This Request for Proposals (RFP) calls for innovative research proposals (Concept Notes) in the Peanut Innovation Lab Area of Inquiry on peanut varietal development. The effective and efficient development of improved varieties is key to increased production in peanut. A primary focus of the Peanut Innovation Lab is to partner with national peanut breeding programs to enhance their capabilities to breed for new peanut varieties that meet the requirements of their respective programs. This will be accomplished by linking US and host country breeding programs to apply the most effective tools, including those of genomics, phenotyping and information management, towards the development and dissemination of improved varieties. Concept notes will be accepted through April 20, 2018 at 11:59pm Eastern Daylight Time (UTC -4).
This Request for Proposals (RFP) calls for innovative research proposals (Concept Notes) in the Peanut Innovation Lab Area of Inquiry on peanut value-added gains. Peanuts are an integral part of farming and market systems, and integrating research into a value chain perspective can inform targeting of the research and increase the likelihood for adoption and impact. Focus research areas in the RFP include addressing private sector demand, bottlenecks in innovation adoption and scale-up, crop management practices, use of peanut as animal feed, improved post-harvest quality and reduced losses, and increasing resilience. Concept notes will be accepted through April 20, 2018 at 11:59pm Eastern Daylight Time (UTC -4).
The Center of Excellence on Sustainable Agricultural Intensification and Nutrition (CE SAIN) draws on the expertise of RUA faculty, staff and other collaborators through competitively-funded projects, which will address research and capacity building priorities of Cambodia. Research grant proposals will be accepted through April 29, 2018 at 11:59pm (UTC+7:00).