FUNDING OPPORTUNITY: Sustainable Agriculture for Development

Posted on 30 January 2008. Filed under: Agriculture and Rural Development, Announcements, Funding | Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

The 2008 Global Development Marketplace competition (DM2008) seeks proposals on the theme of Sustainable Agriculture for Development. This could be an opportunity for disabled farmers or Disabled People Organizations (DPOs) with innovative ideas to receive funding support for their project proposals.

Applications for funding grants are being accepted through March 21, 2008. More than 200 development experts will review the applications and choose 100 finalists. These finalists will be announced in June and invited to World Bank headquarters in Washington, DC in late September. These finalists will then compete for grants in person at the (DM2008 Marketplace event. If your idea is chosen, it could receive up to US$200,000 in grant funding for projects lasting as long as two years.

Civil society groups, social entrepreneurs, private foundations, government agencies, academica, and the private sector are all welcome to submit proposals. Proposals must address one of the three sub-themes for the competition:

  1. Linking Small-Scale Farmers to Input-Output Markets: How can small-scale farmers, with or without disabilities, become better connected to the buyers who want to buy their agricultural products?
  2. Improving Land Access and Tenure for the Poor: How can poor people, especially women, gain better access to land so they can use it productively?

    Do people with disabilities in your country face extra barriers in buying, inheriting, keeping, or using land for agriculture? If so, then perhaps this could be an opportunity to propose an idea for a project that could help remove these barriers. If you decide to pursue this idea, bear in mind that the DM2008 is not targeted at disability issues. You may need to tailor your ideas to match DM2008 criteria. You may also wish to document the problem for the DM2008 development experts so they will better understand the need to address it. (What are the barriers? How many disabled farmers are affected? How are they affected? What are the relevant laws and policies in your country? etc.)

  3. Promoting the Environmental Services of Agriculture in Addressing Climate Change and Biodiversity Conservation: How can agriculture be done in a way to minimize harm to the environment?

For more information about Developmentment Marketplace 2008, eligibility criteria, and how you can apply, follow the link to:

http://go.worldbank.org/S2S4W2XKB0

Proposals must be submitted in English. However, guidelines and step-by-step instructions are available in English, Arabic, Portuguese, Chinese, Russian, and Spanish. French translations are forthcoming. At: http://go.worldbank.org/KULBILXEK0

Applications will need to be submitted on-line at http://applytodm.org/default.html. However, people who are unable to use the on-line application form can contact the DM2008 organizers at dminfo@worldbank.org.



We Can Do gathered the information for this blog post from the World Bank’s Development Marketplace 2008 web site. Any inquiries about this competition should be directed to the DM2008 organizers: please follow the links provided above for more detail.



Find a few more possible funding sources for your DPO’s innovative project ideas. Be aware that funders usually do not have enough funding available for everyone who applies. Also, each funding source will have its own strict criteria for the kinds of projects they support: always read instructions carefully or contact the funding source (NOT We Can Do) with your questions.

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8 Responses to “FUNDING OPPORTUNITY: Sustainable Agriculture for Development”

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This may certainly help to the Disabled community who are deprived by agricultural activities for their livelihood and limited market for their agricultural product.

Organic Agriculture mitigates climate change because it reduces greenhouse gases, especially nitrous oxide, as no chemical nitrogen fertilizers are used. It stores carbon in soil and plant biomass by building organic matter, encouraging agro-forestry and forbidding the clearance of primary ecosystems.
Organic Agriculture even helps farmers adapt to climate change because it prevents nutrient and water loss through high organic matter content and soil covers, thus making soils more resilient to floods, droughts and land degradation processes. Energy production could be sustainable in combination with Organic Agriculture, through rotation with food crops, fitting the recycling system of natural waste and aiming and contributing to self-sufficiency and access to food and energy.
This may certainly help who are involving in this field.

Respected Sir,

My Name is Nayan ranjan dalai from orissa,INDIA
I want to do some thing.
I need your help, I lost
my right leg in an Accident,
But I am not mentaly
Disable
I can do something in my
life
PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE
HELP ME

AM A STUDENT IN KYAMBOGO UNIVERSITY LOCATED IN UGANDA THE EASTERN ARM OF AFRICAN, I HAVE A DESIRE OF CHANGING THE LIVES OF PEOPLE ESPECIALLY THOSE IN RURAL AREAS IN PARTICULARLY THE PEOPLE IN MY HOME DISTRICT OF MANAFWA BY USING THE ONLY RESOURCE CALLED LAND AND I GREATLY BELIEVE IF YOU SUPPORT MY IDEA I WILL BE GRATEFUL GOD BLESS YOURS SEPPY MUROMBO WANZUSI.

Dear Sir/ Madam

We are a recently registered Co-operative called Bohlwa Agricultural Co-operative Limited, based in the Free State in South Africa,we have recently acquired a farm, that is rented to the co-operative,to buy the owner has agreed to sell us the farm,when productions and harvest are done

The members have contributed to buy a 3rd hand tractor, and the owner of the farm,has agreed to also rent out his planting machinery

We have also applied for grunts and funding through our agriculture department but unfortunately the funds for the 2012/2013 financial year have been exhausted

What we need from,your company is a fund for seeds,it maybe be any seed that are available

You can further more contact us on 27720208367 or reply on this email, or if you require any further more information

Your respond will be highly appreciated

Yours faithfully
Mr T.C Mosia

I am grateful of the information on your website about your concern in aiding people for development.My name is Munyaradzi from Zimbabwe,I would like to venture in the Potato crop project,and I have enough land for the project.I am a Horticulturalist by profession with 6 years managerial work in the field.I would need your help in carrying out this project.

Dear Sir,
My name is Ibrahim Bekay I am a Sierra Leonean seeking refuge in Guinea.
I want to return home and embark in agriculture which has being deserted by
the strong and young men of our community. After the 11 years civil war, those
who returned are only intrested in deforestation for chacoal burning. The
community is hungry and poor because they don’t know how to apply a profitable
farming system or lack the means.
I want to introduce livestock raising, oxen plough and cash crop farming amongst
others which are very much lacking in our community or our people are not just
intrested in these options. The land is applicable and fertile so help is needed
Thanks.

Ibrahim

to save environment and at the same time least investment by farmer even in climatic changes’ we are practicing for long time pls visit ; india’s century old traditional agriculture in youtube


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