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Integrated Nitrogen Studies in Africa

Project description

Keeping Africa’s nitrogen flows in check

The rusty red soil found in many parts of Africa is deficient in nutrients like nitrogen. Replenishing the nitrogen is vital to ensure crop yields do not continue to decline; however too much nitrogen may also be damageable for air, water and soil quality. Improving nitrogen flows and budgets can play a crucial role in agricultural production and in nitrogen release to the environment, since they are used as tools for estimating mining or accumulation. The EU-funded INSA project will create an interoperable platform on nitrogen in Africa, raising awareness of challenges, risks and opportunities for improved nitrogen management. A network of scientists from Europe and Africa will drive a preliminary nitrogen assessment in Africa. This will help in developing innovative aspects of research on targeted questions, to sustain a dialogue between different communities of researchers, to transfer information to the public and to reinforce educational activities.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/economics and business/economics/sustainable economy
  • /natural sciences/chemical sciences/inorganic chemistry/inorganic compounds
  • /natural sciences/earth and related environmental sciences/soil science
  • /engineering and technology/other engineering and technologies/food and beverages/food safety

Call for proposal

H2020-MSCA-RISE-2019
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Funding Scheme

MSCA-RISE - Marie Skłodowska-Curie Research and Innovation Staff Exchange (RISE)

Coordinator

UNIVERSITE PAUL SABATIER TOULOUSE III
Address
Route De Narbonne 118
31062 Toulouse Cedex 9
France
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 809 600

Participants (6)

UNIVERSITEIT GENT
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 78 200
Address
Sint Pietersnieuwstraat 25
9000 Gent
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
AARHUS UNIVERSITET
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 50 600
Address
Nordre Ringgade 1
8000 Aarhus C
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
KARLSRUHER INSTITUT FUER TECHNOLOGIE
Germany
EU contribution
€ 119 600
Address
Kaiserstrasse 12
76131 Karlsruhe
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
JUSTUS-LIEBIG-UNIVERSITAET GIESSEN
Germany
EU contribution
€ 64 400
Address
Ludwigstrasse 23
35390 Giessen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
STICHTING IHE DELFT INSTITUTE FOR WATER EDUCATION
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 41 400
Address
Westvest 7
2611 AX Delft
Activity type
Research Organisations
LES PETITS DEBROUILLARDS OCCITANIE
France
EU contribution
€ 78 200
Address
49 Bd Berthelot
34000 Montpellier
Activity type
Other

Partners (8)

UNIVERSITE FELIX HOUPHOUET BOIGNY
Côte d’Ivoire
Address
Boulevard De L'universite
00225 Abidjan
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
NOORDWES-UNIVERSITEIT
South Africa
Address
Hoffman Street 11
2531 Potchefstroom
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITE D'ABOMEY-CALAVI
Benin
Address
Campus Universitaires D Abomey
01 Abomey Calavi
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
INSTITUT SENEGALAIS DE RECHERCHES AGRICOLES
Senegal
Address
Route Des Hydrocarbures
3120 Dakar
Activity type
Research Organisations
International Livestock Research Institute
Kenya
Address
Old Naivasha Rd
00100 Nairobi
Activity type
Research Organisations
MINISTRY OF WATER AND SANITATION
Kenya
Address
Maji House Ngong Road
00100 Nairobi
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
OBAFEMI AWOLOWO UNIVERSITY
Nigeria
Address
Obafemi Awolowo University
220005 Ile Ife
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
INTERNATIONAL INSTITUTE OF TROPICAL AGRICULTURE
Nigeria
Address
Idi-ose Oyo Road
200001 Ibadan
Activity type
Research Organisations