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:
Projects must be classified as Experimental Development. This may comprise prototyping, demonstrating, piloting, testing and validation of new or improved products, processes, or services in environments representative of real life operating conditions. The primary objective is to make further technical improvements on products, processes or services that are not substantially set. This may include the development of a commercially usable prototype or pilot which is not necessarily the final commercial product.