Friday, 18 February 2011

Trellis Fund Call for Project Proposals

NGOs, universities and government agencies from target countries are invited to submit project proposals under the Horticulture Collaborative Research Support Program (Horticulture CRSP) Trellis Fund sponsored by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID).

The goal of the Horticulture CRSP Trellis Fund is to link horticultural graduate students in the U.S. to agricultural NGOs/universities/government agencies in developing countries, and enable these organizations to extend new ideas to 1,800 farmers worldwide. Projects can cover areas of horticultural production, pest management, postharvest, marketing issues and horticultural-related community development.

The NGOs interested to apply to this opportunity will identify a horticultural problem facing local farmers and the type of expertise they seek in a U.S. graduate student. The organizations will create a project proposal and the Trellis Fund will match awarded organizations to a horticultural graduate student and fund their farmer outreach program.

Target Countries:
  • Africa: Uganda, Zambia, Rwanda, Kenya, Malawi, Ethiopia, Mozambique, Tanzania, Senegal, Ghana, Mali and Liberia
  • Central America/Caribbean: Guatemala, Nicaragua, Honduras and Haiti
  • Asia: Bangladesh, Tajikistan, Nepal and Cambodia
The deadline to submit proposals is 4 March 2011. For more information, visit this link.

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