REQUEST FOR INFORMATION - Securing Water for Food: A Grand Challenge for Development


On September 2, 2013 in Stockholm, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency Government (Sida), will launch Securing Water for Food: A Grand Challenge for Development. The Grand Challenges for Development (GCD) program is an innovation and acceleration initiative that began in 2011. Through GCDs, USAID and its partners are sourcing and accelerating the best science and technology-focused innovators, entrepreneurs, and businesses that have the potential to solve specific development challenges. Innovators can come from anywhere in the world. Implementation must take place in a developing or emerging country. Securing Water for Food is the fifth GCD launched over the past two years and focuses on the water/food nexus. Through this program, we are seeking innovations that will improve water efficiency along the food value chain (see diagram below), thus boosting food security and alleviating poverty. The United States Government, represented by the Agency for International Development (USAID) Office of Science and Technology (OST), and the Swedish government, represented by the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida), known henceforth as the Founding Partners, are seeking comments and/or questions from interested parties around the world to help us improve the attached program description in this Notice.

General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Deleted 10/05/2013 (Archived.)
Program Number
Federal Agency/Office
Agency: Agency for International Development
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
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Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Applicant Eligibility
Both individuals and organizations
What is the process for applying and being award this assistance?
Other Assistance Considerations
Formula and Matching Requirements
This program does not have cost sharing or matching requirements.
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Headquarters Office
Securing Water for Food: A Grand Challenge for Development
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