Foundation / Corporation
Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation, a joint international institution of the European Union (EU) and African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) Group of States
02/15/15 11:59 PM CET (Netherlands time)
Grants starting at €30,000 to European Union or Africa, the Caribbean, and the Pacific member states organizations to advance agricultural entrepreneurship and innovations by young people. Funds will support youth capacity building and promote youth employment opportunities.
The call for proposals builds on various activities that CTA has been implementing in the area of agribusiness, value chain development, ICT for agriculture, and youth in agriculture (notably within the framework of the Agriculture, Rural Development and Youth in the Information Society (ARDYIS) project).
The Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation is a joint international institution of the European Union (EU) and African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) Group of States. Its mission is to advance food and nutritional security, in ACP countries. It provides access to information and knowledge, facilitates policy dialogue and strengthens the capacity of agricultural and rural development institutions and communities.
Proposals aimed at strengthening youth engagement and entrepreneurship in strategic food commodity value chains. They will favor the consolidation of agro-food cooperatives or companies led by young people, or the creation of innovative agro-entrepreneurial mechanisms for the benefit of youths.
Proposals aimed at implementing the "AgriHack Talent" program at national or regional level, with a focus on value chain development, regional trade or climate change adaptation for strategic food commodities.
The objective of the AgriHack Talent program initiated by CTA is to support ICT innovations and entrepreneurship in agriculture by youth. It encompasses a series of activities at the heart of which a hackathon or coding competition is organized, followed by capacity building, entrepreneurship support in ICT and agriculture business, as well as promotion of the products developed. Proposals may include other activities, or may not include all activities of the model.
GrantWatch ID#: 150085
€30,000 - €100,000
The proposed activities (first year activities if the project will be executed over a longer timeframe) need to have terminated no later than September 30, 2015. All financial reports will be sent in October 2015 (covering the period up to September 30, 2015).
International country outside of the USA, Israel and Canada.