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November 15, 2017Knowledge Portal
Small Grants, Big Impacts

This policy brief shows how small grants work, why they are effective, and how governments, international institutions and donors could use them to ensure that funding comes to the right place. Small grants funds, which are set up locally, can form the link between large donors and grassroots organisations. »

Winning NWO student battle project The SunBarter has started
May 26, 2016News
Winning NWO student battle project The SunBarter has started
Theme: Food Wastage

In October 2014, the the innovative solution “Back to the basics: establishing a trade by barter food network with dried fruits and vegetables in Nigeria” won WOTRO’s Battle of Ideas. The SunBarter project team has now successfully finalized their first pilot phase in Kaduna State, Nigeria. »

Carl K. Eicher Award for best doctoral dissertation
March 10, 2015News
Carl K. Eicher Award for best doctoral dissertation

The International Association of Agricultural Economists (IAAE) is calling for nominations for the first IAAE 2015 Carl K. Eicher Award for the best doctoral dissertation on agricultural economics applied to an Africa problem. Family, friends and colleagues of the late Carl K. Eicher have established a fund under the IAAE to support an award for »

CGIAR Research Program on Dryland Cereals - Call for Doctoral Research Grants
March 5, 2015News
CGIAR Research Program on Dryland Cereals – Call for Doctoral Research Grants

The Dryland Cereals Scholarship Program of the CGIAR Research Program on Dryland Cereals is sponsoring and supporting a call for Doctoral Research Grants. The call is designed to increase agricultural research capacity of dryland cereal crops, i.e. barley, finger millet, pearl millet and sorghum. The application deadline March 30, 2015. Where appropriate, the grantees are »

Horticulture funding opportunities
December 16, 2014News
Horticulture funding opportunities

PAEPARD (the Platform for African – European Partnership in Agricultural Research for Development) has communicated three horticulture funding and fellowship opportunities. Fellowships in legumes for students in a developing country This new program is specifically targeting promising young scientists from developing countries committed to pursuing research careers involving legume crops. Submissions are due by December 19, »

International Foundation for Science (IFS) Grants for Early-Career Research in Developing Countries
November 17, 2014News
International Foundation for Science (IFS) Grants for Early-Career Research in Developing Countries

The International Foundation on Science (IFS) has opened a Call for Early-Career Research in Developing Countries. One of the themes young academia can apply for is “Food Security, Dietary Diversity and Healthy Livelihoods”. The deadline for submission of individual research grant applications is December 31, 2014. Throughout the coming decade the primary focus of the »