CGIAR awarding 100K in Rapid Response Grants to digital innovations tackling COVID-19 impacts

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In response to the unfolding food security issues brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic, CGIAR’s Platform for Big Data in Agriculture has made funding available for agile, big-data enabled projects working to tackle food system challenges.

The Inspire Challenge Rapid Response Grants, totaling up to 100,000 USD, are available to current or previous Inspire Challenge winners—groundbreaking innovations that use big data approaches to solve agricultural development challenges across the globe.

The Rapid Response funds will be awarded on a rolling basis to Inspire projects that bring forth a new or adapted approach to solving food security issues related to the novel coronavirus pandemic. Individual awards can be for any amount between 10,000 and 50,000 USD.

Read the full press release.

Photo: C. De Bode / CGIAR. Sita Kumari (right), farmer, uses mobile phone apps to enhance her yields and get access to market and labor.

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