Wednesday, May 30, 2012
CALL FOR PROPOSALS: Foreign Direct Investment in Land, Land Markets and Land Institutions, and Development of the Agricultural Sector in Africa (AGRODEP)
African Growth and Development Policy (AGRODEP) Modeling Consortium is issuing its first annual call for competitive grant proposals to support research on emerging issues in Africa that have previously received little or no attention.
The selected topic of this year’s GAPS IN RESEARCH grant is: Foreign Direct Investment in Land (FDI), Land Markets and Land Institutions, and Development of the Agricultural Sector in Africa. Proposals can address any or all of the aspects of the main topic.
In recent years, land markets and land institutions have been characterized by new developments that have not yet received adequate attention by research. Among these, foreign direct investment in land and its potential impact on agricultural development and food security in Africa has drawn special attention. Given that data is sporadic and little research has been conducted on the topic, AGRODEP—through this grant—hopes to contribute to addressing the research gap that currently exists.
The GAPS IN RESARCH grant will support quantitative research that addresses any or all aspects of the main topic. AGRODEP encourages researchers and research organizations worldwide to apply, especially if they have already engaged in some capacity in addressing these issues, but could use the funds to complement their efforts and produce high quality research on the topic.
Deadline: July 16, 2012