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Towards a long-term Africa-EU partnership to raise sustainable food and nutrition security in Africa

Objective

PROIntensAfrica intends to develop a proposal for a long term research and innovation partnership between Europe and Africa, focusing on the improvement of the food and nutrition security and the livelihoods of African farmers by exploring and exploiting the diversity of pathways to sustainable intensification of African agro-food systems. The exploration will include environmental, economic and social externalities along the whole value chains. PROIntensAfrica has the ambition to formulate a research and innovation agenda, identifying the domains in need for further research to realize the potential of African food systems. In addition, PROIntensAfrica will suggest governance mechanisms that are effective in supporting the partnership. Key is the perception that pooling resources is the best way to align existing and initiate new research. This perception follows the policy of the EC, where instruments of joint programming like ERA-NET, JPI and article 185 aim to accomplish synergy and increase the effectiveness of resources. Pooling resources goes beyond the scientific domain and reaches into the policy domain. Consequently, besides being rooted in sound and challenging research, a partnership proposal needs to meet national and international policies to fly. Therefore PROIntensAfrica pay specific attention to engage with the policy domain, as exemplified by the intended creation of a policy support group.

The rationale of the project is that a variety of pathways leads to sustainable intensification of African food systems. Different pathways are advocated in literature. High-input farming systems, for example, contrast with organic farming systems, each with their own supporters and criticasters. It is the conviction of the PROIntensAfrica consortium that moving beyond that debate will open exciting new pathways, and that combining elements of different systems will yield innovative systems that are optimally adapted to specific contexts.

Call for proposal

H2020-SFS-2014-1
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Coordinator

STICHTING WAGENINGEN RESEARCH
Address
Droevendaalsesteeg 4
6708 PB Wageningen
Netherlands
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 160 508

Participants (23)

FORUM FOR AGRICULTURAL RESEARCH IN AFRICA, GHANA
Ghana
EU contribution
€ 109 619
Address
12 Anmeda Street, Roman Ridge
PMB CT173 Accra
Activity type
Other
CENTRE DE COOPERATION INTERNATIONALE EN RECHERCHE AGRONOMIQUE POUR LEDEVELOPPEMENT - C.I.R.A.D. EPIC
France
EU contribution
€ 127 147
Address
Rue Scheffer 42
75016 Paris
Activity type
Research Organisations
CONF. RESPONS. RECHER. AGRONOM.AFRIQ. DE L'OUEST & DU CENTRE
Senegal
EU contribution
€ 72 328
Address
Avenue Bourguiba 7
Dakar
Activity type
Research Organisations
UNIVERSITE CATHOLIQUE DE LOUVAIN
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 36 125
Address
Place De L Universite 1
1348 Louvain La Neuve
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
CENTRE FOR COORDINATION OF AGRICULTURAL RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT FOR SOUTHERN AFRICA
Botswana
EU contribution
€ 47 547
Address
Red Brick Building Plot 4701 Station Exit Road
Gaborone
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
SVERIGES LANTBRUKSUNIVERSITET
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 37 357
Address
Almas Alle 8
750 07 Uppsala
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
COUNCIL FOR SCIENTIFIC AND INDUSTRIAL RESEARCH
Ghana
EU contribution
€ 26 176
Address
Agostino Neto Road 15
Accra
Activity type
Research Organisations
AGRICULTURAL RESEARCH COUNCIL INSTITUTE FOR SOIL CLIMATE AND WATER
South Africa
EU contribution
€ 36 355
Address
Belvedere Street 600
0001 Pretoria
Activity type
Research Organisations
INSTITUTO DE INVESTIGACAO CIENTIFICA TROPICAL

Participation ended

Portugal
EU contribution
€ 3 512,31
Address
Rua Da Junqueira 30
1349 007 Lisboa
Activity type
Research Organisations
LUONNONVARAKESKUS
Finland
EU contribution
€ 83 775
Address
Latokartanonkaari 9
00790 Helsinki
Activity type
Research Organisations
AFRICAN FORUM FOR AGRICULTURAL ADVISORY SERVICES
Uganda
EU contribution
€ 31 578
Address
Plot 22 A Nakasero Road
Kampala
Activity type
Other
KOBENHAVNS UNIVERSITET
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 37 006
Address
Norregade 10
1165 Kobenhavn
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
THE REGISTERED TRUSTEES OF THE ASSOCIATION FOR STRENGTHENING AGRICULTURAL RESEARCH IN EASTERN AND CENTRAL AFRICA
Uganda
EU contribution
€ 52 000
Address
Plot 5 Mpigi Road
Entebbe
Activity type
Research Organisations
RHEINISCHE FRIEDRICH-WILHELMS-UNIVERSITAT BONN
Germany
EU contribution
€ 24 187
Address
Regina Pacis Weg 3
53113 Bonn
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITY OF GREENWICH
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 23 223
Address
Old Royal Naval College, Park Row, Greenwich
SE10 9LS London
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
CESKA ZEMEDELSKA UNIVERZITA V PRAZE
Czechia
EU contribution
€ 11 461
Address
Kamycka 129 Suchdol
165 00 Praha
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
INSTITUTO NACIONAL DE INVESTIGACION Y TECNOLOGIA AGRARIA Y ALIMENTARIA OA MP
Spain
EU contribution
€ 7 586
Address
Carretera De La Coruna Km7.5
28040 Madrid
Activity type
Research Organisations
TEAGASC - AGRICULTURE AND FOOD DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY
Ireland
EU contribution
€ 23 569
Address
Oak Park
R93 Carlow
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITAET FUER BODENKULTUR WIEN
Austria
EU contribution
€ 20 428
Address
Gregor Mendel Strasse 33
1180 Wien
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
SZENT ISTVAN UNIVERSITY
Hungary
EU contribution
€ 19 813
Address
Pater Karoly Utca 1
2100 Godollo
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
NIBIO - NORSK INSTITUTT FOR BIOOKONOMI
Norway
EU contribution
€ 14 969
Address
Hoegskoleveien 7
1430 Aas
Activity type
Research Organisations
INSTITUT DE L'ENVIRONNEMENT ET DE RECHERCHES AGRICOLES
Burkina Faso
EU contribution
€ 8 756
Address
Gounghin
04 Ouagadougou
Activity type
Research Organisations
INSTITUTO SUPERIOR DE AGRONOMIA
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 31 979,69
Address
Tapada Da Ajuda
1349 017 Lisboa
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments