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Applied Research Fund (ARF)

The Food & Business Applied Research Fund (ARF) addresses the knowledge and research needs of partners in the bilateral food security programmes of the 15 Dutch development cooperation partner countries. The ARF focuses on food security as a local challenge. It operates on the basis of a continuous call for proposals where local partners from the private sector, civil society and government join with knowledge and research institutions. Since the start of the programme in 2014, there have been three Calls for ARF with various rounds each. Please find below an overview of the research projects funded so far.

ARF - Third Call 2016 Round 1

In December 2016 six proposals have been awarded funding in the first round of the third ARF Call.



ARF - Second Call 2014-2015 Round 3

In September 2015 eight proposals have been awarded funding in the third round of the second ARF Call.



ARF - Second Call 2014-2015 Round 2

In July 2015 four proposals have been awarded funding in the second round of the second ARF Call.


ARF – Second Call 2014-2015 Round 1

In January 2015 three proposals have been awarded funding in the first round of the second ARF Call.


ARF – First Call 2013-2014 Round 3

In September 2014, eight proposals have been awarded funding as part of the third round of the first ARF Call.



ARF – First Call 2013-2014 Round 2

In April 2014, five proposals have been awarded funding as part of the second round of the first ARF Call.


ARF – First Call 2013-2014 Round 1

In January 2014, two proposals have been awarded funding as part of the first round of the first ARF Call.