The project aims to improve the capacity of the participating HEIs in Eastern and Southern Africa to provide practical training and research solutions in food and nutrition sciences. The project will set up a Project management and co-ordination structure and establish academic programs that will be reviewed and tailored to produce highly skilled food and nutrition science graduates. Training programs will be improved through the development of course materials and retooling of technicians and academic staff through short term training. An institutional framework for identifying and responding to stakeholders’ research and training needs will be established in order to improve training and research capacity in food and nutrition sciences at the participating universities. The project will procure and install virtual teaching and learning facilities and establish an e-portal to facilitate collaborative training and research activities for HEIs in Eastern and Southern Africa.