EU-Africa R&I Partnership

FoodLAND will contribute to the reinforcement of the long-standing relationships between EU and African Universities as well as to the enhancement of their research cooperation on sustainable agriculture and food and nutrition security. A joint effort among partners will focus on strengthening the relationships and collaboration with previous and current RIA projects aimed to the improvement of food production and nutrition in Africa.

FoodLAND will also organize joint matchmaking meetings and events in order to boost the exchange of knowledge and information among relevant projects, and open research collaborations with the scientific community as a whole.

These are the projects FoodLAND has established a cooperation agreement, and the history of cooperation carried out so far.

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LEAP4FNSSA

LEAP4FNSSA is a Coordination and Support Action (CSA) whose main objective is to provide a tool for European and African institutions to engage in a Sustainable Partnership Platform for research and innovation on Food and Nutrition Security, and Sustainable Agriculture (FNSSA). It is funded by the European Union Horizon2020 programme.

Involved African countries: whole Africa.

Website: www.leap4fnssa.eu

HealthyFoodAfrica

HealthyFoodAfrica is a research & innovation project aiming at more sustainable, equitable and resilient food systems in 10 African cities. Its overall goal is to make food systems in 10 African cities in six countries more sustainable, equitable and resilient by reconnecting food production and food consumption in effective ways. The context-specific insights gained through 10 localized Food System Labs will be analysed through five thematic focuses. It is funded by the European Union Horizon2020 programme.

Involved African countries: Benin, Ghana, Ethiopia, Uganda, Kenya and Zambia.

Website: healthyfoodafrica.eu/

InnoFoodAfrica

InnoFoodAfrica will explore, develop and demonstrate optimal solutions for cropping practices, processing and productisation of crops to foodstuffs and bio-packagings via new value chains to markets. It will enhance adoption of nutritionally balanced food consumption in urban Africa and create opportunities to launch the new foodstuffs to international markets. It is funded by the European Union Horizon2020 programme.

Involved African countries: Ethiopia, Kenya, South Africa and Uganda

Website: healthyfoodafrica.eu/

HISTORY OF COOPERATION

  • Partnership agreement with the LEAP4FNSSA project at a very early stage of the FoodLAND project
  • Inclusion of FoodLAND in the FNSSA project database.
  • December 2020: Cooperation meeting with HealthyFoodAfrica and InnoFoodAfrica projects
  • February 2021: Cooperation meeting with HealthyFoodAfrica and InnoFoodAfrica projects. It is agreed among all projects to use some common hashtags on social media: #H2020#innovation#FoodAfrica