AGCO Agriculture Foundation launches new grant application

DULUTH, Ga.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The AGCO Agriculture Foundation (AAF), a private foundation whose vision is to prevent and alleviate hunger through sustainable agricultural development, today announced the launch of its new round of grant applications on the theme of “Climate action in the context of agriculture” for nonprofit organizations with grant proposals between US$20,000 and US$300,000 and located anywhere in the world.

In line with United Nations Sustainable Development Goal 13 (SDG 13) on “Climate Action” and AGCO’s goal of providing “farmer-driven solutions to sustainably feed our world”, the Foundation agrees grant applications for climate action in agriculture. The AAF grant application platform, through its community investment software partner, Benevity, manages the grant application cycle. February 21 to March 30. This program reinforces AAF’s commitment to its strategic focus areas and AGCO’s Farmer-First strategy while responding to global trends in climate change adaptation and mitigation.

The Foundation’s first grant application round for 2022 seeks new project proposals from nonprofit organizations that combine a variety of sustainable methods to address the specific climate change challenges of farming communities today.

“Climate change is impacting farmers’ livelihoods and our global food supply,” said Metti Richenhagen, Director, AGCO Agriculture Foundation. “Through our current AAF grant funding, we want to support projects, initiatives and innovations that help farmers and farming communities mitigate and develop climate-resilient agricultural practices, improve livelihoods and to transform food systems to sustainably feed the world.”

Nonprofits eligible for grants must focus on climate action in the agricultural context that also aligns with one of the AAF thematic areas such as nutrition and sustainable food systems, education agriculture, research and innovation and the development of the farming community. The goal is to implement projects that promote sustainable climate solutions for farmers and the agricultural sector to benefit economies while strengthening community development.

Application Forms, AAF Statement on Ag. and Climate Change, FAQs and Guidelines

All non-profit organizations are advised to carefully read all the provisions below before preparing their application.

  • Grant Application Page – Access and start your application here

  • AAF Statement on Climate Change in the Context of Agriculture here

  • AAF Grant Application Overview/Guidelines Here

  • Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) here

The deadline to apply for this round of grants is March 30, 2022, 5 p.m. EDT. Successful applicants will receive resources to initiate and implement projects that promote sustainable climate solutions for farmers and the agricultural sector.

About AGCO

AGCO (NYSE: AGCO) is a world leader in the design, manufacture and distribution of agricultural machinery and precision agricultural technology. AGCO delivers value to its customers through its portfolio of differentiated brands including leading brands such as Challenger®, Fendt®, GSI®, Massey Ferguson® and Valtra®. Powered by Fuse® smart farming solutions, AGCO’s comprehensive line of equipment and services helps farmers sustainably feed our world. Founded in 1990 and headquartered in Duluth, Georgia, USA, AGCO had net sales of $11.1 billion in 2021. For more information, visit www.AGCOcorp.com. For company news, information and events, please follow us on Twitter: @AGCOCorp. For financial news on Twitter, please follow the hashtag #AGCOIR.

About the AGCO Agricultural Foundation (AAF)

The AGCO Agriculture Foundation (AAF), launched by AGCO Corporation (NYSE: AGCO) in 2018, is a private foundation whose vision is to prevent and alleviate hunger. The foundation launches impactful programs that support food security, promote sustainable agricultural development, and build needed agricultural infrastructure in marginalized farming communities. AAF is domiciled in Vaduz, Liechtenstein and operations are managed from Duluth, Georgia, USA. For more information, please visit https://www.agcofoundation.org/

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