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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-2016-2017

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Sub call

H2020-SFS-2016-2

Coordinator

NIBIO - NORSK INSTITUTT FOR BIOOKONOMI
Net EU contribution
€ 710 167,50
Address
Hoegskoleveien 7
1430 Aas
Norway

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Region
Norge Oslo og Viken Viken
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 710 167,50

Participants (15)

International Livestock Research Institute
Kenya
Net EU contribution
€ 705 000,00
Other funding
€ 705 000,00
HARAMAYA UNIVERSITY
Ethiopia
Net EU contribution
€ 186 562,50
Address
Haramaya University
1000 Dire Dawa

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Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 186 562,50
KENYA AGRICULTURAL AND LIVESTOCK RESEARCH ORGANISATION
Kenya
Net EU contribution
€ 273 500,00
Address
Kaptagat Road Kalro Headquarters Loresho
00200 Nairobi

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Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 273 500,00
KENYA NATIONAL FARMER'S FEDERATION
Kenya
Net EU contribution
€ 100 000,00
Address
Farmers'conference Centre Off Dagoretti Thogoto Mutarakwa Road
00100 Nairobi

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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
Other
Other funding
€ 100 000,00
UNIVERSITY OF MALAWI
Malawi
Net EU contribution
€ 128 437,50
Other funding
€ 128 437,50
SOILS, FOOD AND HEALTHY COMMUNITIES(SFHC) LIMITED
Malawi
Net EU contribution
€ 132 312,50
Address
Ekwendeni-ezondweni Road Near Kaweche Estates
Ekwendeni

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Activity type
Other
Other funding
€ 132 312,50
RWANDA AGRICULTURE AND ANIMAL RESOURCES DEVELOPMENT BOARD
Rwanda
Net EU contribution
€ 198 312,50
Address
K K 18 Ave Rubilizi Kicukiro Distr
5016 Kigali

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Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 198 312,50
Sokoine University of Agriculture
Tanzania
Net EU contribution
€ 229 562,50
Address
Sokoine University Of Agriculture
Morogoro

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Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 229 562,50
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DELLA TUSCIA
Italy
Net EU contribution
€ 342 375,00
Address
Via S Maria In Gradi 4
01100 Viterbo

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Region
Centro (IT) Lazio Viterbo
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 342 375,00
STICHTING WAGENINGEN RESEARCH
Netherlands
Net EU contribution
€ 365 057,50
Address
Droevendaalsesteeg 4
6708 PB Wageningen

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Region
Oost-Nederland Gelderland Veluwe
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 365 057,50
NORGES MILJO-OG BIOVITENSKAPLIGE UNIVERSITET
Norway
Net EU contribution
€ 385 532,50
Address
Universitetstunet 3
1433 As

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Region
Norge Oslo og Viken Viken
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 385 532,50
AGRICULTURAL RESEARCH COUNCIL INSTITUTE FOR SOIL CLIMATE AND WATER
South Africa
Net EU contribution
€ 398 750,00
Other funding
€ 398 750,00
CENTRO INTERNACIONAL DE MEJORAMIENTO DE MAIZ Y TRIGO INT
Mexico
Net EU contribution
€ 342 500,00
Address
Km 45 Carretera Mexico-veracruz
56130 Estado De Mexico

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Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 342 500,00
KIAG KNOWLEDGE INTELLIGENCE APPLICATIONS GMBH
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 212 500,00
Address
Kaiserplatz 17
53113 Bonn

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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
Region
Nordrhein-Westfalen Köln Bonn, Kreisfreie Stadt
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 212 500,00
KOPERATIVE IHUZA ABOROZI BA KIJYAMBERE BAFATANYIJE
Rwanda
Net EU contribution
€ 84 062,50
Address
Kageyo Sector Gicumbi District Northern Province
Byumba

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Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 84 062,50