AGRA/IFAD: Call for Solutions Private Sector-related Innovative Rural Development

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Swaziland – Rural Finance and Enterprise Development Programme

The Alliance for a Green Revolution (AGRA) is launching a Call for Rural Innovative Solutions in agriculture to invite the submission of write-ups for known existing solutions applicable to rural agriculture. In this call, AGRA is looking forward to receiving solutions that enable smallholder farmers to increase their production and incomes; and generate employment for youth and women. The focus would be on solutions generated or piloted by the private sector for up-scaling and adoption by smallholder farmers.

The shortlisted solutions will be documented, packaged into knowledge products and promoted at global showcasing events organized by AGRA, the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) and potentially taken up by other organizations for wider adoption across Africa and Asia and the Pacific regions. The selected solutions will be showcased on the Rural Solutions Portal (https://ruralsolutionsportal.org/en/home ), a web-based knowledge-sharing platform set up by IFAD that collects and shares rural development solutions for subsequent uptake by practitioners and end users in the field of agriculture and rural transformation.

The proposals should be submitted from 3 May to 15 June, 2019 by 23:59hrs (EAT) to the following address: agsolutions@agra.org. Please include in the subject line “SSTC Call for Solutions”. Kindly download and use the solution template for your submission. To see an example of the final product please visit the Rural Solutions Portal.

For questions, please contact: Jane Njuguna (JNjuguna@agra.org)  or Xinqing Lu (XLu@agra.org)

For thematic areas, criteria and more information, please see:

Call for Solutions Private Sector related Innovative Rural Development.