The United States Agency for International Development (USAID)’s Bureau for Food Security (BFS) under the management of the Office of Country Strategy and Implementation (CSI) is continuing USAID’s long-term support for the Farmer-to-Farmer (F2F) Program.
The F2F Program contributes to the four strategic themes in the USAID Agricultural Strategy, with focus on increasing agricultural productivity and smallholder participation in markets under four strategic themes:
- To expand trade opportunities and improve the trade capacity of producers and rural industries;
- To improve the social, economic, and environmental sustainability of agriculture;
- To mobilize science and technology and foster capacity for innovation; and
- To strengthen agricultural training and education, outreach, and adaptive research.
- Increase agricultural sector productivity and profitability;
- Improve conservation and sustainable use of environmental and natural resources;
- Expand agricultural sector access to financial services; and
- Strengthen agricultural sector institutions.
Award Ceiling: $64,000,000
Award Floor: $32,000,000
Eligible applicants must be either: a US Private Voluntary Organization (PVO) registered with USAID; a U.S. nonprofit farm organization; a US agricultural cooperative; a private U.S. agribusiness or agriculturally-related business or consulting firm; private organization (including grassroots organizations with an established and demonstrated capacity to carry out such a bilateral exchange program), private corporation, or a U.S. college, university or foundation maintained by a college or university.
Deadline: 12 February 2018