challenge in Skopje!

Deadline: 21 March 2018 Do you dream of a sustainable food system for tomorrow? If yes, then apply for the 2018 Food for Tomorrow innovation challenge in Skopje. The Swedish Institute has launched a three -year regional initiative Food for Tomorrow 2017-2019. The initiative targets change makers and innovatiors working with sustainable food systems on the Western Balkans and in Sweden. The initiative aims to support local actions with global potential and to create new networks between … [Read more...]

Apply for 2018 Shark Tank of Wellness Student Global Competition!

Deadline: 1 June 2018 Applications are open for 2018 Shark Tank of Wellness Student Global Competition that is a unique global challenge in which three university students are rewarded for their most innovative, impactful ideas for the wellness industry. This competition defines the wellness industry broadly and is looking for innovations in sectors as varied as architecture/design, beauty, education, fitness, hospitality, investment, medicine, nutrition, real estate, spa, technology, travel, … [Read more...]

Applications Open for SBI Youth for India Fellowship 2018-19

Deadline: 10 May 2018 Applications are now open for SBI Youth for India Fellowship to assist applicants for transition into a rural environment, assess the ground realities and identify a project which combines your interests, the strengths of the partner NGO and the needs of the community. Short-listed candidates will be called for interview rounds held across major cities in India. Recognized as the flagship program of SBI Foundation, it is a 13-month long fellowship that enables … [Read more...]

World Food Programme Expands its School Meals Programme in Kyrgyzstan

World Food Programme has expanded its School Meals Programme in Kyrgyzstan to cover more than half of Kyrgyzstan’s primary schools over the next five years, thanks to a contribution of US$10 million from the Russian Federation. The expansion of the programme was announced at a ceremony in the Novopokrovka School. With this support from Russia, WFP will be able to continue making a difference in the lives of schoolchildren across the Kyrgyz Republic while at the same time boosting local … [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...]

German Government Announces €50 million to Support Women and Children’s Nutrition in South Somalia

The German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) has announced €50 million for a joint United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) and UNICEF programme to tackle women and children’s nutrition in nine districts in Banadir and six districts in Gedo region in the south of Somalia. The programme is being launched by the German Ambassador, UNICEF and WFP representatives and senior representatives of the Federal Government of Somalia at a ceremony in Mogadishu. The … [Read more...]

USDA/Agricultural Marketing Service: Local Food Promotion Program

Deadline: 7 May 2018 The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS), is seeking applications for its Local Food Promotion Program (LFPP)  to increase domestic consumption of and access to locally and regionally produced agricultural products, and to develop new market opportunities for farm and ranch operations serving local markets, by developing, improving, expanding, and providing outreach, training, and technical assistance to, or assisting in the … [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...]

Gates Foundation’s Call for Proposals on Affordable, Accessible, and Appealing: The Next Generation of Nutrition (Round 21)

Deadline: 2 May 2018 The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation is inviting applicants for the 21st round of the Grand Challenges Exploration on the topic “Affordable, Accessible, and Appealing: The Next Generation of Nutrition”. They desire to advance innovative technologies to enhance the availability and accessibility of affordable, nutritious foods for low-income consumers, working within the key constraint that these innovations must be relevant to market-based food systems in low and … [Read more...]

Four Local Non-Governmental Organizations receive US$348,612 Grant from Japanese Government

Four local non-governmental organizations have received a grant of US$348,612 to undertaking different community projects in the country from the Japanese Government. The grant is part of the Japan Grant Assistance for Grassroots Human Security Program (GGHSP). Recipients include the Community Healthcare Initiative (CHI), Community Safety Initiative (CSI), Peer Vision Educational Network Liberia (PEVEN) and Nay-Yougor Wulakellen Empowerment Program (NAY-WEP). Community Healthcare … [Read more...]

Applications Open for 2018 Asia-Pacific Rainforest Summit Photo Competition!

Deadline: 13 April 2018 Have a great shot of rainforests in the region? Submit it to the Asia-Pacific Rainforest Summit (APRS) Photo Competition for your chance to win cash prizes. Center for International Forestry Research is looking for photographs that highlight the value of rainforests in the Asia-Pacific region. These can include photos of rainforests and forest landscapes, the communities who live in and around forests, forest products for trade, health or nutrition, diverse plants … [Read more...]

National Science Foundation: Seeking Applications for Innovations at the Nexus of Food, Energy and Water Systems

Deadline: 26 September 2018 Applications are now open for the Innovations at the Nexus of Food, Energy and Water Systems which seeks to support research that conceptualizes FEW systems broadly and inclusively. It incorporates social and behavioral processes (such as decision making and governance), physical processes (such as built infrastructure and new technologies for more efficient resource utilization), natural processes (such as biogeochemical and hydrologic cycles), biological … [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...]

Cities For our Future Challenge! Share Your Transformative Ideas on Rapid Urbanisation, Climate Change and Resource Scarcity

Deadline: 31 May 2018 Are you an imaginative, problem solving young professional, start up or student involved in surveying, urban design, architecture,or engineering? Then share your transformative ideas for projects and policies in Cities for our Future Challenge that solve some of the defining issues of the time. The Cities for our Future Challenge is a global competition run by the Royal Institution Of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) in partnership with UNESCO UKNC and the ACU. An … [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...]

Apply for WFP Innovation Accelerator Programme! A Chance to Win up to 100,000 USD

Deadline: 1 April 2018 Does your company have the potential to solve hunger? If yes, then apply for the World Food Programme (WFP) Innovation Accelerator Programme! Apply to the WFP Innovation Accelerator and get a chance to participate in a week-long bootcamp and 3-6 month sprint programme. Selected projects will get access to mentorship, financial support, and WFP operations, partners and technical experts. WFP's Innovation Accelerator identifies, nurtures and scales bold solutions to … [Read more...]