Deadline: 3 April 2017
Applications open for “The Horticulture Innovation Lab’s Trellis Fund” to connect local organizations in developing countries with U.S. graduate students who have agricultural expertise, generating benefits for both the students and the in-country institutions.
The Trellis Fund aims to empower smallholder farmers with new information as well as build longstanding relationships between host organizations and U.S. researchers. The creators of the Trellis Fund believe that local organizations can do amazing work, but they are often excluded from grant opportunities.
The Trellis Fund prioritizes proposals that directly impact local farmers and focus on building local or organizational capacity to ensure long-term results. In addition, at least 50% of farmers impacted by the project must be women.
Trellis Fund grants up to $4,000 each for 6-month projects, to extend horticultural information to local farmers and stakeholders along fruit or vegetable value chains.
- Project proposals may address horticultural crop production, irrigation, plant nutrition, pest management, postharvest practices or marketing issues in relation to fruits and vegetables. Once projects are selected, the Trellis Fund will connect organizations with U.S. graduate students who have related agricultural expertise for project support, providing benefits to both the student and the in-country institution.
- Both new organizations and previously awarded organizations are encouraged to apply.
How to Apply
Applications must be submitted online via given website.
- In Africa: Ethiopia, Ghana, Liberia, Malawi, Mozambique, Rwanda, Senegal, Tanzania, Uganda and Zambia
- In Latin America and the Caribbean: Guatemala, Haiti and Honduras
- In Asia: Bangladesh, Cambodia, Nepal, and Tajikistan
For more information, please visit Trellis Fund.