German Call for proposals: Nutrition - Diversified Agriculture for balanced nutrition in Sub-Saharan Africa
Countries: Ethiopia, Uganda, Angola , Zambia, Mozambique , South Africa and Madagascar.
The Federal Ministry for Food and Agriculture (BMEL) has launched a new funding instrument. BMEL seeks to strengthen the contribution of Germany’s agricultural research to the development of an efficient agricultural sector in partner-countries, by fostering long-term partnerships between agricultural research institutions in Germany and in developing countries especially in Africa.
This new funding instrument has the following general objectives:
· to develop improved and sustainable approaches for food security.
· to explore improvements along the whole agricultural value chain.
· to involve relevant partners according to the research topic and the needs in the target country (i.e. not only research institutes but also development, governmental and non- governmental organisations where appropriate)
· to integrate approaches and findings from research projects into
· regional development processes, e.g. through cooperation with regional networks and research fora.
Besides research, also tasks in the area of capacity development and information and knowledge management will be supported.
The specific topic of the current call for proposals is “Nutrition - Diversified Agriculture for balanced nutrition in Sub-Saharan Africa".
Research projects will be funded that deal with nutrition-sensitive food production in the respective target region. In particular, the contribution of a diversified agriculture to combat malnutrition should be analysed and appropriate approaches presented. The focus will be on projects which analyse the importance of fruits and vegetables, especially indigenous (also neglected) crops and other plant products to improve the nutritional status of the local population. In addition, it is important to raise awareness of the local and national stakeholders for the subject of nutrition (actors from research, development, and policy), as these actors are usually mainly involved in the field of agricultural primary production.
Specific research areas are amongst others:
· Contributions of diverse and nutrition -sensitive agriculture to combat malnutrition.
· Avoidance of losses along the value chain, especially in qualitative (nutrition physiologi-cal) respect.
· Consumption opportunities and consumer behaviour in the target region in terms of a balanced diet
On behalf of BMEL, the Federal Office for Agriculture and Food (BLE) manages as funding agency technically and in terms of organization all forthcoming research projects and further calls for proposals under this instrument.
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The German version of the call can be found here:
In November 2012, the Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research (ACIAR) and Canada's International Development Research Centre (IDRC) announced a four-year CA$15 million Cultivate Africa’s Future (CultiAF) partnership.
Through this call, CultiAF is looking to harness the best of the private, public, and non-governmental sectors to expand its research portfolio and lay the groundwork for scaling-up research results and innovations – within a country or across sub-Saharan Africa.
Project budgets under this call will be in the range of CA$1 to CA$3 million.
Deadline for the submission of concept notes is September 20, 2013, 17:00 hours East African Time (Nairobi).
To apply, visit the Competitions page.
Eligible countries Burundi, Ethiopia, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe
Le présent appel international à candidatures propose des bourses pour deux des neuf grandes catégories de mobilité offertes par l’AUF. Il s’agit des mobilités visant la formation et le perfectionnement de jeunes chercheurs.
Pour l’envoi de votre dossier de candidatures, nous vous rappelons que celui-ci doit être reçu dans nos bureaux le 22 décembre 2008 (le cachet de la Poste n’ayant pas de valeur).
Aucune candidature ne sera prise en compte passé ce délai de rigueur.
Les résultats de la sélection par le Conseil scientifique de l’AUF seront rendus publics via le portail de l’AUF et par les bureaux régionaux, deuxième quinzaine de juin 2009.
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At this time, priority funding areas fall under the Program of Africa’s Seed Systems (PASS) and include the following initiatives: Education for African Crop Improvement (EACI), the Fund for the Improvement and Adoption of African Crops (FIAAC), the Seed Production for Africa Initiative (SEPA), and the Agro-Dealer Development Program (ADP).
To be considered for funding, proposals must meet the following eligibility requirements:
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An ACP-EU co-operation programme in the field of science and technology. It is funded by the European Union (from the IXth European Development Fund and the European Union’s General Budget BL 21.031700) and implemented by the ACP Secretariat.
The Secretariat of the African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States (ACP - Secretariat) announces the implementation of the “ACP Science and Technology Programme”. It will launch in the Autumn of 2008. An *Open Call for Proposals with a deadline for submission of applications scheduled for the beginning of 2009.
This Call for Proposals will be open to all 79 countries of the African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States (ACP), the 27 EU Member States, the 3 EU Candidate countries, and the 3 European Economic Area -European Free Trade Association (EEA EFTA) States.
The focus will be on:
For further information please click here where you can sign up for information about the call to be sent directly to you.
The EuropeAid Co-operation Office is now implementing a new programme for food security which has been devised to help developing countries feed their people. The Food Security Thematic Programme (FSTP) operates worldwide and promises to provide innovative solutions in countries that face either temporary and structural food security problems that are linked to poverty.
Publication Date: 03 September 2008
Budget: *€ 188 850 000
Deadline: 15 January 2009 at 17:00:00 (Brussels local time)
OJ Reference: OJ C226 of 03 September 2008
Specific Programme(s): Cooperation
12 topics are directly relevant for Africa and 6 other topics are particularly well suited for involvement of African partners .
For facilitating your access to these information we have selected the more relevant elements for Africa : see below
Activity/ Area Topics called Funding Schemes: Activity 2.1: Sustainable production and management of biological resources from land,forest and aquatic environments.
|2.1.1||KBBE-2009-1-1-03: Optimisation of methods to maintain farm animal biodiversity||SICA (African ACP)||minimum number of participants: 2 fromdifferent Member States or Associated countries and 2from different ICPC among which 1 from AfricanACP countries|
|2.1.2||KBBE-2009-1-2-03: : Irrigation water saving solutionsfor Mediterranean agriculture||SICA (MediterraneanPartner Countries)||Minimum number of participants: 2 fromdifferent Member States or Associated countries and 2from different ICPC from the Mediterranean PartnerCountries|
|2.1.2||KBBE-2009-1-2-09: Impact and development ofConservation Agriculture techniques in developingcountries||Mandatory ICPC (African ACP)Coordination and Support Action||Minimum number of participants: 2 from differentMember States or Associated countries and 2 fromdifferent ICPC from African ACP countries|
|2.1.4||4 KBBE-2009-1-4-05: Policy and institutional aspects ofsustainable agriculture, forestry and rural developmentin the Mediterranean partner countries||SICA(Mediterranean Partner Countries)||The requested European Community contributionshall not exceed EUR 2 000 000SICA - Minimum number of participants: 2 fromdifferent Member States or Associated countries and 2from different ICPC from the Mediterranean PartnerCountries|
|2.1.4||KBBE-2009-1-4-06: Agricultural Innovation Systems &Traditional knowledge||Mandatory ICPC (AfricanACP)Coordination and Support Action||Minimum number of participants: 2 from differentMember States or Associated countries and 2 fromdifferent ICPC from African ACP countries|
|2.1.4||2.1.4 KBBE-2009-1-4-07: Globalisation and trade impact ondeveloping countries||Mandatory ICPC (African ACP)Coordination and Support Action||Minimum number of participants: 2 from differentMember States or Associated countries and 2 fromdifferent ICPC from African ACP countries|
|2.1.4||KBBE-2009-1-4-11: Consolidate alliances with theMediterranean in the field of aquaculture||MandatoryICPC (Mediterranean Partner Countries)Coordination and Support Action||Minimum number of participants: 2 from differentMember States or Associated countries and 2 fromdifferent ICPC from the Mediterranean PartnerCountries|
Activity 2.2: Fork to farm: Food (including seafood), health and well being:
2.2.3 KBBE-2009-2-3-02: Sharing food technology researchand development by means of internationalcollaboration - SICA2.2.4 KBBE-2009-2-4-02: Risk-benefit assessment of foodsupplements - SICA2.2.5 KBBE-2009-2-5-01: International food trade:anticipating the impact of climate change on the safetyof European and global food markets - SICA
Activity 2.3: Life sciences, biotechnology and biochemistry for sustainable non-foodproducts and processes
2.3.1 KBBE-2009-3-1-02: Jatropha curcas – breedingstrategy – towards a sustainable crop for biomaterialsand biofuels – SICA ( India and/or African ACP and/orLatin America)2.3.4 KBBE-2009-3-4-01: Biomass and bioproducts:sustainability certification and socioeconomicimplications – Mandatory ICPC (Latin America and/orAfrican ACP and/or Asia)Coordination and Support Action(coordinating action)
TOPICS Particular requirements
KBBE-2009-2-3-02: Sharing foodtechnology research and development bymeans of international collaboration – SICASICA – Minimum Number of Participants: 3 fromdifferent Member States or Associated countries and 3from different ICPCKBBE-2009-2-5-01: International foodtrade: Anticipating the impact of climatechange on the safety of European and globalfood markets – SICASICA – Minimum Number of Participants: 3 fromdifferent Member States or Associated countries and 3from different ICPCKBBE-2009-2-7-01: Development offunctional foods and ingredientsProposals that do not include coordination with anIndian project proposal submitted for funding to DBTwill be considered ineligible. Therefore, the ECproposals must include a detailed explanation aboutthe coordinated Indian proposal to be submitted to the DBT.
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