Call for proposals: The use of artificial intelligence in food and agriculture

On behalf of the FCDO Research Commissioning Centre, 3ie invites proposals from organisations or consortia to produce a landscape study on the use of artificial intelligence (AI) in food and agriculture. The research aims to inform strategic decisions around investments in the most promising developments for AI in agriculture.

The deadline for sending proposals for this call was 23:59 GMT, 10 April 2024.


At a glance


The FCDO’s Climate, Energy, Environment, and Water Team is looking to commission a landscape study on the use of AI in food and agriculture. The study will inform investments in the use of AI in agriculture research and development under four main portfolios (a) AI and agricultural innovation, (b) ethics and governance research (c) capacity development (d) expanding existing workstreams.

Full title: The use of artificial intelligence in food and agriculture
Funding type: Accountable grant
Award size: up to GBP 200,000

Key Dates

Launched on: 6 March 2024
FAQs posted: 28 March 2024
Submission deadline: 10 April 2024

Note: In case there are any changes to these dates, the revisions will be reflected here.


  • Only legally registered organisations and consortia of registered organisations, not individuals, may apply.
  • Please review the call for proposal document carefully for additional details.

How to apply

Funding recipients should review the full call for proposals, complete the application form and budget template.

Please submit the completed documents by email to The subject line should include the opportunity title: RCC AI for agriculture

Supporting information

If shortlisted, funding recipients will be required to adhere to several 3ie and FCDO policies mentioned below. We strongly recommend reviewing these before applying.

Note: In case of any discrepancies between the FCDO’s PrOF guidance and 3ie’s policies, the PrOF guidance will prevail.

*Funding recipients are not required to fill in the risk register template at the Calls for Proposals stage. This resource is included for information only.


We have consolidated all questions received in this FAQ document. If you have any additional questions related to this opportunity, please submit these to the mailbox including "RCC AI for agriculture Request for Clarification" in the subject line.