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African Food Tradition Revisited by Research

Objective

AFTER aims to revisit traditional African products, knowledge and know-how in the light of new technologies for the benefit of consumers, producers and processors in Africa and Europe. By applying European science and technology to African traditional food products, AFTER seeks to turn research into quantifiable and innovative technologies and products that are commercially viable in both European and African markets. The 10 selected products representing 3 families of foods, (fermented cereal-based, fermented salted fish and meat, and vegetable and fruit based functional foods), fit into a matrix of technologies and processes shared between Europe and Africa that will be jointly developed within the framework of AFTER. The 10 products will be characterised according to existing knowledge on technologies and processes. The improved products, produced through reengineering and new processing technologies, will be tested for consumer acceptance, safety and nutritional quality. The market and entry requirement for new products will be assessed. Involving EU and African companies in production trials for the improved products will translate the results into ready-to-use information for food companies. AFTER has 8 workpackages: Management and Coordination; Characterisation of traditional products and know-how; Process reengineering of fermented cereal based products; Process reengineering of meat and fish products; Process reengineering for traditional functional foods; Consumer and market acceptance; Appropriation of the improved processes and technologies and Dissemination and exploitation. Creating new markets and trade opportunities for improved traditional foods and novel products in Europe and Africa will increase economic returns for all stakeholders involved in the production chain, down to the community level. Due consideration will be accorded to regulatory, ethical and IPR issues while also protecting the intellectual rights of Africans.

Call for proposal

FP7-KBBE-2009-3
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Funding Scheme

CP-FP-SICA - Small/medium-scale focused research project for specific cooperation actions dedicated to international cooperation partner countries(SICA)

Coordinator

CENTRE DE COOPERATION INTERNATIONALE EN RECHERCHE AGRONOMIQUE POUR LEDEVELOPPEMENT - C.I.R.A.D. EPIC
Address
Rue Scheffer 42
75016 Paris
France
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 829 433,09
Administrative Contact
Nathalie Seguret (Ms.)

Participants (15)

UNIVERSITE D'ABOMEY-CALAVI
Benin
EU contribution
€ 245 763
Address
Campus Universitaires D Abomey
01 Abomey Calavi
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Joseph D. Hounhouigan (Prof.)
COUNCIL FOR SCIENTIFIC AND INDUSTRIAL RESEARCH
South Africa
EU contribution
€ 185 900,42
Address
Meiring Naude Road, Brummeria 46
0001 Pretoria
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Flip Kotze (Mr.)
ALEXANDRIA UNIVERSITY
Egypt
EU contribution
€ 114 399,60
Address
El Geish Street 22
21526 Alexandria
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Hind Hanafy (Prof.)
UNIVERSITY OF ANTANANARIVO
Madagascar
Address
Campus D'ankatso
101 Antananarivo
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Victor Jeannoda (Prof.)
ASSOCIATION DE COORDINATION TECHNIQUE POUR L'INDUSTRIE AGROALIMENTAIRE
France
EU contribution
€ 217 439,05
Address
16 Rue Claude Bernard
75231 Paris
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Fabienne Jaeger (Ms.)
UNIVERSITE CHEIKH ANTA DIOP DE DAKAR
Senegal
EU contribution
€ 234 600
Address
Avenue Martin Luther King
- Dakar Fann
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Alioune Dieye (Prof.)
UNIVERSITE DE NGOUNDERE
Cameroon
EU contribution
€ 112 000
Address
Dang
455 Ngaoundéré
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Sambo Garoua (Mr.)
UNIVERSIDADE CATOLICA PORTUGUESA
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 156 000
Address
Palma De Cima
1649 023 Lisboa
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Nuno Afonso (Mr.)
UNIVERSITY OF GREENWICH
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 282 400
Address
Old Royal Naval College, Park Row, Greenwich
SE10 9LS London
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Keith Tomlins (Mr.)
ASSOCIATION AFRIQUE AGRO EXPORT
Senegal
EU contribution
€ 110 990
Address
Place De L Independance
Dakar
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Maurice Michel Sambou (Mr.)
SPREAD EUROPEAN SAFETY GEIE
Italy
EU contribution
€ 130 559,84
Address
Viale Luigi Pasteur 10
00144 Roma
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Rossi Daniele (Dr.)
INSTITUT NATIONAL DE RECHERCHE POUR L'AGRICULTURE, L'ALIMENTATION ET L'ENVIRONNEMENT
France
EU contribution
€ 116 000
Address
147 Rue De L'universite
75007 Paris Cedex 07
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Charles Mathiaux
COUNCIL FOR SCIENTIFIC AND INDUSTRIAL RESEARCH
Ghana
EU contribution
€ 98 200
Address
Agostino Neto Road 15
Accra
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Paa-Nii Johnson (Dr.)
RACINES SA
France
EU contribution
€ 29 100
Address
Boulevard De La Lironde - Parc Scientifique Agropolis Ii - Bat 1
34397 Montpellier
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Claudette Savary (Ms.)
National Research Center
Egypt
EU contribution
€ 66 800
Address
El Buhouth Street
12311 Cairo
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Esmat Abdel Ghaffar (Prof.)