Innovation Lab for Food Systems for Nutrition


Funding Opportunity ID:331290
Opportunity Number:7200AA21RFA00007
Opportunity Title:Innovation Lab for Food Systems for Nutrition
Opportunity Category:Earmark
Opportunity Category Explanation:
Funding Instrument Type:Cooperative Agreement
Category of Funding Activity:Food and Nutrition
Category Explanation:
CFDA Number(s):98.001
Eligible Applicants:Others (see text field entitled “Additional Information on Eligibility” for clarification)
Additional Information on Eligibility:Eligibility for this opportunity is restricted to U.S. colleges and universities as defined under Section 296(d) of Title XII of the Foreign Assistance Act (FAA).
Agency Code:USAID
Agency Name:Agency for International Development
Posted Date:Feb 02, 2021
Close Date:Mar 08, 2021
Last Updated Date:Feb 02, 2021
Award Ceiling:$39,900,000
Award Floor:$25,000,000
Estimated Total Program Funding:$39,900,000
Expected Number of Awards:1
Description:The Food System Innovation Lab will design, lead and implement a program of nutrition-sensitive food system research and capacity building aimed at addressing the opportunities and challenges, and will additionally serve as a resource to RFS, missions and their partners confronting on the role of food systems in inclusive economic growth, nutrition, food safety, and a nutrition-sensitive approaches, gender-sensitive and youth inclusive development, and resilience. The Food System for Nutrition Innovation Lab is broadly expected to help implement and communicate impact pathways from nutrition sensitive food systems research to development outcomes through partnerships with USAID mission-supported value chain programs, national partners, private companies and associations, community-based organizations and other donors and their programs. The Innovation Lab will deliver on this vision by a) strengthening the capacities of select country and regional research institutions to undertake research that is relevant and sound, to communicate findings in ways that are more likely to influence government partners, policy makers, and practitioners, while b) implementing an integrated country, regional and global research agenda.

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