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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.

Call for proposal

H2020-SFS-2018-2020

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Sub call

H2020-SFS-2019-2

Coordinator

TEKNOLOGIAN TUTKIMUSKESKUS VTT OY
Net EU contribution
€ 1 625 455,00
Address
Tekniikantie 21
02150 Espoo
Finland

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Region
Manner-Suomi Helsinki-Uusimaa Helsinki-Uusimaa
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 0,00

Participants (19)

UNIVERSITY OF PRETORIA
South Africa
Net EU contribution
€ 745 981,25
Other funding
€ 0,00
NOFIMA AS
Norway
Net EU contribution
€ 752 250,00
Address
Muninbakken 9-13
9291 Tromso

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Region
Norge Nord-Norge Troms og Finnmark
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 0,00
MAKERERE UNIVERSITY
Uganda
Net EU contribution
€ 292 500,00
Address
Main Campus
256 Kampala

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Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 0,00
INSTITUT NATIONAL D'ENSEIGNEMENT SUPERIEUR POUR L'AGRICULTURE, L'ALIMENTATION ET L'ENVIRONNEMENT
France
Net EU contribution
€ 307 812,50
Address
42 Rue Scheffer
75116 Paris 16

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Region
Ile-de-France Ile-de-France Paris
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 0,00
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.

INSTITUT NATIONAL DE RECHERCHE POUR L'AGRICULTURE, L'ALIMENTATION ET L'ENVIRONNEMENT
France
Net EU contribution
€ 177 812,50
Address
147 Rue De L'universite
75007 Paris Cedex 07

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Region
Ile-de-France Ile-de-France Paris
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 0,00
ADDIS ABABA UNIVERSITY
Ethiopia
Net EU contribution
€ 202 500,00
Address
Addis Ababa University
1176 Addis Ababa

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Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 0,00
HELSINGIN YLIOPISTO
Finland
Net EU contribution
€ 770 330,00
Address
Yliopistonkatu 3
00014 Helsingin Yliopisto

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Region
Manner-Suomi Helsinki-Uusimaa Helsinki-Uusimaa
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 0,00
CHUKA UNIVERSITY
Kenya
Net EU contribution
€ 123 750,00
Address
Nairobi Meru Road
60400 Chuka

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Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 0,00
UNIVERSITY OF NAIROBI ENTERPRISES AND SERVICES LIMITED
Kenya
Net EU contribution
€ 138 125,00
Address
Arboretum Drive Off State House Road
00200 Nairobi

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Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 0,00
KENYA INDUSTRIAL RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT INSTITUTE

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Kenya
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Other funding
€ 0,00
ORGANISATION FOR SOCIAL SCIENCE RESEARCH IN EASTERN AND SOUTHERN AFRICA
Ethiopia
Net EU contribution
€ 146 250,00
Address
Addis Ababa University Main Campus, Sidist Kilo
Addis Ababa

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Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 0,00
AMHARA NATIONAL REGION AGRICULTURALRESEARCH INSTITUTE
Ethiopia
Net EU contribution
€ 143 125,00
Address
Bahir Dar
1000 Bahir Dar

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Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 0,00
GUTS AGRO INDUSTRY PLC
Ethiopia
Net EU contribution
€ 50 625,00
Address
Bishoftu Kurkura Kebele Oromia
Addis Ababa

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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
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 0,00
AFRICA HARVEST BIOTECH FOUNDATION INTERNATIONAL
Kenya
Net EU contribution
€ 313 125,00
Address
Lower Kabete Rd, Spring Valley Business Park, Bloc 2nd Floor, Suite 6
00621 Nairobi

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Activity type
Other
Other funding
€ 0,00
UGANDA MANUFACTURERS ASSOCIATION
Uganda
Net EU contribution
€ 73 750,00
Other funding
€ 0,00
FOOD & NUTRITION SOLUTIONS LIMITED
Uganda
Net EU contribution
€ 56 250,00
Address
Food Science Building, Makerere University
Kampala

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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
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 0,00
KULIKA UGANDA
Uganda
Net EU contribution
€ 121 250,00
Other funding
€ 0,00
DELPHIUS TECHNOLOGIES AND CONSULTANCY CC
South Africa
Net EU contribution
€ 62 025,00
Address
Fernridge Office Park 5 Hunter Street
2194 Randburg

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Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 0,00
PURATOS NV
Belgium
Net EU contribution
€ 362 977,50
Address
Industrialaan 25 Zone Maalbeek
1702 Groot Bijgaarden

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Region
Vlaams Gewest Prov. Vlaams-Brabant Arr. Halle-Vilvoorde
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 0,00