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INtegrated and Circular Technologies for Sustainable city region FOOD systems in Africa

Objective

Current African city region food systems fail to deliver food and nutrition security (FNS), health, and environmental sustainability. INCiTiS-FOOD develops scientifically underpinned circular agri-food technologies and practices, suitable for African cities. The context specific socio-technological use cases of INCiTiS-FOOD address the prevalent deficiency of animal sourced foods, vegetables and fruits. Hydroponics, aquaponics, and insect farming hold great promise because they require limited land, water, energy, wealth and reduce waste. Hydroponics and aquaponics infer soilless, circular vegetable and fish farming enterprises. Using an interdisciplinary approach, inclusive and scalable business models are developed for these enterprises, contributing to thriving and collaborative communities.
This circular food system thinking improves FNS, delivers safe, affordable, nutritious, and healthy food, reduces waste and the environmental footprint in African cities. INCiTiS-FOOD follows a multi-actor approach for co-design and co-creation of circular agri-food innovations and business models, involving 8 city Living Labs in 6 countries from 3 African regions (East: Kenya; West: Ghana, Nigeria, Sierra Leone; Central: Cameroon, Gabon). The project aims for its innovations and businesses to attain a technological, societal, and business readiness level of TRL-7, SRL-7, and BRL-5, respectively. INCiTiS-FOOD agri-food innovations and business models will be widely adopted because their research and innovation maturity are proven by a large-scale demonstration as part of the Cascade Fund (1,000,000€). International ecosystem building is promoted by the digital INCiTiS-FOOD Platform on SmartAgriHubs.eu to support African innovation actors. In strengthening resilience, inclusiveness, and FNS, INCiTiS-FOOD guides policy transformation by adhering to the EU Taxonomy Regulation and Milan Urban Food Policy Pact. The consortium is constituted with the EU-Africa dialogue in mind.

Coordinator

UNIVERSITAET DER BUNDESWEHR MUENCHEN
Net EU contribution
€ 555 745,00
Address
Werner Heisenberg Weg 39
85579 Neubiberg
Germany

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Region
Baden-Württemberg Stuttgart Stuttgart, Stadtkreis
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 555 745,00

Participants (22)

AGLOBE DEVELOPMENT CENTER
Nigeria
Net EU contribution
€ 178 395,00
Other funding
€ 178 395,00
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET MUENCHEN
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 372 224,00
Address
Arcisstrasse 21
80333 Muenchen

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Region
Bayern Oberbayern München, Kreisfreie Stadt
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 372 224,00
NJALA UNIVERSITY
Sierra Leone
Net EU contribution
€ 147 700,00
Address
University Secretariat Njala Campus
Freetown

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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
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 147 700,00
FACHHOCHSCHULE SUEDWESTFALEN
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 406 687,00
Address
Baarstrasse 6
58636 Iserlohn

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Region
Nordrhein-Westfalen Arnsberg Märkischer Kreis
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 406 687,00
AQUAPONIK MANUFAKTUR GMBH
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 254 653,00
Address
Gelderner Strase 139
47661 Issum

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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
Nordrhein-Westfalen Düsseldorf Kleve
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 254 653,00
UNIVERSITE DES SCIENCES ET TECHNIQUE DE MASUKU
Gabon
Net EU contribution
€ 150 858,00
Address
Route Nationale 1 Quartier De Mbaya Franceville
943 Franceville

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Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 150 858,00
UNIVERSITY OF IBADAN
Nigeria
Net EU contribution
€ 154 441,00
Address
1 Oyo Road, Agbowo
200005 Ibadan

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Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 154 441,00
ALMA MATER STUDIORUM - UNIVERSITA DI BOLOGNA
Italy
Net EU contribution
€ 206 744,00
Address
Via Zamboni 33
40126 Bologna

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Region
Nord-Est Emilia-Romagna Bologna
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 206 744,00
BAMENDA UNIVERSITY OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
Cameroon
Net EU contribution
€ 153 358,00
Address
Mile Six Nkwen, Mezam Division
0000 Bamenda

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Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 153 358,00
SUNLIGHT FUTURE AFRICA LIMITED
Kenya
Net EU contribution
€ 110 745,00
Address
Lenana Road Kilimani
00101 Nairobi

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Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 110 745,00
YOUTH 4 DEVELOPMENT Y4D CBO
Kenya
Net EU contribution
€ 52 243,00
Other funding
€ 52 243,00
KENYATTA UNIVERSITY
Kenya
Net EU contribution
€ 165 997,00
Address
Along Thika Road
00100 Nairobi

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Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 165 997,00
FOODSCALE HUB GREECE ASSOCIATION FOR ENTREPREUNERSHIP AND INNOVATION ASTIKI MI KERDOSKOPIKI ETAIREIA
Greece
Net EU contribution
€ 1 231 930,31
Address
Leontos Sofou 20
570 01 Thermi Thessaloniki

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Region
Θεσσαλονίκη Κεντρική Μακεδονία Βόρεια Ελλάδα
Activity type
Other
Other funding
€ 1 231 930,31
Third-party

Legal entity other than a subcontractor which is affiliated or legally linked to a participant. The entity carries out work under the conditions laid down in the Grant Agreement, supplies goods or provides services for the action, but did not sign the Grant Agreement. A third party abides by the rules applicable to its related participant under the Grant Agreement with regard to eligibility of costs and control of expenditure.

UDRUZENJE ZA PREDUZETNISTVO I INOVACIJE FOODSCALE HUB
Serbia
Net EU contribution
€ 133 507,19
Address
Narodnog Fronta 73
21000 Novi Sad

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Region
Србија - север Регион Војводине Јужнобачка област
Activity type
Other
Other funding
€ 133 507,19
UNIVERSITY FOR DEVELOPMENT STUDIES
Ghana
Net EU contribution
€ 160 701,00
Address
Po Box Tl 1350
Tamale

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Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 160 701,00
AgriFood Lithuania DIH
Lithuania
Net EU contribution
€ 197 716,00
Address
Mokslininku G. 2a
LT-08412 Vilnius

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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
Lietuva Sostinės regionas Vilniaus apskritis
Activity type
Other
Other funding
€ 197 716,00
BAYERISCHE FORSCHUNGSALLIANZ BAVARIAN RESEARCH ALLIANCE GMBH
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 257 755,00
Address
Prinzregentenstrasse 52
80538 Munchen

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Region
Bayern Oberbayern München, Kreisfreie Stadt
Activity type
Other
Other funding
€ 257 755,00
STICHTING WAGENINGEN RESEARCH
Netherlands
Net EU contribution
€ 429 845,00
Address
Droevendaalsesteeg 4
6708 PB Wageningen

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Region
Oost-Nederland Gelderland Veluwe
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 429 845,00
EGERTON UNIVERSITY
Kenya
Net EU contribution
€ 149 145,00
Other funding
€ 149 145,00
STICHTING WOMEN ENGAGE FOR ACOMMON FUTURE - INTERNATIONAL
Netherlands
Net EU contribution
€ 164 192,00
Address
Korte Elisabethstraat 6
3511 JG Utrecht

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Region
West-Nederland Utrecht Utrecht
Activity type
Other
Other funding
€ 164 192,00
African Rural and Agricultural Credit Association
Kenya
Net EU contribution
€ 98 708,00
Other funding
€ 98 708,00
BEN-GURION UNIVERSITY OF THE NEGEV
Israel
Net EU contribution
€ 266 691,00
Other funding
€ 266 691,00

Partners (1)

ZURCHER HOCHSCHULE FUR ANGEWANDTE WISSENSCHAFTEN
Switzerland
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Address
Gertrudstrasse 15
8401 Winterthur

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Region
Schweiz/Suisse/Svizzera Zürich Zürich
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 0,00