Contest of Successful cases on innovation for family agriculture 2012
The Regional Fund for Agricultural Technology (FONTAGRO), jointly with its two sponsors the Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture (IICA) and the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), announces the Contest of Successful Cases on Innovation for Family Agriculture 2012. The purpose of this contest is to document successful experiences and lessons learned, and contribute to a better understanding of the innovation process in family agriculture in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC). This call for proposals has funds available from FONTAGRO and IICA, which could be complemented with resources from other international agencies with similar mission as that of the Fund. This initiative was approved by FONTAGRO’s Board of Directors (BOD) to contribute to systematize successful experiences with innovators in the agricultural value chains, and to disseminate these cases widely within and beyond the LAC Region. By disseminating the lessons learned and their success factors, FONTAGRO hopes to raise awareness about the importance to invest in agricultural innovation. These cases will also be utilized in capacity building activities on agricultural innovation.
To document successful initiatives on agricultural innovation with small farmers and other actors in the agricultural value chain in LAC, and to disseminate these cases regionally and globally.
The profiles can be submitted by:
A research or development organization working in LAC that has developed experiences in the region, regardless of the source of funding.
Small farmers’ organizations, and/or private business companies working jointly with small farmers.
The following categories will be awarded:
Associations of producers, processors and/or traders, and Non Governmental Organizations (NGO’s);
National agricultural research organizations and/or development organizations, universities
International organizations that produce technologies and knowledge of use by small farmers, and private firms that work with small farmers and/or processors.
Allocation of resources
Three special prizes will be awarded, one for each eligible category, which includes:
Cash prize of US$5,000 for the researchers, producers, processors, or NGOs.
US$10,000 to purchase equipment for the winning associations/organizations or for the community benefiting from the project.
A trip to Washington, DC (includes accommodations, round trip economy class and US$300 for meals and incidentals) to present the case.
FONTAGRO will acknowledge the best 12 cases and five copies of the final publication will be awarded.
Documents of reference
- Terms of Reference Contest 2012
- Form for the Preparation of Case Profile (Word Document)
Spanish or English
|Anuncio de la Convocatoria||03 May 2012||-|
|Recepción de perfiles||03 May 2012 / 16 Jul 2012||Cerrada|
|Revisión de criterios formales de perfiles||16 Jul 2012 / 16 Jul 2012||Cerrada|
|Evaluación criterios técnicos de perfiles por especialistas externos al Fondo||16 Jul 2012 / 27 Jul 2012||Cerrada|
|Invitación a enviar propuestas formales||27 Jul 2012 / 27 Jul 2012||Cerrada|
|Recepción de propuestas formales||14 Sep 2012 / 14 Sep 2012||Cerrada|
|Evaluación de las propuestas formales por especialistas externos al Fondo||14 Sep 2012 / 07 Oct 2012||Cerrada|
|Aprobación de propuestas por el CD del Fondo||15 Oct 2012 / 15 Nov 2012||Cerrada|