The Marketplace aims to benefit primarily smallholder producers. The objective of this initiative is to enhance agricultural innovation for development on the African continent through the establishment and strengthening of partnerships between African and Brazilian organizations.
The Marketplace focus on agricultural innovation thus potentially engaging the full range of actors involved in the generation of agricultural knowledge (research, academia, extension, private sector, NGOs, producers, policy makers.
This initiative lead to the generation of concrete and productive partnerships between agricultural research and development organizations in Africa and Brazil, initially through Embrapa, supporting smallholders. Ultimately, it will support the development of a mutually agreed framework for sustainable Africa-Brazil collaborations. The Marketplace will open a new source of expertise to Africa to identify and target pro-poor, smallholder-based projects utilizing Brazilian innovation research.
Dec 12th 2011 – Feb 29th 2012 – Call for pre-proposals
Mar 01st 2012 – Mar 12th 2012 – Pre-proposal evaluation and selection
Mar 12th 2012 – Mar 15th 2012 – Announcement and invitation of selected pre-proposals for submission of full proposals
Mar 15th 2012 – Apr 09th 2012 – Submission of full proposals
Apr 09th 2012 – Apr 16th 2012 – Full proposal evaluation and selection