Call for Comprehensive Project proposals

For Information Only - Deadline has passed

Comprehensive projects are three year projects, and can request up to $1,000,000 in funding. 

Horticulture CRSP is soliciting proposals for Comprehensive Projects in four specific systems: Postharvest, Seed, Sweetpotato, and African Indigenous Vegetables. The focus of this round of projects is to consider the entire system within these four topic areas while focusing greatest attention on bottlenecks within that system. Projects will be required to determine the baseline situation as related to the topic area within the region. Collaboration and support from local organizations including in-country governments, USAID Missions, NGOs and farmer organizations are an integral part of a successful proposal. Projects will be funded at $500,000 to $1 million for a period beginning October 1, 2011 and ending no later than July 31, 2014. Project proposals that are part of a multi -stage process will be considered , but future funding is not guaranteed.

Comprehensive projects must take place in one or more of the USAID Feed the Future Focus Countries. Regional or multi -country projects are encouraged. Strong justification must be provided for proposals that target a single country describing why a larger focus area is not feasible.

Based on review of current USAID Mission Feed the Future plans, the following countries have expressed particularly strong interest in a focus on horticulture: Bangladesh, Cambodia, Kenya, Liberia, Mozambique, Nicaragua, Rwanda, Tanzania, and Zambia.

Principal Investigators and at least one of their key focus country collaborators will be required to attend three Horticulture CRSP meetings during the project period. The first will be February 8-11, 2012 in Thailand, the second will be February to March 2013 in East Africa (budget for Nairobi), and the third will be February-March 2014 in Central America (budget for Honduras). The exact locations of the second and third meeting are subject to change, and PIs should budget accordingly to allow some flexibility.   


  • Applications due: July 15, 2011

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