The East Africa Postharvest Technology Challenge 2017 (EAPTC-2017) aims to identify scalable post-harvest technologies in East Africa for dissemination. The EAPTC-2017 will offerand prepare 50 top ready to scale technologies on how scale up and pitchto development partners, donors, Governments, farmers/traders associations and investors. The top 25 technologies will then get an opportunity to showcase and pitch todevelopment partners, donors, Governments, farmers/traders associations and investorsin a special session during the upcomingEast Africa Postharvest Technology Exhibition set for May 2017.
• The application will be received via the Young Innovators in Agribusiness Competition Website; https://younginnovatorsinagribusiness.com/post-harvest-2017/
• Applications close on 20th February, 2017.
• A selection panel will convene to select 50 participants to take part in the EATPTC-2017 Challen... Read more
Deadline: 14 February 2017
**Legal entities established in Tanzania are eligible to apply.
The European Commission is seeking applications for its program “Innovative Agri-Food Chains: Unlocking the Potential for Competitiveness and Sustainability” to provide in-depth insight into linkages and interactions between agri-food chain stakeholders, including understanding of their perception and behaviour with respect to sustainability objectives and cooperation, potentially resulting in the design of new processes within the agro-food chains and thus leading to new business models and better performing value chains.
The sustainability of food systems is challenged by various interrelated factors, such as the changing socio-economic and political context, the scarcity of natural resources, environmental degradation and climate change.
The Commission considers that pr... Read more
Deadline: 13 January 2017
The Global Championship is seeking applicants for its Future Agro Challenge (FAC), global competition that support agro visionaries, farmers, manufacturers, and distributors from countries across several continents.
Innovators have the opportunity to participate in sessions and hot discussions on the latest entrepreneurship trends & best practices, network with entrepreneurs, investors, startups, policy makers & stakeholders from all over the world and claim the title of “Agribusiness of the Year”!
FAC seeks ideas to advance Agtech, Agriculture Production and Processing, Nutrition & Health, Agriculture Biotech, Biofuels, Evergreen Practices, Robotics and Precision Agriculture, Agro Logistics, Farmer Incomes, Education, Agrotourism, Safety & Health, and Packaging.
The winner will have the opportunity to be awarded as the best agro innovator of the year and... Read more
Deadline: 1 January 2017
The Conservation, Food and Health Foundation is currently seeking applications for its grant program with an aim to promote the conservation of natural resources, improve the production and distribution of food, and improve health in the developing world.
The foundation supports projects that demonstrate strong local leadership, promote professional development in the conservation, agricultural, and health sciences; develop the capacity of local organizations and address a particular problem in the field.
Food grants support focused efforts to improve access to food for consumption in developing countries. Areas of interest include projects that:
SEED Foundation wishes to support projects that maintain the diversity of the local resources while offering innovative prospects to transform the agricultural system. This theme is an answer to the challenges of standardization and homogenization of practices and the loss of diversity in the agri-food sector.
Theme: Enhancing the African local resources and optimizing their management
Eligible applicants: French and African non-profit organizations in a formalized partnership
Grant: between 7,000€ and 15,000€
Total funding for 2017: 45,000€
Location: 21 African countries
Share of the funding on the total budget of the project: between 10% and 70%
Elig... Read more
The Tony Elumelu Entrepreneurship Program (TEEP) fosters
and supports start-up enterprises in Africa. TEEP combines mentoring,
training, forums, seed capital, and alumni support to individuals in Africa
proposing new business ideas or early-stage companies in sectors that include
agriculture, among others. The program is open to citizens and legal
residents ages 18 and older in any African country. The period for
applications (English, French, Portuguese) is 01 January through 01
March. FIND OUT MORE ABOUT THIS CALL HERE.
The Netherlands Enterprise Agency manages the Sustainable
Water Fund (FDW) as a public-private partnership for water safety and
water security in developing countries. Projects are collective initiatives
between governmental bodies, industries, and NGOs. The thematic areas
are improved access to drinking water and sanitation (including solid waste);
efficient and sustainable water use, particularly for agriculture; and safe
deltas and improved basin management. The deadline for concept notes
(first round) is 31 December 2016. FIND OUT MORE ABOUT THIS CALL HERE.
Competitiveness & enterprise development project: deadline 30th November 2016
Herewith attached is a call for proposals for
the matching grant facility offered by Private Sector Foundation Uganda (PSFU).
Sectors of interest are horticulture,
tourism, coffee, grains, pulses, edible oils, fisheries and ICT
See Fourth call proposals attached for details
Are you a scientist, entrepreneur, or a passionate problem solver interested in helping produce more food with less water in developing countries? Do you have a piloted innovation or technology that you seek to share with others, highlight before experts, publicize, and accelerate?
The United States Agency for International Development (USAID), Sweden through the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida), the Foreign Ministry of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, and the Government of South Africa has officially opened the Securing Water for Food: A Grand Challenge for Development 4th Global Call for Innovations.
Through this competition, Securing Water for Food anticipates disbursing $7.5 million USD in award funding.
Individual awards are expected to be between $100,000 USD and $2 million USD depending on the type of funding requested. The period of performance for individual awards is up to three years; the act... Read more
Research funding for projectconsortia consisting of German, African and Southeastasian partners. Topic: "Innovative approaches to process local food in Sub-Saharan Africa and Southeast Asia, which contribute to improved nutrition, as well as qualitative and quantitative reduction of losses".
This call is launched within the frame of the funding instrument "International research cooperation for global food security". The objective is to support joint research projects between German research institutions and those in countries and regions that are worst affected by hunger and malnutrition. The programme will fund the development of needs-based solutions and the creation of scientific networks which should also contribute to the development of local capacity.
This call is based on the "Directive on the funding of international research cooperation for global food security"... Read more
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. For more information, click HERE
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The Young African entrepreneurs deserve every opportunity to be supported to succeed in their business ventures; they also deserve the opportunity to be heard, exposed and supported to increase their social capital and network horizon. RUFORUM invites young (<40 years) African entrepreneurs and incubatees, to compete for <strong>10 conference awards to show case their innovations, enterprises and business concepts and propositions. The focus is for the young entrepreneurs to share their story at an International stage with close to 700 participants drawn from academia, business and industry, development organisations, practitioners and philanthropists. It is hoped that through this competition, young entrepreneurs’ business concepts, impact, innovation and business opportunities can be expanded. While the focus of this competition is on innovation in agribusiness, other innovations, incubations, business enterprises and business concepts along ICTs, health, engin... Read more
Feedback’s international research focuses on understanding the way in which imbalances in power in the grocery supply chain and certain trading behaviour practiced by retailers and their first-tier suppliers can lead to food waste and economic loss on farms and in packing houses. We conduct country-specific research trips to build case studies based upon testimonial evidence from suppliers about the causes and impacts of food waste on their business. This evidence is then used to inform government and business policies regarding food waste, and also to influence consumer trends that can help reduce levels of food waste occurring in the supply chain.
To date, Feedback have carried... Read more
The Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture (RUFORUM) is a Network of 55 Universities in 22 African countries. RUFORUM was formed by African Vice Chancellors with the vision for a vibrant agricultural sector linked to African universities that can produce high-performing graduates and high-quality research, responsive to the demands of Africa’s farmers for innovations, and able to generate sustainable livelihoods and national economic development. RUFORUM recognizes the need for greater youth participation in enterprise development and business incubation and through its member universities and partners has supported training and skills development. It has also supported start-ups through innovative financing mechanism of the re
The Conservation Agreements Private Partnership Platform (CAPPP) invites applicants to submit Letters of Intent to assess the feasibility of implementing conservation agreements. The feasibility analysis will follow the process and requirements specified in the Conservation Agreement Field Guide. Budget available per feasibility analysis is between $10,000 and $20,000, and the feasibility analysis report is expected to be ready in less than six months. Applicants must submit a Letter of Intent in English to firstname.lastname@example.org by July 15, 2016, using the form available here. For additional information on the geographies and selection criteria, please refer to theCAPPP operations manual. The CAPPP is an initiative financed by the GEF, with the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) as the implementing agency.
Last updated: 05 May 2016 |
Deadline: before 1 Oct (annual)
Study in: USA
Program starts Apr-Sept 2017
for more info you check via the bellow links
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. For more information click HERE
RUFORUM inadhamini mashindano kwa ajili ya wajasiriamali wadogo wa Afrika (chini ya umri wa miaka 40) kwa kuonyesha ubunifu wa biashara zao katika kilimo wakati wa warsha ya RUFORUM Oktoba, 2016. Ingawa lengo la ushindani ni... Read more
Young African Entrepreneurs Competition – RUFORUM 2016 Open Awards CompetitionRUFORUM recognizes the need for greater youth participation in enterprise development and business incubation and through its member universities and partners has supported training and skills development. It has also supported start-ups through innovative financing mechanism of the revolving fund implemented in the member universities. RUFORUM believes in youth entrepreneurship as the game changer in ensuring greater youth participation and integration into the economic growth at national and regional levels and for youth employment. Deadline 30th July, 2016
Concours des Jeunes entrepreneurs africains – OUVERTURE DE CONCOURS PAR RUFORUM 2016
RUFORUM reconnaît la nécessité d’une plus grande participation des jeunes au développement d’entreprise et d’incubation d’entreprises, et à travers ses universités membr... Read more
Orskov makes grants to support student projects in agriculture and sustainable land use in developing countries. Preference will be given to training that emphasizes animal, plant, and soil interactions. Projects should have the potential to alleviate poverty and to provide sustainable environmental benefits, including adaptation/mitigation to the impacts of climate change. Applications are invited from individuals in lower-income and lower middle-income countries. The program includes student grants up to £2,500 to support studies at a university or similar organization other than the university/college in which the applicant is registered. The application period is 01 October through 31 December of each year.
For more information click HERE
Orskov hutoa misaada kusaidia miradi ya wanafunzi katika kilimo na matumizi endelevu ya ardhi katika nchi zinazoendelea. Upendeleo hutolewa kwa... Read more
3ie requests researchers to submit proposals under its new thematic window, Agricultural insurance: assessing the impact of programmes targeted at smallholder farmers.
The window aims to generate policy-relevant evidence on innovative products and processes that create effective demand for agricultural insurance products.
Risk-reducing and risk-mitigating financial products will include both insurance products and those that bundle insurance with other financial or non-financial products or services. The scope of this grant programme is limited to risks associated with the production of agricultural commodities, such as crops and livestock. Production risk excludes price and market risks. Applications will be accepted only for programmes in low and lower middle-income countries and in DFID-priority countries.
Issue date: 1 June 2016
Deadline for questions: 23:59 GMT, 20 Ju... Read more