Safe Seaweed Coalition - Call for Proposal 2021
The Safe Seaweed Coalition aims to invest seed money in initiatives that improve the safety of the global seaweed sector (whilst also supporting some of the most vulnerable people in the world). They will support foresight workshops, task forces, working groups, training events, staff exchanges, technology platforms, pilot demonstration, prototypes, capacity building, educational programmes and collaborate and co-fund with the other projects and networks supporting similar actions.Actions submitted for this call for proposals will contribute to the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals and promote the ecological and social transitions required. In order to realise the potential of seaweed, a coordinated, international response is needed to respond to the global challenge of providing food safety and security and addressing other global challenges through seaweed farming and sustainable processing and marketing. The coalition will facilitate the emergence of an international seaweed market, with an optimised supply chain, global safety and environmental standards and increased safety awareness and education among its stakeholders.This solution clearly involves numerous moving parts, not all of which relate to safety directly. LRF’s funding will be used to establish the coalition and specifically to fund your projects with seeding money to develop food, environmental and occupational safety in the sector as it grows (rather than the scaling-up of the sector per se). Specifically, LRF’s funding will enable you as a member of the coalition to:A. Drive thought-leadership and convene key, influential stakeholdersB. Build and improve global standards and regulations for:1. Food safety (as well as feed safety)2. Food packaging safety3. Environmental safety4. Occupational safetyC. Organize technical working groups and industry taskforces on safety issuesD. Promote, test, pilot and disseminate academic research on safe seaweed production; supportfurther funding and sector investmentsE. Support education in safety for seaweed productionF. Interact with other organisation.Learn more about application details HERE. Deadline to apply is September 27, 2021.