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Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) -- Forest and Farm Facility

posted Apr 9, 2014, 3:40 PM by Jan Laarman

The Forest & Farm Facility (FFF) is an international partnership to strengthen the role of smallholders, women's groups, communities, and indigenous peoples on issues of forest and farm policies and issues. FFF announces planning and partnership grants to strengthen the role and voice of forest and farm producer organizations at the regional and global level. The initial focus is Guatemala and Nicaragua, Gambia and Liberia, and Nepal and Myanmar. The deadline for proposals is 15 April 2014. Link

Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research -- WLE Innovation Fund

posted Apr 9, 2014, 3:32 PM by Jan Laarman

The CGIAR's Water, Land, and Ecosystems (WLE) Innovation Fund calls for proposals from partners to support innovative research on sustainable agricultural intensification. Projects of up to two years will be lead by WLE lead partner organizations at funding levels of US$500 thousand to US$1 million per year. Geographical focal areas are the Ganges; Greater Mekong; Nile and East Africa; and West Africa. The deadline for preliminary proposals is 30 April 2014. Link

European Commission (EC) -- Support for Horticulture in Tanzania

posted Apr 9, 2014, 2:48 PM by Jan Laarman

The European Development Fund invites proposals that support horticulture value chains for fruits, vegetables, and spices in Tanzania. Projects should focus on good agricultural practices and/or increasing farmers' market access and linkages. Eligibility extends to nonprofit organizations in member states of the EU; countries in the ACP-EU agreement (including Tanzania); and international organizations. Grants will range from €600 thousand to €1 million, varying with cost shares. Reference EuropeAid/135562/ID/ACT/TZ. The application deadline is 08 July 2014. Link

Finland Ministry of Foreign Affairs -- Support for International NGOs 2014

posted Mar 31, 2014, 6:16 AM by Jan Laarman

Finland's Ministry for Foreign Affairs can allocate development cooperation funds to international non-governmental organizations (INGOs) whose activities are in line with Finland's development policy priorities and goals. The fields of work prioritized in the 2014 call for proposals include research to support sustainable forest management and governance, and efforts to increase the transparency of negotiations for multilateral environmental agreements. An  applying INGO must operate in at least two countries, and have at least three countries in its governing structure. The deadline for applications is 14 April 2014. Link

Regional Fund for Agricultural Technologies (FONTAGRO) -- Call for Proposals 2014

posted Mar 31, 2014, 6:02 AM by Jan Laarman

Latin America's Regional Fund for Agricultural Technology -- Fondo Regional de Tecnología Agropecuaria (FONTAGRO) -- calls for research proposals in the theme of family agriculture and adaptation to climate change.  The call is in partnership with the Inter-American Development Bank and the Global Environment Facility. Consortium proposals should include agricultural research institutes, universities, NGOs, agricultural producers associations, and private companies in at least two FONTAGRO member countries. Grants are up to US$200 thousand for projects of up to two years. The closing date for preliminary applications (Spanish, English) is 21 May 2014. Link

Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) -- Photos of Forest Landscapes in Southeast Asia

posted Mar 20, 2014, 12:39 PM by Jan Laarman

CIFOR and its  partners are sponsoring a global photographic competition to highlight the importance of forests for communities, economies, and nature in Southeast Asia. The best photos will be displayed at the Forests Asia Summit and in print and online media. The contest winner (selected via online voting) will receive US$500 for photography equipment or field trips. The submission deadline is 15 April 2014. Link

Agropolis Foundation -- Agricultural Research, France and Brazil

posted Mar 20, 2014, 12:35 PM by Jan Laarman   [ updated Mar 20, 2014, 12:37 PM ]

The Agropolis Foundation is partnering with two Brazilian research institutions (CAPES and Embrapa) for tripartite agricultural research in projects of plant breeding and genetics, plant pests, agri-environmental innovations, agri-food innovations, and innovation processes. The deadline for proposals is 28 April 2014. Link

Global Forest Watch -- Small Grants Fund for Civil Society Organizations

posted Mar 20, 2014, 12:17 PM by Jan Laarman

The World Resources Institute and over 40 partners established Global Forest Watch (GFW) to provide reliable information about the world's forest cover using a combination of satellite technology, open data, and crowd sourcing. GFW's Small Grants Fund announces grants in the range of US$10 thousand to US$40 thousand to nonprofit civil society organizations that use GFW to improve forest management and local livelihoods. Projects can use GFW as a means to communicate with grassroots communities; to advocate for improved forest management; to create new information about forests or to validate existing information; and in other ways to help civil society better manage forests and sustain livelihoods. The deadline for pre-applications is 01 June 2014. Link

Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research -- Research on Livestock and Fish in Collaboration with U.S. Universities

posted Mar 12, 2014, 10:32 AM by Jan Laarman

The CGIAR's research program on livestock and fish will support linkages with United States universities. Proposals should be submitted before 31 March 2014. Link

Japan International Research Center for Agricultural Sciences -- Research Fellowships 2014

posted Mar 12, 2014, 10:13 AM by Jan Laarman

 JIRCAS provides fellowships to researchers in developing countries to collaborate with Japanese counterparts for research in agriculture, forestry, and fisheries.  The "Tsukuba" fellowships is carried out at the JIRCAS headquarters in Japan, and the "Project Site" fellowships are at the research institutes in the developing countries where JIRCAS collaborative research projects are being implemented.  The deadline for applications in both programs is 21 April 2014.  Link

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