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INNOVATE – Adoption of Agricultural Innovations through Non-Traditional Financial Services, is a three-year initiative implemented by MEDA and funded by the International Development Research Centre (IDRC). INNOVATE will assess the potential of non-traditional finance to enable large scale adoption of agricultural innovations among women and men smallholder farmers in South Asia, South America and East Africa. 

To achieve the objective of the project, an open and competitive Call for Proposals will be launched to identify, pilot and analyze ground-breaking initiatives in which Non-Traditional Finance is being or can be used to foster the adoption of agricultural innovations by women and men smallholder farmers in the target regions. The research and learnings produced from the Call will contribute to developing policy and programming recommendations for local stakeholders and inform policymakers and donors at national and global levels. 


The INNOVATE Call for Proposals is now closed. Thank you to all the applicants who submitted a proposal. Over the next few weeks, our evaluation committee will review and evaluate the proposals and recommend which proposals to shortlist. We anticipate to announce the final award decisions early November.

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