John Ogonowski and Doug Bereuter Farmer-to-Farmer (F2F) Program

Funding Agency:
US Agency for International Development

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) is seeking applications for cooperative agreements from qualified entities to implement the John Ogonowski and Doug Bereuter Farmer-to-Farmer Program. Eligibility for these awards are restricted to applicants who are classified as: a US Private Voluntary Organization (PVO); a U.S. nonprofit agricultural organization; a US agricultural cooperative; a private U.S. agribusiness or agriculturally-related business or consulting firm; private organization (including grassroots organizations with an established and demonstrated capacity to carry out such a bilateral exchange program), private corporation; or a college, university or foundation maintained by a college or university.

The primary goal of F2F is to generate sustainable, broad-based economic growth in the agricultural sector. A secondary goal is to increase the American public’s understanding of international development issues and programs and international understanding of the U.S. and U.S. development programs. F2F objectives are to:

1) increase agricultural sector productivity and profitability;

2) improve conservation and sustainable use of environmental and natural resources;

3) expand sector access to financial services; and

4) strengthen agricultural sector institutions.

F2F activities are varied and conform to local country needs and strategic objectives. Activities are inclusive and fully demand-driven, responding to requests and needs of local hosts. F2F country project areas align with or support USAID Mission Strategies and objectives or those of other USG programs.

Closing Date: April 20, 2023

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Eligibility Requirements

Eligible applicants must be either: a US Private Voluntary Organization (PVO); a U.S. nonprofit agricultural organization; a US agricultural cooperative; a private U.S. agribusiness or agriculturally-related business or consulting firm; private organization (including grassroots organizations with an established and demonstrated capacity to carry out such a bilateral exchange program), private corporation; or a college, university or foundation maintained by a college or university. Moreover, applicants must have within the past five (5) years a minimum of two (2) years’ experience in planning, managing, monitoring, and reporting on international agricultural development programs. For profit businesses must waive profits and/or fees to be eligible to submit a Concept Note. USAID strongly encourages applications from new US partners.

Amount Description

USAID intends to award between seven (7) and nine (9) Leader with Associate (LWA) Cooperative Agreement(s) pursuant to this notice of funding opportunity. Subject to funding availability and at the discretion of the Agency, USAID intends to provide $65 million (LWA ceiling) in total USAID funding over a five (5) year period.

Funding Type

Grant

Eligibility

Faculty

Category

Environmental & Life Sciences
International Opportunities
Social Sciences

External Deadline

April 20, 2023