Hindustan Unilever Foundation: Supporting Solutions that can Transform India’s Water Footprint in Agriculture

Deadline: 15 August 2018

Hindustan Unilever Foundation (HUF) has announced a call to support solutions for highly efficient use of water in agriculture.

HUF invites organisations with scalable solutions that can transform India’s water footprint in agriculture from a highly inefficient state to one of ‘more crop per drop’ for submission in 2018 (July-September).

Focus Areas

The foundation is seeking projects that demonstrate innovation and measurable outcomes in the following areas:

  • Practice: On-field behaviour change solutions that lead to substantive water and input cost savings in traditional water intensive crops that improve crop yields and wellbeing for small farmers.
  • Markets: Effective market-based institutions that support widescale adoption of indigenous, climate hardy and water responsible foods with consumers; connecting farmers and consumers with few(er) intermediaries.
  • People: Catalyse water related rural job creation through cadres of trained community professionals equipped with robust water and crop management tools.
  • Technology: Data-driven digital decision-making tools for rural communities for effective water conservation, ground water management, optimised village-level crop portfolios and market access.

Criteria

Interested organisations are encouraged to apply for long term projects, spread over 4 – 5 years, that can be initially incubated for an 18-24-month window in the first phase. Select projects would be considered for scale-up support thereafter.

Evaluation Criteria

Concepts and proposals will be assessed on the following criteria with corresponding weightages:

  • Problem statement definition
  • Robustness of proposed solution
  • Impact
  • Feasibility for scale-up
  • Organization capability to deliver

How to Apply

All interested applicants are encouraged to first take the eligibility self-assessment online via given website.

Eligible Country: India

For more information, please visit HUF 2018 Call for Concept Notes.

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