Long-term EU-AU Research and Innovation Partnership for Food and Nutrition Security and Sustainable Agriculture (LEAP4FNSSA)

Research summary

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).

Description

LEAP4FNSSA operates under under the aegis of the High Level Policy Dialogue (HLPD) and its Bureau and builds upon former EU funded projects such as RINEA, CAAST-Net Plus, ProIntensAfrica and linking with the ongoing ERANet Cofund LEAP-Agri, Leap4FNSSA aims to achieve its main objective through:

> Increased synergies and coherence between actors, research and innovation projects, initiatives and programmes, through the development of institutional alliances and
clusters of projects.
> An enhanced learning environment and large knowledge base, including monitoring and evaluation activities, and established communication and links between different
initiatives in order to improve European-African cooperation in Science, Technology and Innovation (STI).
> A well-established long term sustainable partnership and co-funding mechanism.

Main Actions:

Support - Supporting the Bureau of the AU-EU HLPD in implementing the FNSSA Road- map;
Create - Creating strategic alliances of actors committed to align their R&I activities to the FNSSA Roadmap;
Strengthen - Strengthening the knowledge base to increase the efficiency of the AU-EU Re- search and Innovation Partnership on FNSSA; and
Facilitate - Strengthening the knowledge base to increase the efficiency of the AU-EU Re- search and Innovation Partnership on FNSSA.

Expected Impacts

A substantial contribution to the implementation of the AU-EU HLPD Road- map on FNSSA by organizing and offering relevant and efficient support to the AU-EU HLPD Bureau;
A structured long-term Partnership between diverse actors dedicated to the implementation of the HLPD Roadmap, including a governance system for the Platform;
Coherence, synergy and optimization of R&I projects and programmes in the FNSSA domain by creating a true cluster of projects; and
Innovation in agricultural systems based on the utilization of R&I outputs.

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Research title
Long-term EU-AU Research and Innovation Partnership for Food and Nutrition Security and Sustainable Agriculture (LEAP4FNSSA)

Research timeline
1.11.2018 - 1.10.2000

Keywords
au-eu collaboration caast-net coordination fnssa roadmap hlp dialogue - hlpd innovation partnership research partnership rinea support action

Region
Africa

Countries
Array

Institution
University of Jyväskylä
Department of Philosophy and Social Science
Jyväskylä, Finland

Funding instrument
European Union Funding

Project budget
More than 2 million euros

Head of research
Melissa Plath

Research team
Melissa Plath

Partners
University of Jyväskylä, Finalnd; Centre de Cooperation Internationale en Recherche Agronomique Pour Ledeveloppement - C.I.R.A.D. EPIC, France; Luonnonvarakeskus, Finland; Bundesanstalt für Landwirtschaft und Ernährung, Germany + 24 International Partner Institutions

Contact information
Melissa Plath
+358 40 024 8075
melissa.plath@jyu.fi
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Record last updated
8.3.2019