The ERA-NET Cofund LEAP-Agri announces a joint call for research on Food and Nutrition Security and Sustainable Agriculture and Aquaculture.
John Sheldon, Flickr, 2012.
LEAP-Agri is a partnership between 24 funding organisations from nine African countries (Algeria, Burkina Faso, Cameroun, Egypt, Ghana, Kenya, Senegal, South Africa and Uganda), nine European countries (Belgium, Finland, France, Germany, Nederland, Norway, Portugal, Spain and Turkey) and an international organization (CIHEAM-IAMB 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 (endorsed by the EU-Africa Summit 2014).
The LEAP-Agri partnership aims to support joint research and innovation projects in Food and Nutrition Security and Sustainable Agriculture and Aquaculture. The total contribution from the partnering African and European countries is €18.5 million, and taking into account the expected European Commission contribution, an overall total of €27.6 million has been earmarked for this joint call. Projects can apply for a total budget between €300 000 and €1.5 million.
Applications should be submitted within the following three main topics of LEAP-Agri:
- 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.
This call invites consortia composed of at least four partners from four of the partner countries (two African and two European) to submit project proposals for research and innovation within the above-mentioned topics. Requirements may differ between institutes/countries. Projects will be supported for a maximum period of 3 years.
The Call follows a two-step approach. As a first step applicants are required to submit (in English) a pre-proposal through an online submission system (opening soon) to be evaluated by an International Review Panel. In a second step, approved consortia will be invited to complete and submit full proposals (in English) to be evaluated by external peer reviewers.
To submit a pre-proposal please click here.
- For the Call, including guidelines for submission, click here;
- For Individual Eligibility Criteria and Funding Regulations per partnering institute/country click here;
- For Frequently Asked Questions click here.