The aim of this competition is to increase the pace of innovation in the development of agricultural and food systems in Africa. Your project must result in more use of innovations by farmers and food systems organisations, such as manufacturers, processors, retailers, distributors, and wholesalers.
Your project must:
All projects must:
The roles of lead applicant and technical lead could be carried out by a single UK organisation. Subcontractors are allowed in this competition. Subcontractors can be from anywhere in the world. Subcontractor costs must be justified and appropriate to the total eligible project costs
Additional assurance requirements:
Your proposal must show the potential to have a positive impact on poverty through the uptake of agricultural and food systems technology and innovation.
You can choose from one or more of the following areas:
Your project’s innovations must:
Applications must demonstrate how the primary benefit contributes to international development outcomes, specifically:
Grant funding for feasibility studies: This means analysis and evaluation of a project’s potential, aimed at supporting the process of decision making. This is achieved by uncovering its strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats as well as identifying the resources needed and the prospects for success. Feasibility studies will usually help businesses decide to work either individually or collaboratively with other industrial or research organisations, before conducting a subsequent larger project.