European Commission - Call For Proposal 2012: Participation for Governance in Food Security

Posted by Jamal Fida Monday, November 21, 2011 0 comments
Closing Date: February 7, 2012:
 
In order to make progress on the EU's commitment towards achieving MDG1, eradicating extreme poverty and hunger by 2015, it is crucial to increase the participation and engagement of various actors of civil society in policy dialogue at national, regional and international levels. The second strategic priority of the revised FSTP strategy for the period 2011-2013 is aimed at "strengthening governance approaches for food security".
Food security governance is the process of decision-making as well as the process by which decisions are implemented with the objective to improve food security in its various dimensions. It is also the process by which competing priorities and interests of different groups can be reconciled.

This call for proposal will address the sub-priority "participation for governance", focussing on its fourth expected result: "producers' organisations and their regional/continental platforms and civil society are participating more effectively in decision-making processes related to food security1".

In accordance to the overall FSTP strategy of "improving food security in favour of the poorest and most vulnerable", and the EU objective of advancing the Right to Food2, this action will foster stronger participation in food security governance of key food security stakeholders belonging to some of the most vulnerable groups, thus calling for a bottom-up approach which will contribute to reducing the risk of these groups being marginalised socially, politically, and economically. A call for proposals is therefore the most adequate modality for this action in order to remain demand-driven and allow a flexible response to the different capacity levels of the potential applicants to the call.

The global objective of this Call for Proposals is to increase the participation of key stakeholders in developing countries to decision-making processes related to food security and nutrition. The specific objective of this Call for Proposals is to strengthen the capacities of specific groups (farmers', pastoralists’, fishermen’ organisations) to reinforce their participation in policy-making, having an impact on food security and nutrition.

The call for proposals is divided into two lots according to the following results:
Result 1 (Lot 1): Capacities of organisations of farmers, of pastoralists, of fishermen and of aquaculture farmers are reinforced in order for them to network and to engage in effective dialogue with public authorities and development partners.
Result 2 (Lot 2): Networks (or platforms) of organisations of farmers, of pastoralists, of fishermen and of aquaculture farmers at regional, continental or global level are set up or reinforced in order to actively participate in decision making processes related to food security and nutrition.

Priorities:
Priority 1: Supporting the poor, vulnerable and marginalised.
The Call for Proposal will support in priority the rural poor and vulnerable. When referring to farmers for instance, priority will be given to organisations regrouping or clearly representing or addressing the interests of small-scale farmers. The same reasoning applies for fishermen and also for pastoralists. Priority will be given to organisations representing or addressing the interests of marginalised  opulations, suffering from limited participation in food security governance.
Priority 2: Looking for territorial coherence and regional dimension
The actions must have supra-national coverage. The call for proposal will support in priority the projects that clearly justify the territorial coherence or the regional dimension of their proposal.

The relevance of the proposed action with the need of the (group of) countries and its coherence and complementarity with the priorities of the European Commission and its cooperation programmes/projects in the selected (groups of) countries will be strongly valued.

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