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2016 Seed Facilitation Fund Call for Proposals

The Bauta Family Initiative on Canadian Seed Security is issuing another call for proposals for its Seed Facilitation Fund. Organizations, farms, and seed producers are welcome apply for grants of up to $6,000.  

The deadline for applications is November 15, 2015.

See the Bauta Initiative web site for details and application forms:  www.seedsecurity.ca

From the Bauta Initiative web site:

 

Goal and Objectives

The goal of the Seed Facilitation Fund is to help build a diverse and resilient seed system by strengthening the capacity of ecological vegetable seed and field crop producers. The Fund provides financial support to organizations and individuals who share the values and goals of our program, and who are working to advance the following objectives:

  • To increase the quality, quantity and diversity of ecologically grown Canadian seed
  • To promote public access to seed
  • To facilitate collaboration among individuals and organizations committed to advancing an ecological and diverse seed system in Canada
  • To respect, advance, and promote the knowledge of farmers in seed and food production

Crops of Interest

Our program focuses on ecological vegetable seed and field crops that are important for food security, can be viably grown in Canada, and have commercial potential. We are particularly interested in supporting collaborative projects to scale up and build resilient regional seed systems.

Already Receiving Support from Our Program?

Individuals and organizations who received funding in 2015 are eligible to submit an application for 2016. The evaluation survey for 2015 grants will be circulated in early September, so that experience and learning from this year can be built into next year’s work.

 

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