Wednesday, March 28, 2012
CALL FOR PROPOSALS: Improving rural livelihoods in Sub-Saharan Africa: Sustainable and climate-smart intensification of agricultural production
This is to inform that a transnational call for Agricultural Research for Development (ARD) is now open. The theme of this ERA-ARD II Transnational Call is: “Improving rural livelihoods in Sub-Saharan Africa: Sustainable and climate-smart intensification of agricultural production”.
This first ERA-ARD II Transnational Research Call provides new opportunities for researchers and other stakeholders (farmers, farmer organizations, NGOs, policy makers, etc.) to take part in multilateral research cooperation in the field of sustainable and climate change resilient intensification of agricultural production.
The main objective of the ERA-ARD II Transnational Research Call is to contribute to improved livelihoods of smallholders and rural communities in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) through sustainable and climate-smart intensification of agricultural systems.
The call also aims to support and fund projects that will strengthen collaboration and networking with on-going projects and existing thematic networks.
Each research consortium must be transnational and consist of a minimum of 3 independent legal entities in partnerships from 3 different countries of which at least 1 is from the ERA-ARD II Consortium Member countries and 2 from countries on the “DAC List of ODA Recipients” (see http://www.oecd.org/dataoecd/9/50/48858205.pdf). The research consortium must be led by an institution in an ERA-ARD Consortium member country. Consortia are also encouraged to include more than one European partner.
Deadline: May 22, 2012