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Driving agroecological transitions in the humid tropics of Central and Eastern Africa through traNsdisciplinary Agroecology Living LabS (CANALLS)

Objective

The humid tropics of Central and Eastern Africa hold much promise for enhancing food and nutritional security within and beyond Africa. With a rich variety of agroecological zones and diverse farming systems, they are home for a great part of the rural population and a large diversity of living organisms, offering vital ecosystem services and potential for sustainable development. Still, if we are to tap into this potential, we need to address the complex environmental, social and economic challenges they face, which in cases are exacerbated by conflict and high vulnerability. In this context, CANALLS aims to drive agroecological transitions in the humid tropics of Central and Eastern Africa via multi-actor transdisciplinary Agroecology Living Labs (ALLs). We start with 8 ALLs in DRC, Burundi, Cameroon and Rwanda, working alongside and enabling over 20,000 farmers and value chain actors to co-create and benefit from optimal combinations of agroecological practices focusing on crops that are vital for subsistence and economic development (cocoa, coffee, cassava, rice, maize). In parallel, we engage in solid multi-actor collaboration with rural communities, advisory services and governments to develop a holistic assessment framework and evaluate the socio-economic and environmental performance of the co-created practices (accounting for trade-offs and synergies). We use the comprehensive evidence generated to build capacity and share knowledge (practice abstracts, replication guidelines, policy recommendations) as well as to deliver fair, inclusive and sustainable business models along with services and tools for facilitating access to markets and enhancing demand for agroecological products. Our vision is to create a growing network of ALLs that leverages EU-AU cooperation to conduct transdisciplinary research, offer scientific support and drive coordinated action for delivering holistic solutions that help shape enabling conditions for agroecological transitions.

Coordinator

CENTRE DE COOPERATION INTERNATIONALE EN RECHERCHE AGRONOMIQUE POUR LEDEVELOPPEMENT - C.I.R.A.D. EPIC
Net EU contribution
€ 1 553 313,08
Address
Rue Scheffer 42
75016 Paris
France

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Region
Ile-de-France Ile-de-France Paris
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 0,00

Participants (15)

INTERNATIONAL INSTITUTE OF TROPICAL AGRICULTURE
Nigeria
Net EU contribution
€ 1 497 110,00
Other funding
€ 0,00
UNIVERSITAET HOHENHEIM
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 540 507,91
Address
Schloss Hohenheim
70599 Stuttgart

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Region
Baden-Württemberg Stuttgart Stuttgart, Stadtkreis
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 0,00
NIBIO - NORSK INSTITUTT FOR BIOOKONOMI
Norway
Net EU contribution
€ 498 398,44
Address
Hoegskoleveien 7
1430 Aas

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Region
Norge Oslo og Viken Viken
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 0,00
Q-PLAN INTERNATIONAL ADVISORS PC
Greece
Net EU contribution
€ 597 500,00
Address
11 El Venizelou Str
551 33 Kalamaria, Thessaloniki

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Θεσσαλονίκη Κεντρική Μακεδονία Βόρεια Ελλάδα
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 0,00
RIKOLTO INTERNATIONAL
Belgium
Net EU contribution
€ 314 062,50
Address
Blijde Inkomststraat 50
3000 Leuven

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Region
Vlaams Gewest Prov. Vlaams-Brabant Arr. Leuven
Activity type
Other
Other funding
€ 0,00
UNIVERSITE CATHOLIQUE DE BUKAVU
Democratic Republic of the Congo
Net EU contribution
€ 158 125,00
Address
02 Avenue Bugabo Kadutu
Bukavu

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Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 0,00
ASSOCIATION PAYSANNE POUR LE DEVELOPPEMENT INTEGRE AU SUD-KIVU
Democratic Republic of the Congo
Net EU contribution
€ 155 625,00
Address
Avenue De La Montagne 40d
Cyangungu Rwanda

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Activity type
Other
Other funding
€ 0,00
INSTITUT DE RECHERCHE AGRICOLE POUR LE DEVELOPPEMENT
Cameroon
Net EU contribution
€ 182 187,50
Other funding
€ 0,00
SOCIETE COOPERATIVE AVEC CONSEIL D ADMINISTRATION POUR LE MANIOC
Cameroon
Net EU contribution
€ 102 878,00
Address
Nkongsi Mbalmayo
237 Mbalmayo

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Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 0,00
INSTITUT DES SCIENCES AGRONOMIQUES DU BURUNDI
Burundi
Net EU contribution
€ 248 750,00
Address
Avenue De La Cathedrale 3
795 Bujumbura

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Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 0,00
RWANDA AGRICULTURE AND ANIMAL RESOURCES DEVELOPMENT BOARD
Rwanda
Net EU contribution
€ 147 187,50
Address
K K 18 Ave Rubilizi Kicukiro Distr
5016 Kigali

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Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 0,00
COPED LTD
Rwanda
Net EU contribution
€ 107 812,50
Address
Kamatamu Kacyiru
Kigali

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Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 0,00
MAGGOT FARM PRODUCTION LTD
Rwanda
Net EU contribution
€ 89 375,00
Address
Rukara, Kayonza, Iburasirazuba
- Kigali

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Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 0,00
AFRICAN FORUM FOR AGRICULTURAL ADVISORY SERVICES
Uganda
Net EU contribution
€ 217 993,13
Other funding
€ 0,00
NATURLAND - VERBAND FUR OKOLOGISCHEN LANDBAU EV
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 234 687,50
Address
Kleinhaderner Weg 1
82166 Munchen

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Bayern Oberbayern München, Landkreis
Activity type
Other
Other funding
€ 0,00

Partners (2)

EIDGENOESSISCHE TECHNISCHE HOCHSCHULE ZUERICH
Switzerland
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Address
Raemistrasse 101
8092 Zuerich

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Region
Schweiz/Suisse/Svizzera Zürich Zürich
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 0,00
AFRICAN AGRICULTURAL TECHNOLOGY FOUNDATION
United Kingdom
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Address
Level 30 Tower 42 25 Old Broad Street
EC2N 1HQ London

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Region
London Inner London — West Camden and City of London
Activity type
Other
Other funding
No data