Dr. LaKisha Odom
This opportunity is closed. Applications are currently in review.
Application Deadline: November 3, 2021 at 5 pm EDT
Project Duration: 12 months
Award Amount: Up to $300,000 (up to three awards may be granted)
Anticipated Award Date: Early 2022
Climate change is likely to cause considerable declines in crop yields, with the most detrimental losses affecting smallholder farmers in developing countries.
Climate-smart agriculture is a farming approach that increases agricultural productivity, adapts crops and livestock to grow in changing climates and mitigates greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. A variety of climate-smart agriculture farming practices and technologies exist; however, adoption of these practices among smallholder farmers is low, particularly in developing countries.
Barriers to smallholder adoption of climate-smart agriculture include poor access, limited knowledge, inability to take risks, weak financing mechanisms and lack of rapidly attractive value propositions.
National policies and regulations, like subsidies and public incentives for technology uptake, can increase use of critical climate-smart agriculture practices. Yet, there is currently poor coordination between climate-smart agriculture policies and public institutions, and lack of knowledge about what incentives can help change farmer behavior domestically and abroad.
The Foundation for Food & Agriculture Research (FFAR) and Syngenta Foundation for Sustainable Agriculture invite institutions to submit a written proposal to provide analyses that increase understanding of the climate-smart agriculture policy ecosystem and implementation across India, Kenya and Bangladesh. This request seeks information on key climate-smart agriculture trends and country-specific case studies on incentive mechanisms and their effectiveness in these countries.
In keeping with FFAR’s goals to reach a broad range of institutions and individuals who participate in its programs, higher education institutions and individuals from diverse backgrounds, including minority groups that are underrepresented in research as well as international organizations and developing country institutions are strongly encouraged to apply for this program.
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