Apricot and tomato grant opportunities with Horticulture Innovation Lab
How to improve market opportunities for farmers apricots in Central Asia and growing tomatoes in West Africa are the main objectives of two new research grant opportunities from the Horticulture Innovation Lab at UC Davis.
September 12 is the deadline for research proposals for these two projects, each with funding up to $300,000 over two years. U.S.-based researchers are invited to apply in partnership with international scientists and organizations. Teams led by U.S. university researchers will be given preference, but proposals led by U.S. researchers at nonprofit and for-profit organizations will also be considered.
USAID mission staff in Burkina Faso and in Tajikistan worked closely with the Horticulture Innovation Lab team at UC Davis to develop these two grant opportunities to meet local needs.
The research will provide evidence-based analysis to help smallholder farmers better connect with agricultural markets, through practices that address fruit quality, food safety, packaging, handling, processing, transportation, market analysis and other postharvest issues.
Read the announcement: http://bit.ly/29zu9lY
Browse the RFP documents for application details and directions: http://bit.ly/2a36zN3