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

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 727201

Status

Ongoing project

  • Start date

    1 June 2017

  • End date

    31 May 2021

Funded under:

H2020-EU.3.2.1.1.

H2020-EU.3.2.1.3.

  • Overall budget:

    € 4 794 632,50

  • EU contribution

    € 4 794 632,50

Coordinated by:

NIBIO - NORSK INSTITUTT FOR BIOOKONOMI

Norway

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.

Coordinator

NIBIO - NORSK INSTITUTT FOR BIOOKONOMI

Address

Hoegskoleveien 7
1430 Aas

Norway

Activity type

Research Organisations

EU Contribution

€ 728 917,50

Participants (15)

International Livestock Research Institute

Kenya

EU Contribution

€ 705 000

HARAMAYA UNIVERSITY

Ethiopia

EU Contribution

€ 186 562,50

KENYA AGRICULTURAL AND LIVESTOCK RESEARCH ORGANISATION

Kenya

EU Contribution

€ 273 500

KENYA NATIONAL FARMER'S FEDERATION

Kenya

EU Contribution

€ 100 000

UNIVERSITY OF MALAWI

Malawi

EU Contribution

€ 128 437,50

SOILS, FOOD AND HEALTHY COMMUNITIES(SFHC) LIMITED

Malawi

EU Contribution

€ 132 312,50

RWANDA AGRICULTURE BOARD

Rwanda

EU Contribution

€ 198 312,50

Sokoine University of Agriculture

Tanzania

EU Contribution

€ 229 562,50

UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DELLA TUSCIA

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 342 375

STICHTING WAGENINGEN RESEARCH

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 365 057,50

NORGES MILJO-OG BIOVITENSKAPLIGE UNIVERSITET

Norway

EU Contribution

€ 385 532,50

AGRICULTURAL RESEARCH COUNCIL (ARC)

South Africa

EU Contribution

€ 380 000

CENTRO INTERNACIONAL DE MEJORAMIENTO DE MAIZ Y TRIGO INT

Mexico

EU Contribution

€ 342 500

KIAG KNOWLEDGE INTELLIGENCE APPLICATIONS GMBH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 212 500

KOPERATIVE IHUZA ABOROZI BA KIJYAMBERE BAFATANYIJE

Rwanda

EU Contribution

€ 84 062,50

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 727201

Status

Ongoing project

  • Start date

    1 June 2017

  • End date

    31 May 2021

Funded under:

H2020-EU.3.2.1.1.

H2020-EU.3.2.1.3.

  • Overall budget:

    € 4 794 632,50

  • EU contribution

    € 4 794 632,50

Coordinated by:

NIBIO - NORSK INSTITUTT FOR BIOOKONOMI

Norway