Call for proposals
This call for proposals provides funding to actions in the following three topics:
• Sustainable agricultural production intensification, in relation with social, economic and environmental aspects, including aquaculture;
• Population nutrition and health in relation with agriculture and food systems;
• Access to food, expansion and improvement of agricultural markets and trade, including local and territorial dynamics.
The LEAP-Agri partnership, as an ERA-NET co-fund, aims to support joint research and innovation projects in food and nutrition security and sustainable agriculture. The total contribution from the partnering African and European countries is € 18.5 million, and taking into account the expected EC contribution, an overall total of € 27.6 million has been earmarked for this joint call.
LEAP-Agri (A Long term EU-Africa research and innovation Partnership on food and nutrition security and sustainable Agriculture) is a partnership between 30 partners including 24 funding organisations from nine African countries (i.e. Algeria, Burkina Faso, Cameroun, Egypt, Ghana, Kenya, Senegal, South Africa and Uganda), nine European countries (i.e. Belgium, Finland, France, Germany, Nederland, Norway, Portugal, Spain and Turkey) and an international organization (i.e. CIHEAM-Bari based in Italy).
This partnership operates under the EU Framework Programme for Research and Innovation Horizon 2020, and its EU-Africa High Level Policy Dialogue on science, technology and innovation, which includes the implementation of the jointly funded EU-Africa Research and Innovation Partnership focusing on food and nutrition security and sustainable agriculture.
More information on the call and LEAP-Agri can be found here.