Safe Challenge: Information Pack
This information pack outlines what is on offer for those submitting responses to the Sustainable Agriculture for Forest Ecosystems (SAFE) Challenge. It highlights who can apply, the selection criteria, the full process and timeline and application process. The SAFE challenge is a matching fund that supports private-sector initiatives of up to EUR500,000 in developing sustainable, deforestation-free, agriculture production. Stakeholders from the palm oil, natural rubber, and cocoa sectors affected by the EUDR are invited to submit ideas that address constraints in EUDR compliance. SAFE selects the best ideas and, together with the idea submitters, develops scalable pilot interventions in West Kalimantan and Central Sulawesi.
Throughout implementation, best practices and lessons are shared with relevant private and public stakeholders. The knowledge generated from the pilots will feed into policy guidelines, regulations, frameworks, and tools on national, regional, and global levels, including recommendations for scaling-up and replicating successful innovations and models. The SAFE project is co-funded by the European Union and Germany’s Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ). It is implemented in Brazil, Ecuador, Indonesia, and Zambia, with each country representing different contexts and commodities.
If you want to participate in the SAFE Challenge, you can submit your idea through this link here. Applications close on the 10 September 2023.