Reducing food loss in developing country value chains through food system innovation
Food Loss Stage 1 Assessment
Call for concept ideas has now closed.
ACIAR, in partnership with Canada's International Development Research Centre (IDRC), is looking for new concept ideas to address the challenge of reducing food loss in developing country value chains. The program is investing $3million for up to four projects and is part of ACIAR's strategic agricultural research that will have a potential breakthrough / transformative impact on food security into the foreseeable future.
|August||Call for new concept ideas open||Complete|
|August||Application portal closed||Complete|
|September||Assessment team shortlist projects||120 applications received, 99 were deemed eligible and are being assessed by the team|
|October||Successful applicants notified||Team finalising the shortlist, final decision still pending|
|October||Unsuccessful applicants notified (feedback provided upon request)||List of finalists confirmed, email notification of successful and unsuccessful applicants in early November|
|November||Announcement of successful projects|
Selection process outline
Following the application deadline, an assessment team will assess the submissions against the eligibility criteria and rank against the selection criteria. The teams with successful submissions will be notified and given time to develop a full project proposal. Ideally, projects will commence work late in the 2020-21 or early 2021-22 financial year.
In partnership with Canada's IDRC.