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This opportunity has been amended to (a) add the application package to Grants.gov and (b) clarify the closing date/time as January 31, 2013 at 2:00pm (Washington DC Time). All other terms and conditions of the RFA remain unchanged.
Modification to Previous
Funding Opportunity Number:
Sep 27, 2012
Jan 18, 2013
Original Closing Date for Applications:
Jan 31, 2013
Current Closing Date for Applications:
Jan 31, 2013
The close date and time is January 31, 2013 at 2:00pm (Washington DC Time).
Mar 02, 2013
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USAID Foreign Assistance for Programs Overseas
Cost Sharing or Matching Requirement:
Others (see text field entitled "Additional Information on Eligibility" for clarification)
Additional Information on Eligibility:
This program is authorized under Title XII of the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961, as amended. Applications may only be submitted by eligible U.S. colleges and universities as defined under Section 296(d) of Title XII of the Foreign Assistance Act, as amended. See SECTION III – ELIGIBILITY INFORMATION for more details.
Agency for International Development
Agricultural research investments figure prominently in the Feed the Future initiative, and these investments link agricultural productivity, climate change, nutrition, enabling policies, economic growth, poverty reduction and sustainable natural resources management. The Feed the Future Research Strategy emphasizes a new paradigm of sustainable intensification to catalyze agriculture-led economic growth. It focuses on environmentally sustainable productivity gains through ‘research for development’ activities that are purpose-driven and impact-oriented, and that operate in close coordination with deployment of research outputs through extension, education, evaluation and feedback at the individual country level. This includes the integration of natural science and social science research, such as policy analysis, to increase impacts for developing world farmers. This RFA focuses on climate resilience, nutrition, and policy objectives under the Research Strategy, and welcomes applications in the following specific Program Areas: Program Area No. Program Area1 High-Yielding, Climate-Resilient Legumes (two distinct opportunities: soy and other legumes)2 High-Yielding, Climate-Resilient Cereals 3 Increased Livestock Productivity through Climate Resilience and Disease Resistance (two distinct opportunities: vaccine development and breeding/genomics approaches) 4 Small-Scale Irrigation Technologies and Agricultural Water Management Practices5 Reduced Post-Harvest Losses and Food Waste6 Food Security Policy
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