Tuesday, July 23, 2013
CALL FOR PROPOSALS: Barriers to the expansion of agriculture and agroindustry in Africa (AGRODEP)
The African Growth and Development Policy (AGRODEP) Modeling Consortium is issuing its second 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 “Barriers to the expansion of agriculture and agroindustry in Africa”.
The grant will support research that promises to fill the existing research gap by shedding light on at least one of the following key aspects of the topic, of course in an African context: impact evaluation of government policy in development of infrastructure for agriculture production, irrigation, and transportation; access to fertilizers; advisability of seed and fertilizer subsidies; case studies concerning rural and agricultural structural projects; impact of regional integration; value chain analysis for key agricultural commodities (moving up the value chain, diversifying exports, enhancing value addition, job creation and economic development).
Deadline: August 30, 2013