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

German Federal Ministry of Education and Research — German-African Innovation Incentive Award

The Innovation Award will be presented to researchers in Africa and their German partners for proven outstanding collaborative research projects in the fields of environmental sciences, bioeconomy, resource management, and others. Project grants of a maximum €150 thousand are provided for a maximum period of 24 months. Applications may be submitted by universities, research institutions and as well as commercial companies. Project outlines have to be submitted by 15 January 2019. Find the call

European Commission — Sustainable Commercial Aquaculture in Uganda

The European Commission aims to support environmentally sustainable and climate-resilient aquaculture in Uganda. The project purpose is to improve food and nutrition security, increase income and improve livelihoods, promote an environmentally-sustainable development, focussing on smallholders and smallholders’ associations. Grants requested under this call for proposals must fall between €300 thousand and €700 thousand (depending on the focus of the proposed project). Eligibility extends to organizations established in the African Caribbean Pacific (ACP) Countries or the European Union. The deadline for submission of concept notes is 29 January 2019. About

Innovation Grant Facility — Opportunity for Pacific Agro-SMEs

The Innovation Grant Facility (IGF) provides funding to agro-based small & medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in seven Pacific Island States: Fiji, Kiribati, Marshall Islands, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga and Vanuatu. Projects should focus on “Leveraging the Development of Local Food Crops and Fisheries Value Chains for Improved Nutrition and Sustainable Food Systems in the Pacific Islands” and be executed by SMEs that aim to grow their business and contribute, directly or indirectly, to the sustainable development of the agriculture and fishery sectors. The maximum amount per grant award is €17 thousand. The call for applications will close on 31 January 2019. Find details

Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation — Sustainable Water Management

The SDC calls for proposals for projects on sustainable water management for a water-secure world by applying nature based solutions for water. The proposed projects under this call should focus on Latin America, Africa and the Balkans. Eligibility extends to businesses, non-profit organizations, and governments. Applicants may request between CHF 2.5 million and CHF 3.5 million for 3 years (1st phase, followed by a possible 2nd and 3rd phase). Applications are due by 21 January 2019. Find out more

Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation — Improved Water Quality in Sub-Saharan Africa

SDC supports projects that improve the overall health and environment of the target populations through sustainable management and monitoring of water-related pollution by industrial activities. The project should focus on a river basin and/or work along the supply chain of a multinational company or a specific industry sector across Sub-saharan Africa. Applicants may request between CHF 1.5 million and CHF 2 million for 3 years (1st phase, followed by a possible 2nd and 3rd phase). Eligibility extends to businesses, non-profit organizations, and governments. Applications have to be submitted by 21 January 2019. More

Swedish International Development Agency — Training on Healthy Livestock and Safe Food

Sida funds short-term training in selected development topics for participants from developing countries. Organizations in Burundi, Kenya, Rwanda, Zambia, Tanzania, and Uganda are invited to nominate candidates for the 12-months Training Programme ‘Healthy Livestock and Safe Food’. The overall objective of this programme is to reduce poverty and vulnerability among smallholder farmers. Candidates representing government organisations, private companies or NGOs at national, regional or local level are encouraged to apply. The training will take place in Sweden. Sida will cover costs related to all programme phases except personal expenses, visa fees or any local airport taxes and departure fees. The closing date for applications is 31 January 2019. More about the training program

EarthCorps — International Program 2019

EarthCorps invites applications from emerging environmental leaders around the world to participate in an environmental service program in the USA. Participants from the USA and other countries take part in field projects such as tree planting, trail construction, stream restoration, and removal of invasive plants. The international Program is a 6-month learning experience for non-U.S. citizens, which takes place in Seattle, Washington, USA. Applicants should be 18-28 years of age, with a university degree in an environmental field (or equivalent work experience), and speak conversational English. International participants receive a living stipend, health insurance, and accommodations with host families. However, each participant is responsible for her/his travel to Seattle, Washington. Priority consideration will be given to applications received by 07 January 2019. More about

European Commission — Sustainable Development in Mongolia

The European Commission aims to increase capacity and establish an enabling environment for Mongolian CSOs to address issues of poverty and inequality. One of the priorities under this call is promoting women’s economic and social rights (which may include agriculture) and to increase NGO capacities to empower the youth. Eligible actions include mainly capacity building, networking, advocacy and research activities. Grants requested under this call for proposals must fall between €500 thousand and €750 thousand. Eligibility extends to non-profit organizations registered in Mongolia or the European Union. The deadline for submission of concept notes is 29 January 2019. About

European Commission — Sustainable Development in China

The European Commission aims to increase capacity and establish an enabling environment for Chinese CSOs to address issues of poverty and inequality. One of the priorities under this call is to increase participation in climate change decisions and mitigating its adverse effects. Eligible actions include mainly capacity building, networking, advocacy and research activities. Grants requested under this call for proposals must fall between €750 thousand and €1.25 million. Eligibility extends to non-profit organizations registered in China or the European Union. The deadline for submission of concept notes is 29 January 2019. Find the call

European Commission — Sustainable Development in Thailand

The European Commission aims to increase capacity and establish an enabling environment for Thai CSOs to address issues of poverty and inequality. One of the priorities under this call is to increase participation in climate change and environmental policy making and implementation. Eligible actions include mainly capacity building, networking, advocacy and research activities. Grants requested under this call for proposals must fall between €500 thousand and €750 thousand. Eligibility extends to non-profit organizations registered in Thailand or the European Union. The deadline for submission of concept notes is 24 January 2019. Find the call