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Rockefeller Foundation -- Cassava Innovation Challenge

posted Jun 21, 2016, 2:35 AM by Site Manager

The Rockefeller Foundation is partnering with Dalberg and the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) in the Rockefeller Foundation Cassava Innovation Challenge. The Challenge will provide up to US$1 million, as well as technical assistance from Dalberg and IITA, to further develop novel solutions that address food loss and spoilage in the cassava value chain. The Challenge is open to all organizations -- whether for-profit or nonprofit -- including governmental and inter-governmental organizations. The focus country is Nigeria, the world's largest producer of cassava, although applications are invited from anywhere. Collaborations between organizations are encouraged. Applicants are allowed to submit more than one entry. The deadline for applications is 08 July 2016. Link

International Initiative for Impact Evaluation (3ie) -- Financial Inclusion of Smallholder Farmers in Ghana and Kenya

posted Jun 21, 2016, 2:33 AM by Site Manager

Through its window on agricultural innovation, 3ie calls for impact evaluations of the program Financial Inclusion for Smallholder Farmers in Africa Project (FISFAP), funded by the Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA). The purpose of FISFAP is to promote access to financial and non-financial services for smallholder farmers through financial institutions, agro-dealers, warehouse operators, farmer-based organisations, and others. The focus countries for the impact evaluation are Ghana and Kenya. The applicant organisation and principal investigators may be located in any country, but the team is required to have direct work experience in Ghana/Kenya. The deadline to apply for proposal preparation grants is 13 July 2016. Link

Research Council of Norway -- International Cooperation in Aquaculture 2017

posted Jun 21, 2016, 1:54 AM by Site Manager

The Research Council of Norway funds international cooperation in its HAVBRUK2 program of aquaculture research. Funding is available for project establishment support for international projects; personal visiting researcher grants; and personal overseas research grants. Priority will be given to collaboration with researchers in the EU, USA, Canada, China, Japan, India, Chile, and Brazil. Collaboration with researchers in other countries will also be of interest. The application deadline is 07 September 2014. Link

Instrumentl -- Grants for Plant Sciences

posted Jun 21, 2016, 1:40 AM by Site Manager

Instrumentl is an organization that helps researchers find and apply for grants. Instrumental has identified 43 grants related to plant biology, botany, horticulture, forestry, and other plant sciences. The geographical scope and eligibility requirements vary with each grant program, including several that support research and projects in the developing world. For these 43 featured grants, Instrumentl will review, format, and submit applications for free. The grants have deadlines in June, July, August, and September 2016 -- along with some that accept applications continuously. Link

University of Florida -- Research on Livestock in Ethiopia, Nepal, and Rwanda

posted Jun 9, 2016, 6:05 AM by Site Manager

With funding from the U.S. Agency for International Development, the University of Florida manages the Feed the Future Livestock Systems Innovation Lab as a five-year program of research to improve the nutrition, health, and incomes of the poor through increased livestock productivity and the marketing and consumption of animal-source foods. The program seeks to upgrade technologies, management practices, skills, knowledge, capacity, inputs across livestock value chains, and policy environments that foster sustainable intensification and increased profitability of smallholder livestock systems. The focus countries are Ethiopia, Nepal, and Rwanda. Participation is open to qualified universities, institutes, and other organizations in the target countries, USA, and elsewhere. The program will fund research grants up to US$1 million, and focus grants up to US$100 thousand. The deadline for research concept notes is 23 June 2016. Link

EU Horizon 2020 -- INDIGO Young Scientist Competition 2016

posted Jun 9, 2016, 5:59 AM by Site Manager

The India-Europe Research Partnerships (INDIGO) announces the 2016 Young Scientist Competition for PhD students and early-career researchers in India and the EU. Six young researchers will be invited to the EU-India Cooperation Days in September (Goa, India) to present their ideas on a global or societal challenge pertinent to research cooperation between EU and India in the fields of bio-economy, biotechnology, or bio-based energy. The winner of the competition will be awarded a fully-covered trip to a scientific conference of her/his choice in Europe or India. The deadline for expressions of interest is 01 July 2016. Link

International Initiative for Impact Evaluation (3ie) -- Assessing the Impacts of Agricultural Insurance

posted Jun 9, 2016, 5:55 AM by Site Manager

3ie invites proposals under its new thematic window on the impact of agricultural insurance for smallholder farmers. 3ie hopes to address the gaps in what works and what does not in programmes of agricultural insurance that aim to mitigate risks in producing agricultural crops and livestock. Applications will be accepted for evaluations in low and lower middle-income countries, and in countries of priority to the UK's Department for International Development (DFID). Applications are invited from legally registered organisations and consortia of registered organisations. The research team should include at least one researcher who is a national of the country in which the programme is being implemented. The first phase will provide up to 14 grants for formative or process evaluations of not more than US$75 thousand each for a period of 8-10 months. The deadline for submissions in Phase 1 is 17 July 2016. Link

Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture -- Young African Entrepreneurs Competition

posted Jun 9, 2016, 4:41 AM by Site Manager

The Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture (RUFORUM) is sponsoring a competition for young African entrepreneurs (less than age 40) to showcase their business innovations in agribusiness at the RUFORUM Biennial Conference in October 2016. Although the focus of the competition is agribusiness, business innovations in other themes (e.g., natural resources, meteorology, urbanization, green economy, etc.) will also be considered. The winners will have their expenses paid for travel to the conference in Cape Town, and a cash award. Submissions are invited in English or French before 30 July 2016. Link

EU Horizon 2020 -- Indian-European Research on Bio-Economy

posted Jun 9, 2016, 4:37 AM by Site Manager

The Indo-European partnership INDIGO announces a call for proposals in bio-economy. This refers to using renewable biological resources -- such as crops, forests, fish, animals, and micro-organisms -- to produce food, materials, and energy. Countries participating in the research call are India, France, Germany, Norway and Spain. Applications may be submitted by public and/or private entities which are eligible according to their respective national and regional regulations. The deadline for proposals is 31 August 2016. Link

Wageningen University -- Free Online Courses

posted Jun 9, 2016, 4:35 AM by Site Manager

WageningenX at Wageningen University offers massive online open courses (MOOCs) in English on subject areas relevant to the Terra Viva Grants Directory. A course on animal behavior begins 09 August 2016. A course on systems thinking and environmental sustainability of food production systems begins 08 September 2016. WageningenX provides complete information regarding how to register. Link

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