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Call for proposals on Catalyzing change for healthy and sustainable food systems (Between CA$300,000 and $1 million per project)

Call for Expressions of interest

Program(s)

Agriculture and Environment

Deadline

June 26, 2020 by 17:00 (EDT)

Topic(s)

DIET, NUTRITION, FOOD SECURITY, HEALTH

Duration

12–36 months

Funded by

IDRC

Region(s)

Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda

Contact

Budget

Between CA$300,000 and $1 million per project. Grants will be awarded subject to the availability of funds.

Status

Open

Type

Grant

Eligibility

This call is open to research organizations, think thanks, and organizations based in low and middle-income countries (LMICs) with a mission and mandate to inform public policy and other interventions by  generating robust, context-specific evidence.

Candidates must:

  • have legal corporate registration in an LMIC (not restricted to the five countries listed above);
  • be eligible to conduct research in any one of the five countries of focus; and
  • have independent legal status (or “legal personality”) and the ability to receive and administer foreign funds (capable of contracting in their own right and name) in their respective countries.

Scope

This call aims to support robust and innovative research that enhances understanding of which policies and interventions promote greater market competitiveness of nutritious and sustainable food and contribute to healthier and more sustainable food systems.

Applications are encouraged to address at least one of the following research themes:

  1. Public policies (driven by scientific evidence) that increase the affordability and accessibility of protective foods relative to unhealthy, ultra-processed foods.
  2. Enhanced rules, conditions, and dynamics of business environments that shift the behaviours of markets towards the production and consumption of affordable protective foods.
  3. Empowerment of consumers and civil society groups that generate greater local demand for affordable and sustainable protective foods and promote effective and accountable public policies.

More details

Interested in applying?

If you are eligible for this opportunity we welcome you to submit an application.

Apply now

https://www.idrc.ca/en/funding/catalyzing-change-healthy-and-sustainable-food-systems

Tony Orji

Dr. Tony Orji is the founder and owner of Success Tonics Blog. He is a Senior Lecturer at the Department of Economics, University of Nigeria, Nsukka.

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