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POST-HARVEST INITIATIVE (PHI): SECOND CALL FOR RESEARCH FUNDING PROPOSALS

On 5th February 2020, the FPEF issued a second call for funding proposals to its partner industry associations under the current PHI-4 Programme funding phase. The ‘call for proposals’ was initiated due to residual funds after allocations were made to industries that committed to co-funding a video-based monitoring and inspection training module for phytosanitary mitigation. The video-based monitoring and inspection training module is designed to address a current and urgent market retention need in the industry while tailored according to individual industries’ requirements.

 

All PHI industry partners were invited to submit funding proposals that fall within the broader postharvest scope of the Programme. The scope of the total funding available for the call is R382 000, which will be co-funded by PHI and industry on a 50/50 basis (i.e. R191 000 from PHI and R191 000 from industry). All proposals must be endorsed for co-funding by the relevant industry partner, before submission to the FPEF. Funding proposals with an HDI training development component will receive preferential consideration.

 

The closing date for industry-endorsed funding proposals is 13 March 2020 and must be emailed to Ms J Davids at junette@fpef.co.za. Please contact Ms Davids if you require further information regarding the call for proposals.