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Locally-driven co-development of plant-based value chains towards more sustainable African food system with healthier diets and export potential

Project description

Tapping into the huge potential of African crops

Climate change will have a significant impact on the future of agriculture and the global food system. One solution is climate-smart agriculture. The EU-funded InnoFoodAfrica project will explore climate-smart African crops (cereals, pulses, roots, crop fruits) in Ethiopia, Kenya, South Africa and Uganda, showcasing them as healthy ingredients in combating malnutrition. It will focus on vulnerable groups, such as malnourished children, pregnant women and adults struggling with the risk of obesity. To reduce food loss and create new value chains, the project will increase diversity of affordable, nutrient-dense and healthy food products based on local crops and educate people about improved eating habits. The project will also convert crop side streams from harvesting into biomaterials, offering the plastic packaging business a sustainable alternative.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/economics and business/business and management/commerce
  • /engineering and technology/other engineering and technologies/food and beverages/food safety
  • /agricultural sciences/agricultural biotechnology/biomass
  • /social sciences/economics and business/economics/production economics/productivity

Call for proposal

H2020-SFS-2019-2
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Funding Scheme

RIA - Research and Innovation action

Coordinator

TEKNOLOGIAN TUTKIMUSKESKUS VTT OY
Address
Tekniikantie 21
02150 Espoo
Finland
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 1 616 980

Participants (18)

UNIVERSITY OF PRETORIA
South Africa
EU contribution
€ 729 143,75
Address
Lynnwood Road
0002 Pretoria
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
NOFIMA AS
Norway
EU contribution
€ 752 250
Address
Muninbakken 9-13
9291 Tromso
Activity type
Research Organisations
MAKERERE UNIVERSITY
Uganda
EU contribution
€ 280 000
Address
Main Campus
256 Kampala
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
INSTITUT NATIONAL D'ENSEIGNEMENT SUPERIEUR POUR L'AGRICULTURE, L ALIMENTATION ET L'ENVIRONNEMENT
France
EU contribution
€ 485 625
Address
Scheffer 42
75016 Paris
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
ADDIS ABABA UNIVERSITY
Ethiopia
EU contribution
€ 183 125
Address
Addis Ababa University
1176 Addis Ababa
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
HELSINGIN YLIOPISTO
Finland
EU contribution
€ 770 330
Address
Yliopistonkatu 3
00014 Helsingin Yliopisto
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
CHUKA UNIVERSITY
Kenya
EU contribution
€ 114 375
Address
Nairobi Meru Road
60400 Chuka
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITY OF NAIROBI ENTERPRISES AND SERVICES LIMITED
Kenya
EU contribution
€ 123 750
Address
Arboretum Drive Off State House Road
00200 Nairobi
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
KENYA INDUSTRIAL RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT INSTITUTE
Kenya
EU contribution
€ 110 625
Address
Popo Road, South C
00100 Nairobi
Activity type
Research Organisations
ORGANISATION FOR SOCIAL SCIENCE RESEARCH IN EASTERN AND SOUTHERN AFRICA
Ethiopia
EU contribution
€ 146 250
Address
Addis Ababa University Main Campus, Sidist Kilo
Addis Ababa
Activity type
Research Organisations
AMHARA NATIONAL REGION AGRICULTURALRESEARCH INSTITUTE
Ethiopia
EU contribution
€ 136 875
Address
Bahir Dar
1000 Bahir Dar
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
GUTS AGRO INDUSTRY PLC
Ethiopia
EU contribution
€ 50 625
Address
Bishoftu Kurkura Kebele Oromia
Addis Ababa
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
AFRICA HARVEST BIOTECH FOUNDATION INTERNATIONAL
Kenya
EU contribution
€ 289 687,50
Address
Lower Kabete Rd, Spring Valley Business Park, Bloc 2Nd Floor, Suite 6
00621 Nairobi
Activity type
Other
UGANDA MANUFACTURERS ASSOCIATION
Uganda
EU contribution
€ 73 750
Address
Jinja Road Lugogo Show Grounds Nakawa
256 Kampala
Activity type
Other
FOOD & NUTRITION SOLUTIONS LIMITED
Uganda
EU contribution
€ 56 250
Address
Food Science Building, Makerere University
Kampala
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
KULIKA UGANDA
Uganda
EU contribution
€ 121 250
Address
Plot 472 Nsambya Road
256 Kampala
Activity type
Other
DELPHIUS TECHNOLOGIES AND CONSULTANCY CC
South Africa
EU contribution
€ 62 025
Address
Fernridge Office Park 5 Hunter Street
2194 Randburg
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
PURATOS NV
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 362 977,50
Address
Industrialaan 25 Zone Maalbeek
1702 Groot Bijgaarden
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)