This was the pivotal question in workshop on the role of non-traditional funding partners in food and nutrition security and sustainable agriculture (FNSSA), organised on the occasion of the Academy of Science of South Africa’s (ASSAf) Science Business Society Dialogue Conference in December 2016. South Africa’s Department of Science and Technology (DST) organizsed this workshop as part of the Research and Innovation Network for Europe and Africa (RINEA) project. More than 40 representatives from the private sector, research community, non-governmental organisations, philanthropy and policy-making institutions discussed how to create linkages in addressing matters related to research and development in FNSSA.
The results of the workshop are summarised in the report: The Role of Non-traditional Funding Partners in Food and Nutrition Security and Sustainable Agriculture.
In April 2016, African and European heads of state adopted the Africa-EU research and innovation (R&I) Roadmap on food and nutrition security and sustainable agriculture (FNSSA) to reinforce the Africa-EU R&I partnership. The Roadmap was designed to be a co-owned and jointly funded initiative, that sought to tackle mutual challenges within the FNSSA field.