New research proposals selected by the Cultivate Africa’s Future fund

New research proposals selected by the Cultivate Africa’s Future fund

IDRC’s Dominique Charron and Simon Carter,
ACIAR’s Nick Austin, and AIFSRC’s Mellissa Wood
at the IDRC/ACIAR offices in Nairobi

October 2014. The Governance Committee of the Cultivate Africa’s Future (CultiAF) fund has chosen six projects from its September 2013 call for proposals. Previously, eleven applications out of 171 submissions developed full proposals.

The six proposals focus on post-harvest management and productivity with nutritional outcomes and cover five Eastern and Southern African countries: Kenya, Malawi, Uganda, Zambia, and Zimbabwe.

CultiAF is a 4-year, $15 million research partnership between IDRC and the Australian International Food Security Research Centre (AIFSRC) of the Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research (ACIAR). CultiAf is designed to combat hunger in sub-Saharan Africa by harnessing the potential for innovation among the region’s smallholder farmers, the majority of whom are women.

Selected proposals and an analysis of the call for proposals will be announced on the websites of IDRC, AIFSRC and ACIAR by the end of September 2014. The projects are expected to start in October 2014.

Learn more about the Cultivate Africa’s Future (CultiAf) fund
Learn more about the Australian International Food Security Research Centre (AIFSRC) of theAustralian Centre for International Agricultural Research (ACIAR)

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