The Terra Viva Grants Directory develops and manages information about grants for agriculture, energy, environment, and natural resources in the world's developing countries.

ASEAN Foundation — FutureReady ASEAN Competition

Future Ready ASEAN is an online platform with learning tracks to foster digital skills, in particular computer science. The FutureReady ASEAN Competition invites ASEAN youth to develop a blog site on a pressing challenge in the ASEAN region across one of the four following sub-themes: Agriculture, Biodiversity, Climate Change, Water. The competition is open to all ASEAN youth aged 15 to 35. The finalists will be invited to present their blog at a final event in Bangkok, Thailand (28-29 November 2019). The winner receives US$2 thousand. Submissions close on 13 October 2019. About

European Union — Support for Entrepreneurs in the MENA Region

The Next Society launches its 3rd call for applications to join the Start-up Booster Track, a program that offers tailor-made support to Mediterranean startups. Participants will learn how to raise fund through workshops and training. The track is open for innovative early-stage startups with products or services in the following areas: Tech & Software, Food, Environment, Energy, Health, Social & Culture. Start-ups need to be established in Algeria, Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Morocco, Palestine, or Tunisia to be eligible. The deadline for applications is 15 October 2019. About The Next Society

United States Agency for International Development — Combatting Wildlife Crime in Uganda

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) seeks applications from qualified entities to reduce threats to biodiversity resulting from the illegal wildlife trade in Uganda. Project proposals under this call should include activities in inter-agency cooperation, law enforcement capacity building, and information sharing for better implementation of anti-wildlife crime approaches. USAID intends to provide up to US$4 million, to be allocated over the five-year period. Eligibility for this call is not restricted. Any U.S. or non-U.S. organizations, non-profit, or for-profit entity is eligible to apply. The closing date for applications is 21 October 2019. More here

International Fund for Agricultural Development — Meat Value Chains for Women and Youth in Africa

The International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) seeks proposals for grants to  implement inclusive red meat value chains for women and youth farmers in Eastern and Southern Africa. The IFAD will support livestock development in the targeted countries Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia, and Zimbabwe. The grant amount under this call is up to US$2 million. The applicant must ensure a minimum counterpart contribution of 50%. Deadline for the submission of applications is 30 October 2019. More

Euromena Consulting — Awards for Sub-Saharan Africa Startups

Euromena Consulting invites applications for the 3rd Euromena Awards – Sub-Saharan Africa Edition. The awards are intended for companies or innovative projects with social, economic, environmental and/or societal impact. To be eligible, the startup must be based in a sub-saharan country. The three winners will receive 6 months of customized business consulting (coaching, mentorship, and advisory services), plus financial rewards – 1st place €5 thousand; 2nd place €3 thousand; 3rd place €2 thousand. Applications are invited until the end of October. Award details

Land Matrix Initiative — Data Collection on LSLAs in Ghana

The Land Matrix Initiative is an online open access platform about large-scale land acquisitions in low- and middle-income countries. Land Matrix seeks a land-based organisation in Ghana to assist with data collection and verification on large-scale land acquisitions. The maximum amount financed is US$ 6,300. Application closing date is 31 October 2019. More

German Academic Exchange Service — Masters and Doctoral Studies in Poverty, Land & Agrarian Studies

The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) offers scholarships for Masters and Doctoral Studies in Poverty, Land & Agrarian Studies at the Institute for Poverty, Land & Agrarian Studies (PLAAS), University of the Western Cape (UWC). The scholarship covers tuition fees, travel, and a monthly living allowance. The scholarship is aimed at young candidates, mid-career professionals, researchers and university staff from Africa. The application process contains two steps with two separate application deadlines. The PLAAS application deadline (first step) is 31 October 2019. Learn more

European Commission — Sustainable and Organic Food Systems

The ERA-NET SUSFOOD2 and CORE Organic Cofunds (SF/CO) launches a joint call for transnational research project proposals on sustainable and organic food systems. The call aims to reinforce research cooperation between EU members and associated states to develop more sustainable food systems from production to consumption. The maximum budget is €1.5 million per research proposal. The call is open to research consortia comprised of a minimum of 3 independent legal entities from a minimum of 3 different SF/CO partner countries. A full list of eligible countries from the EU, Eastern Europe, and the MENA region is provided in the call document. The Joint Call follows a 2-step procedure. Closing date for submission of pre-proposals is 04 November 2019. Find the call

European Commission — Carbon Farming in Timor-Leste

The European Commission seeks to reduce carbon emissions resulting from deforestation and poor agricultural practices. The objective of this call is to improve the climate resilience of subsistence farmers in Timor-Leste through the application of rural climate smart practices and reforestation in targeted rural areas. The grants requested under this call can be up to €2.7 million. Eligibility extends to non-profit organizations in a Member State of the European Union or Timor-Leste. Please be aware that lead applicants from the EU must have a local co-applicant. The deadline for submission of concept notes is 12 November 2019. Information

South Asian Network for Development and Environmental Economics — Research on Forest Restoration in South Asia

SANDEE invites concept notes for research projects in the area of environmental and resource economics relating to the development of South Asia and the Hindu Kush-Himalayan Region. SANDEE has particular interest in research proposals on forest restoration. Grants will range between US$20 thousand and US$30 thousand. Larger grants for multidisciplinary teams and transboundary issues are possible. Researchers (including early-career) from South Asia and the HKH employed by a university, research institute, a government agency or a nonprofit organizations are eligible. Applications have to be submitted by 30 November 2019. Find the call