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Mountain Partnership -- Training Course on Food Security in Mountain Areas

posted Mar 19, 2015, 10:09 AM by Site Manager

The International Program on Research and Training on Sustainable Management of Mountain Areas (IPROMO) offers a training course in June-July 2015 on "food security in mountain areas." The course will be given in English, on location in northern Italy. It will accept about 30 professionals, with preference for participants from countries and organizations which are members of the Mountain Partnership. IPROMO offers scholarships to cover the on-site costs (but not international travel) of participants from developing countries. The deadline for applications is 31 March 2015. Link

U.S. Agency for International Development -- Private Sector in Climate-Smart Agriculture

posted Mar 19, 2015, 9:58 AM by Site Manager

USAID will fund opportunities to co-create, co-design, co-invest, and collaborate in the research, development, piloting, testing, and scaling of activities to promote Climate Smart Agriculture in developing countries. The program aims to help smallholder food and agriculture systems in low-income countries adapt to the impacts of climate and weather change, with a primary geographic focus on countries in the U.S. government's "Feed the Future" initiative. In Addendum 01 of this program, USAID seeks knowledge and solutions to the current problem of limited levels of private sector engagement and investment in climate-smart agriculture. Funding Opportunity BAA-OAA-BFS-2015. The deadline for expressions of interest is 15 April 2015. Link

Japan International Research Center for Agricultural Sciences -- International Awards for Young Agricultural Researchers 2015

posted Mar 19, 2015, 9:40 AM by Site Manager

JIRCAS makes awards of US$5 thousand to each of up to three young agricultural researchers in developing countries who contribute to outstanding research and development in agriculture, forestry, fisheries and related themes. Candidates need to be younger than age 40. The deadline for applications is 15 May 2015. Link

Yara -- Yara Prize for Food Security and Sustainable Agriculture in Africa 2015

posted Mar 19, 2015, 9:22 AM by Site Manager

The Yara Prize is awarded for significant achievements related to food security and sustainable agriculture in Africa. The Prize can be awarded to any qualified individual, group, or organization without restriction by nationality, profession, or location. In 2015, the Yara Prize will have a special focus on  youth, women, and agribusiness in Africa. The amount of the Prize is US$60 thousand. The deadline for nominations (in English) is 19 June 2015. Link

Tree Fund -- Funding for Arboriculture and Urban Forestry

posted Mar 19, 2015, 9:17 AM by Site Manager

The Jack Kimmel International Grant Program makes grants to researchers in arboriculture and urban forestry worldwide. Projects of one to three years are funded to a maximum of US$10 thousand. The application deadline is 01 October of each year. Link

Common Fund for Commodities -- Sixth Call for Proposals

posted Mar 10, 2015, 7:57 AM by Site Manager

The CFC calls for proposals that advance commodity development in its member countries. Funding is targeted mainly to for-profit organizations and social enterprises for production, value chains, and marketing across a wide group of commodities (agricultural crops, tree crops, timber, bamboo and rattan, minerals, and others). This sixth call for proposals has a deadline on 30 April 2015. Link

Crawford Fund -- Crawford Fund Fellowship 2015

posted Mar 10, 2015, 7:55 AM by Site Manager

The Crawford Fund Fellowship supports a scientist in agriculture, fisheries, or forestry from the Asia-Pacific countries for additional training in Australia. The Fellowship is offered annually to an agricultural scientist below the age of 35 years in one the following countries: Bangladesh, Bhutan, Burma, Cambodia, East Timor, Fiji, Indonesia, Laos, Nepal, Niue, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga, Tuvalu, Kiribati, Vanuatu, and Vietnam. Nominations must be made by two proposers, one of whom must be an Australian. The closing date for nominations is 30 April 2015. Link

U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) -- Hazelnut Production in Georgia

posted Mar 10, 2015, 7:51 AM by Site Manager

In collaboration with the Ferrero Group, USAID-Tbilisi offers funding to improve productivity and increase market linkages to increase the competitiveness of Georgia's hazelnut sector.  Eligibility is unrestricted.  USAID may allocate between US$500 thousand to US$3 million over five years.  Funding Opportunity RFA-114-15-000008.  The deadline for concept papers is 05 May 2015.  Link

Securing Water for Food -- SWFF Grants, Round 3

posted Mar 10, 2015, 7:40 AM by Site Manager

The Securing Water for Food Grand Challenge for Development (SWFF) is a collaborative initiative among the U.S. Agency for International Development, the Swedish International Development Agency, and the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The current call for proposals focuses on market-driven, low-cost, and scalable solutions to improve water efficiency and wastewater reuse; enhance water capture and storage; and reduce the impacts of salinity on aquifers and food production. Awardees will receive between US$100 thousand and US$3 million in funding and acceleration support to bring their innovations to scale. The deadline for applications is 22 May 2015. Link

Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture (RUFORUM) -- IMPRESSA Awards 2015

posted Mar 10, 2015, 7:36 AM by Site Manager

RUFORUM announces the third round of the Impact Research and Science in Africa (IMPRESSA) awards to university scientists who have made significant contributions in agricultural research and science for development in Africa. Eligibility extends to agricultural scientists, researchers, and development workers from the RUFORUM member universities. Nominees will compete for three prizes of US$10 thousand each. The deadline for nominations is 30 June 2015. Link

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