The Swiss Re Foundation 2020 Entrepreneurs for Resilience Award – Climate-smart solutions for small and medium farmers is now open for applications.

The 2020 Award focuses on innovative solutions for climate-smart agriculture, including crop and livestock production as well as aquaculture. In scope are business-minded organisations that provide tools, technologies and approaches enabling smallholder and/or medium scale farmers in low-income communities to carry out agricultural activities in a way that is both environmentally sustainable and socially beneficial. 

Ventures that address one or more of the following areas are welcome to apply:

  • Climate mitigation and resource conservation
  • Climate adaptation and risk management
  • Increased productivity and food security
  • Improved revenue opportunities for farmers
  • Financial inclusion of farmers

For detailed information about the scope of the Award, selection criteria and process, please click here.

The Award will consist of a grant amounting to USD 700’000, to be split among the winner and the two runners-up alongside with non-financial contributions such as coaching and technical advice.

Please circulate this opportunity widely among your networks.

Applicants should fill in this online questionnaire by September 16, 2019, 23:59 CEST. All applications must be submitted in English, before the deadline.