The Horticulture CRSP Trellis Fund - 2011

Horticulture CRSP Trellis Fund

Goal: The goal of the Horticulture CRSP Trellis Fund is to link horticultural graduate students in the U.S. to agricultural NGOs/universities/government agencies in developing countries, and enable these organizations to extend new ideas to 1,800 farmers worldwide.

Scope: Trellis Fund proposals can address:

  • horticultural production
  • pest management
  • postharvest
  • marketing issues
  • horticultural-related community development

Methodology: The developing world organization will identify a horticultural problem facing local farmers and the type of expertise they seek in a U.S. graduate student. The organization will create a project proposal and the Trellis Fund will match awarded organizations to a horticultural graduate student and fund their farmer outreach program.

Download request for proposals and budget template

·        Request for Proposals (pdf) (256 kb)

·        Budget Template (.xls) (31 kb)

Funding: The Trellis Fund will offer:

·        $2,000 contracts to the developing world organization to extend horticultural research to local farmers and horticultural stakeholders.

·        $1,500 fellowships to graduate students in horticulture and related programs for corresponding with the developing world organization via email. The graduate student will be encouraged to spend their fellowship on a trip to meet their counterparts and their clientele farmers to gain a better understanding of the on-the-ground situation.

Target Countries:

·        Africa: Uganda, Zambia, Rwanda, Kenya, Malawi, Ethiopia, Mozambique, Tanzania, Senegal, Ghana, Mali and Liberia

·        Central America/Caribbean: Guatemala, Nicaragua, Honduras and Haiti

·        Asia: Bangladesh, Tajikistan, Nepal and Cambodia

·        More Information: Proposals must be submitted to by March 4th 2011. For clarifications and questions