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Here are some external funding opportunities:

Development Innovation Ventures (DIV)

Open innovation inspires new solutions to the critical challenges affecting millions around the world. DIV supports groundbreaking ideas to transform lives and maximize USAID’s impact per dollar. DIV turns bright ideas into real results. Anyone, anywhere can apply at any time. Click here for more information.

Wehubit Climate Smart Agriculture Grant

Wehubit has launched a Call for Proposals to increase use and access to digital solutions that support adoption and scale of proven practical climate-smart agriculture methodologies and technologies to reach to the minds and hands of farmers. The proposed activities include use of sensors and smart devices, inclusive knowledge management systems, mobile applications and systems, communication technologies, and many others in Benin, Mozambique, Tanzania, and 11 other countries.

Wehubit is implemented by the Belgian development agency, Enabel, together with its partner, the Belgian Investment Company for Developing countries (BIO), on behalf of the Belgian development cooperation.

Apply Now: Deadline is February 21, 2019. Click here for more information.

International Innovation Award for Sustainable Food and Agriculture

FAO and the Government of Switzerland are calling on individuals, private companies or institutions to submit a nomination for one of the following categories before February 28, 2019.

  • Award for Digitalization and Innovation for Sustainable Food Systems (USD 40 000) - Innovations that impact more than one level of supply chain and strengthen the link between farmers and consumers

  • Award for Innovations that empower youth in agriculture and food systems (USD 20 000) - Innovations that empower youth (under 35) in agriculture and food systems

Click here for more information and here for nomination form, terms and conditions.

Call for nominees for the 2019 Maize Youth Innovators Awards – Africa

Nominations are now open for the 2019 MAIZE Youth Innovators Awards – Africa! These awards are part of the efforts that the CGIAR Research Program on Maize (MAIZE) is undertaking to promote youth participation in maize-based agri-food systems. These awards recognize the contributions of young women and men below 35 years of age who are implementing innovations in African maize-based agri-food systems, including research for development, seed systems, agribusiness, and sustainable intensification. Applications should be submitted online through this form by March 15, 2019. Click here for more information and here to submit your application.