2008 Global Development Marketplace Competition (DM2008)

The competition’s focus is Sustainable Agriculture for Development. This was brought to our attention by PSD Blog.

Here is the information provided on the competition’s website:

Applications are accepted through March 21, 2008 and will undergo rigorous review by more than 200 development experts. About 100 finalists will be announced in June and will be invited to World Bank headquarters in Washington, DC in late September to vie for grants in person at the DM2008 Marketplace event.

This competition offers a unique opportunity to turn your innovative idea for sustainable agriculture in developing countries into reality. If selected, your idea could receive up to US$200,000 in grant funding for implementation over two years.

Key Dates:

March 21, 2008: Deadline for all proposals

June 23, 2008: Finalists announced

July 28, 2008: Finalists’ proposals due

September 24-25, 2008: Marketplace & Knowledge Exchange

The proposals must address one of three sub-themes, which are after the jump.

1. Linking Small-Scale Farmers to Input-Output Market

2. Improving Land Access and Tenure for the Poor
3. Promoting the Environmental Services of Agriculture in Addressing Climate Change and Biodiversity Conservation

Details for all three can be found here.


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