Call for Proposals
Closing date 15 February 2014
1 Background information
CTA is a joint international institution of the African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) Group of States and the European Union (EU). Its mission is to advance food and nutrition security, increase prosperity and encourage sound natural resource management in ACP countries. It facilitates access to information and knowledge; supports evidence-based, multi-stakeholder development of agricultural policies and strategies; promotes inclusive value chain development and use of ICTs; and strengthens the capacities of agricultural and rural development institutions and communities.
2 GRANT OBJECTIVE
Smallholder production systems in ACP countries are performing far below the levels required to sustain livelihoods, reduce poverty and contribute to the attainment of food and nutrition security and ecological sustainability. Research results and technologies that have been developed in universities and research institutes are said to “remain on the shelf”. Farmer “innovations” are sometimes ignored and…
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