Funding: Market-Driven Research On Apricots And On Tomatoes How to improve market opportunities for farmers growing tomatoes in West Africa and apricots in Central Asia are the main objectives of two new research grant opportunities from the Horticulture Innovation Lab. Read this whole announcement: http://bit.ly/29nhZ0S
September 12 is the deadline for research proposals for these two projects, each with funding up to $300,000 over two years. U.S.-based researchers are invited to apply in partnership with international scientists and organizations. Teams led by U.S. university researchers will be given preference, but proposals from researchers at nonprofit and for-profit organizations will also be considered.
These two grant opportunities were developed by the Horticulture Innovation Lab team in close partnership with staff at USAID mission offices in Tajikistan and Burkina Faso.
The research will provide evidence-based analysis to help smallholder farmers better connect with agricultural markets, through practices that address fruit quality, food safety, packaging, handling, processing, transportation, market analysis and other postharvest issues.