MEKARN2 Research Call for 2016

The MEKARN II project, financed by Sida, Sweden, will provide support for research related to the Sustainable Use of Natural Resources for Agriculture and the Environment. 
Competitive grants will be available for 20 to 30 research projects. The second 2016 Research Call is open now for researchers in Cambodia, Lao PDR and Vietnam.
Instructions for preparation of projects, and a copy of the application form, are available on the MEKARN II following Web sites.

- MEKARNII Guidelines-research feb 2016
- Template for research application
The final date for submission of projects is 13 May 2016. Proposals should be submitted as attachments in Microsoft Word (version 1997-2003) to the following email address:
Research applicants should follow dates as indicated here below:
- Announcement of Research Call 2016 is on 14th March 2016 
- Research application submitted is on 13th May 2016
- Face to face meeting for reviewers on 26-27 May, 2016
The outcome of the review process will be communicated to project leaders on 09 June 2016. 
Research Funds for approved projects will be made available by 29 June 2016.
Major objectives of the MEKARN II project are:
To reduce environmental pollution and promote production and use of energy from renewable resources by smallholder farm families and agro-processing plants  in the project target area 
To promote improved animal health by use of natural products as alternatives to anti-microbial drugs and similar feed additives in livestock and aquaculture 
To increase profitability and sustainability of small-holder farming systems in the lower Mekong basin through management and better use of local feed and animal genetic resources
Research proposals should address one or other of these three general objectives.