LEAP-Agri - Call Announcement

Date: 14 February 2017

LEAP-Agri is a partnership between 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-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, as an ERA-NET co-fund financed by institutes and ministries from the above-mentioned countries with additional finances from the European Commission, 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. Projects can apply for a total budget between € 300 000 and € 1.5 million.

Foci of the Call

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.

For further information on this call please click here for the call, including guidelines for submission.