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Innovations in Technology, Institutional and Extension Approaches towards Sustainable Agriculture and enhanced Food and Nutritional Security in Africa

Objective

Food and nutrition security (FNS) remains a challenge for Africa, despite efforts made in agricultural research and extension in the past, due to inefficient implementation and exchange of technologies and knowledge to end users. The main objective of InnovAfrica is to improve FNS by integrating sustainable agriculture intensification (SAI) systems, innovative institutional approaches (IIAs) with novel extension and advisory services (EASs) and enhancing smallholder adaptive capacity in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA). InnovAfrica addresses main challenges of the work programme (SFS-42-2016), through a strong multidisciplinary EU-Africa consortium of 16 partners, supported by 6 active Multi-Actor Platforms (MAPs) in 6 case countries (Ethiopia, Kenya, Malawi, Rwanda, Tanzania and South Africa). InnovAfrica will test, integrate, and disseminate SAI systems suitable to smallholders, institutional approaches (e.g. MAPs, seed delivery systems) and EASs (e.g. dynamic knowledge platforms supported by smart phones, Village Knowledge centers). The main outcomes of InnovAfrica include: i) better understanding of the needs and opportunities of SAI systems in Africa, ii) improved knowledge and innovation capacity of farmers to implement SAI systems supported by IIAs and EASs, iii) improved product value chains through viable IIAs benefiting women and youth, iv) Innovative policies, increased knowledge of public-private partnerships to strengthen agri-business model in case countries with a view to upscaling successes in other regions through functional MAPs, v) Wider dissemination of SAI systems to smallholders and women within and outside project areas through effective use of smart phones and social media, and vi) Stronger EU-Africa Research and Innovation Partnership to achieve FNS. The outcomes will contribute to smallholder productivity, profitability; and nutritional benefits while reducing negative environmental impacts and enhance FNS and sustainable agriculture in Africa.

Call for proposal

H2020-SFS-2016-2
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Funding Scheme

RIA - Research and Innovation action
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Coordinator

NIBIO - NORSK INSTITUTT FOR BIOOKONOMI
Address
Hoegskoleveien 7
1430 Aas
Norway
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 710 167,50

Participants (15)

International Livestock Research Institute
Kenya
EU contribution
€ 705 000
Address
Old Naivasha Rd
00100 Nairobi
Activity type
Research Organisations
HARAMAYA UNIVERSITY
Ethiopia
EU contribution
€ 186 562,50
Address
Haramaya University
1000 Dire Dawa
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
KENYA AGRICULTURAL AND LIVESTOCK RESEARCH ORGANISATION
Kenya
EU contribution
€ 273 500
Address
Kaptagat Road Kalro Headquarters Loresho
00200 Nairobi
Activity type
Research Organisations
KENYA NATIONAL FARMER'S FEDERATION
Kenya
EU contribution
€ 100 000
Address
Farmers'conference Centre Off Dagoretti Thogoto Mutarakwa Road
00100 Nairobi
Activity type
Other
UNIVERSITY OF MALAWI
Malawi
EU contribution
€ 128 437,50
Address
-
- Zomba
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
SOILS, FOOD AND HEALTHY COMMUNITIES(SFHC) LIMITED
Malawi
EU contribution
€ 132 312,50
Address
Ekwendeni-ezondweni Road Near Kaweche Estates
Ekwendeni
Activity type
Other
RWANDA AGRICULTURE AND ANIMAL RESOURCES DEVELOPMENT BOARD
Rwanda
EU contribution
€ 198 312,50
Address
K K 18 Ave Rubilizi Kicukiro Distr
5016 Kigali
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Sokoine University of Agriculture
Tanzania
EU contribution
€ 229 562,50
Address
Sokoine University Of Agriculture
Morogoro
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DELLA TUSCIA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 342 375
Address
Via S Maria In Gradi 4
01100 Viterbo
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
STICHTING WAGENINGEN RESEARCH
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 365 057,50
Address
Droevendaalsesteeg 4
6708 PB Wageningen
Activity type
Research Organisations
NORGES MILJO-OG BIOVITENSKAPLIGE UNIVERSITET
Norway
EU contribution
€ 385 532,50
Address
Universitetstunet 3
1433 As
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
AGRICULTURAL RESEARCH COUNCIL INSTITUTE FOR SOIL CLIMATE AND WATER
South Africa
EU contribution
€ 398 750
Address
Belvedere Street 600
0001 Pretoria
Activity type
Research Organisations
CENTRO INTERNACIONAL DE MEJORAMIENTO DE MAIZ Y TRIGO INT
Mexico
EU contribution
€ 342 500
Address
Km 45 Carretera Mexico-veracruz
56130 Estado De Mexico
Activity type
Research Organisations
KIAG KNOWLEDGE INTELLIGENCE APPLICATIONS GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 212 500
Address
Kaiserplatz 17
53113 Bonn
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
KOPERATIVE IHUZA ABOROZI BA KIJYAMBERE BAFATANYIJE
Rwanda
EU contribution
€ 84 062,50
Address
Kageyo Sector Gicumbi District Northern Province
Byumba
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)