Grants for Farming Systems from Partnership for Research and Innovation in the Mediterranean Area
The Partnership for Research and Innovation in the Mediterranean Area (PRIMA) launches a new call for proposals for farming systems in the Mediterranean. Projects should aim to increase the environmental and socio-economic performance of small-scale farming systems through improvements in organizational aspects and new value chain governance models. Projects can request up to €4.1 million for 36 months. Companies/enterprises, non-profit organizations, NGOs, public research organizations, and universities from the following non-EU countries are eligible: Israel, Tunisia, Turkey, Algeria, Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon and Morocco. The deadline for pre-proposals is 02 April 2024.
This call for proposals aims to address the challenges of dry-farming in arid Mediterranean areas by integrating traditional and modern hydro-technologies to create sustainable and resilient agricultural systems. The focus is on systems that prioritize the use of saline-resistant and drought-resistant species or underutilized species with minimal water requirements, adapted to seasonal rainfall variations, and tolerant to solar radiation and elevated temperatures, including halophytes, cacti, and similar plants. Proposals should prioritize evaluating the impact on soil health and the circular economy of water resources, alongside broader environmental assessments.
The proposal must be created by the Project Coordinator and consists of two main parts: Part I: the administrative & financial data (to be filled directly on the ESS, and uploaded as well using Part I template), and Part II: the scientific document (Part II), which is the description of the planned project. The project budget breakdown (excel table) is needed only during the Second Stage. All templates are available on http://prima-med.org/. Proposals, all Annexes, and any additional documents must be written in English, in a legible font. Further guidance on the use of fonts, margins and other page formatting will be included in the preproposal and full proposal templates available on the PRIMA website.