Consortia composed of at least four research organisations and/or private and public practitioners from four partner countries (two African and two European) are invited to submit project proposals on sustainable agriculture and aquaculture for nutrition and food security in Africa.
The LEAP‐Agri ERA‐NET consortium launches this call for proposals with an aim to develop practical solutions in a research process to improve the agricultural sector, the African and European population food and nutrition security and common markets.
Applicants are requested to submit proposals for research projects with the potential to provide solutions to improve income generation, nutrition, access to food for disadvantaged populations, to promote sustainable agriculture and sustainable food systems, as well as competitiveness of African agricultural markets. Projects should take into consideration the different niches of agricultural production and trade covering the range of small scale producers, as well as medium and large scale producers, their contribution to local, regional and international markets and the processing of food and grocery marketing, with a focus on rural and urban population food and nutrition security.
Proposals should be for research and innovation in the countries concerned with an added value for the EU‐AU partnership on food and nutrition security and sustainable agriculture (FNSSA). The proposal development and execution should be driven by local demand and include an approach that contributes to enhancing impact.
The Long term EU‐Africa research and innovation Partnership on food and nutrition security and sustainable Agriculture (LEAP-Agri) is a partnership between 30 partners including 24 funding organisations from nine African countries (Algeria, Burkina Faso, Cameroun, Egypt, Ghana, Kenya, Senegal, South Africa and Uganda), nine European countries (Belgium, Finland, France, Germany, Nederland, Norway, Portugal, Spain and Turkey) and an international organization (CIHEAM-Bari based in Italy).
Projects will be supported for a maximum period of three (3) years.
Preliminary proposals (in English) must be submitted electronically before 14:00 CEST on June 15, 2017.
Information about funding amounts, eligibility, and the application process is available from the LEAP-Agri website.
For information or questions about this opportunity, please contact the organizers directly.