FAO-EU FLEGT Programme is now Accepting Project Proposals

Deadline: 8 September 2019 The FAO-EU FLEGT Programme is now accepting project proposals from government institutions, civil society and private sector organizations in countries engaged in VPAs with the EU. The FAO-EU FLEGT Programme supports implementation of the EU FLEGT Action Plan targeting assistance to stakeholders in tropical timber producing countries. Phase III of the Programme was launched in 2016 and is operational until 2021. The geographical scope of the Programme includes … [Read more...]

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Applications Open for 2018 Rome-based Agencies Award

Deadline: 31 May 2018 Applications are now open for 2018 Rome-based Agencies Award which is Based on a shared vision of promoting world food security for all. The UN’s Rome-based Agencies - FAO, IFAD and WFP - work together, both at global and country level, to maximize results and support countries in fighting hunger, malnutrition and poverty in a sustainable way. The Rome-based agency award celebrates country teams that go above and beyond the call of duty. It recognises teams who think … [Read more...]

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Sweden Announces US$5 million to accelerate Economic Empowerment of Rural Women

The Swedish Government, through its development agency Sida has announced a US$5 million commitment towards the Joint Programme on Accelerating Progress towards the Economic Empowerment of Rural Women (JP RWEE). The programme is jointly implemented by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), the International Fund for Agriculture Development (IFAD) and the World Food Programme (WFP), along with UN Women. It works to enhance the productive potential of rural women by … [Read more...]

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Apply for “Youth engagement in agribusiness and rural economic activities in Africa” Fellowship Program!

Deadline: 28 February 2018 The International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) is seeking applications for “Enhancing capacity to apply research evidence in policy for youth engagement in agribusiness and rural economic activities in Africa”. Scope They seek research project fellows for the study of Youth Engagement in Agribusiness and Rural Economic Activities in Africa. This is not a one-time invitation for applications, but rather a continuing call for research on this topic in … [Read more...]

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Nominations Open for The World Food Prize 2018!

Deadline: 1 May 2018 Nominations are open for “The World Food Prize” that is awarded for a specific, exceptionally significant, individual achievement at any point along the full range of the food production and distribution chain. Fields of achievement include, but are not limited to: soil and land; plant and animal science; food science and technology; nutrition; rural development; marketing; food processing and packaging; water and the environment; natural resource conservation; physical … [Read more...]

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FAO: Fourth Call for Proposals under the Benefit-sharing Fund

Deadline: 1 March 2018 The Benefit-sharing Fund of the FAO International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture has launched a Call for Proposals for its fourth cycle of projects to enable farmers around the world use and conserve adapted varieties, leading to increased productivity, on-farm incomes and nutrient-rich food, as well as enhanced resilience to production shocks and reduced adverse impacts to the environment. This Call for Proposals also emphasizes new … [Read more...]

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The Conservation, Food and Health Foundation: Seeking Applications to Protect Natural Resources

Deadline: 1 July 2018 The Conservation, Food and Health Foundation is seeking applications to protect natural resources, improve the production and distribution of food, and promote public health in Asia, Africa, Latin America, and the Middle East. The foundation supports projects that demonstrate local leadership and promote professional development in the conservation, agricultural, and health sciences; develop the capacity of local organizations; and address a particular problem or question … [Read more...]

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Apply for “Youth engagement in agribusiness and rural economic activities in Africa” Fellowship Program!

Deadline: 28 February 2018 The International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) is seeking applications for “Enhancing capacity to apply research evidence in policy for youth engagement in agribusiness and rural economic activities in Africa”. Scope They seek research project fellows for the study of Youth Engagement in Agribusiness and Rural Economic Activities in Africa. This is not a one-time invitation for applications, but rather a continuing call for research on this topic in … [Read more...]

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Nigeria: Sustainable Support brings Relief to Farmers

For the first time since the onset of the Boko Haram crisis, hunger has considerably declined in northeastern Nigeria, according to the latest Cadre Harmonisé food security analysis. In the three states ravaged by the violence, the number of people facing acute hunger has halved since June-August - from 5.2 million to 2.6 million people. This is a major step forward thanks to an overall improved security situation, and the scaling-up of humanitarian and longer-term livelihoods assistance by … [Read more...]

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FAO Admires UN Resolution

FAO welcomes the UN's decision to create a decade on family farming, a World Bee Day. This day prompts awareness of the need to combat illegal fishing, and declare international years for camelids and artisanal fisheries and aquaculture. May 20 will mark World Bee Day and 2019 will mark the beginning of the UN Decade of Family Farming, drawing more attention to the people who produce more than 80% of the world's food but whose own members, paradoxically, are often the most vulnerable to hunger. … [Read more...]

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FAO: Fourth Call for Proposals under the Benefit-sharing Fund

Deadline: 1 March 2018 The Benefit-sharing Fund of the FAO International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture has launched a Call for Proposals for its fourth cycle of projects to enable farmers around the world use and conserve adapted varieties, leading to increased productivity, on-farm incomes and nutrient-rich food, as well as enhanced resilience to production shocks and reduced adverse impacts to the environment. This Call for Proposals also emphasizes new … [Read more...]

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Wageningen UR CDI Course: Responsible Aquaculture Development for Food Security and Economic Progress (26 February 2018 – 16 March 2018)

Deadline: 18 October 2017 The Wageningen UR Centre for Development Innovation (CDI) is seeking applications for its short term course on "Responsible Aquaculture Development for Food Security and Economic Progress". The course duration is from 26 February 2018 - 16 March 2018 in the Netherlands. In many other regions however aquaculture development has been slow and problematic due a lack of tradition with aquaculture; insufficient availability of inputs (feeds, fingerlings, credit); lack of … [Read more...]

Wageningen UR CDI Course:  Ecosystem Approach to Fisheries (16 April -27 April 2018)

Deadline: 18 October 2017 The Wageningen UR Centre for Development Innovation (CDI) is seeking applications for its course on “Ecosystem approach to fisheries”. The course starts from 16 April 2018 until 27 April 2018. The ecosystem approach to fisheries (EAF) is aimed at integrating the interests of all uses and users and pays special attention to the impact of fishing on other ecosystem elements and functions. The course will make familiar with EAF-theory and with the FAO toolbox … [Read more...]

FAO FLEGT Programme: Promoting Inclusion of Men, Women and Youth in Forestry Sector

Deadline: 15 September 2017 The FAO FLEGT Programme is currently accepting concept notes from government institutions, civil society, indigenous and tribal peoples, and private sector organizations to identify, through a demand driven process, the highest priority actions to support and participate in implementing the VPA process. Concept notes should promote the inclusion of both men and women and youth in the forestry sector. This includes strategies towards gender equality, increasing … [Read more...]

EU Call for Proposals: Improving Agricultural Services in Malawi

Deadline: 17 July 2017 The European Union (EU) is currently accepting proposals from eligible organisations for a program entitled “Improving agricultural services in Malawi" using the Farmer Field School (FFS) approach” with an aim to promote sustainable agricultural growth and incomes in Malawi. Priority Issues Coordination with local authorities, especially those in charge of agriculture (PM, DADO, AEDCs, AEDOs) to ensure a harmonized development of the sector at local level. … [Read more...]

Submit Proposals for SIPRI’s “Life in Kyrgyzstan” Conference!

Deadline: 15 June 2017 The Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) is pleased to announce the third annual "Life in Kyrgyzstan" Conference to take place in Bishkek on 12–13 October 2017. The conference is organized by the Institute of Public Policy and Administration of the University of Central Asia (UCA), Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI), Leibniz Institute of Vegetable and Ornamental Crops (IGZ), International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), … [Read more...]

FAO Conference Awards: Recognizing Individuals and Organizations for their Outstanding Achievements in Fighting Hunger

Deadline: 31 January 2017 The Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations is seeking nominations for its conference awards with an aim to recognize individuals, institutions and organizations who have made outstanding achievements in fighting hunger. Today they are the champions of the Zero Hunger Generation - the first generation with the capacity to end hunger and make food and nutrition security truly universal. The awards were established on the basis of resolutions during … [Read more...]

CDC: Community Characteristics Associated with Geographic Disparities in Diabetes and Cardiometabolic Health

Deadline: 14 February 2017 The US Department of State, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is currently seeking proposals from eligible entities for its program titled "Community Characteristics Associated with Geographic Disparities in Diabetes and Cardiometabolic Health". This program has two components, A and B. Component A supports applications aimed at examination of county-level disparities in type 2 diabetes and cardiometabolic conditions to enhance understanding of … [Read more...]

UNICEF Request for Proposals: Child Labour in Agriculture Study Program for Lebanon

Deadline: 21 December 2016 The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) is seeking proposals from eligible entities for a program entitled "Child Labour in Agriculture Study" with an aim to support the Government of Lebanon in implementing the National Action Plan (NAP) against Worst forms of child labour and in order for UNICEF and FAO to plan and implement support programmes targeting underprivileged families to increase their resilience to threats and crisis though social protection … [Read more...]

Applications Open for World Food Day Poster Contest!

Deadline: 30 September 2016 The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) is currently inviting applicants for its World Food Day Poster Contest. The World Food Day Poster Contest calls on children and teens from 5-19 to use their imaginations and express their ideas on the World Food Day theme: "Climate is changing. Food and agriculture must too." Prize Information Three winning poster designs will be selected by a jury in each category. The top three poster … [Read more...]

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