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Supporting agricultural research, innovation and pro-poor technologies

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IFAD grants support research, innovation, institutional change and pro-poor technologies. They are closely linked to our country programmes and often support connections between different initiatives in a country.

Grant recipients include research organizations, centres of excellence involved in rural poverty reduction, NGOs, governments, and private sector and civil society organizations.

We extend two types of grants, depending on the nature of the innovation and the scope of intervention: global or regional grants, and country-specific grants.

  • Global and regional grants fund innovative responses to rural and agricultural challenges being faced by several partner countries. These grants are driven by thematic and regional corporate-level strategic priorities for partnership, research, policy engagement and capacity-building.
  • Grants for activities implemented in specific countries focus mainly on strengthening institutional, implementation and policy capacities and on innovating in thematic areas. Country-specific grants also pilot new technologies, approaches and methodologies that can subsequently be scaled up through IFAD’s country programmes and by other stakeholders.

The aim of grant financing is to:

  • promote innovative, pro-poor approaches and technologies that have the potential to be scaled up for greater impact
  • strengthen partners’ institutional and policy capacities
  • enhance advocacy and policy engagement
  • generate and share knowledge for development impact.

Call for proposals

Call for proposals: Small Fish Grant

November 2019 - NEWS
This call for proposals is to select a recipient or consortium of recipients to receive a three-year IFAD grant financing to implement the project: Promoting sustainable technologies and marketing strategies to increase incomes and reduce food losses in small fish systems for a total amount of up to US$2.5 million.

Call for proposals: Grant to implement inclusive red meat value chains for women and youth farmers in Eastern and Southern Africa

September 2019 - NEWS
This call for proposals is to select a recipient or consortium of recipients to receive a three-year IFAD grant financing to implement the project: Inclusive red meat value chains for women and youth farmers in Eastern and Southern Africa for a total amount of up to US$2 million. 

Call for proposals: Grant to strengthen the supply of improved seeds and improved PPP in Central Africa (SISCA)

August 2019 - NEWS

This is a Call for Proposals to identify the recipient of a three-year grant financed by IFAD for a total amount of up to US$3 million.

Related documents

IFAD Grant Forms

Type: Financial document

IFAD Policy for Grant Financing

Type: Policies and Strategies, Policy

Policy for Grant Financing: Implementing Procedures

Type: Procedure, Policies and Strategies, Policy