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.

Tentative timeline

Date    Activity    Status
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.