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African European collaborative research on Sustainable Agriculture and Aquaculture and on Food and Nutrition Security

bis 31.08.2017
Europäische Kommission : Horizon 2020
LEAP-Agri is a partnership between partners from 19 European and African countries and the EU aimed at research and innovation for food and nutrition security as well as sustainable agriculture, including aquaculture. The partnership is an ERA-NET co-fund financed by Ministries from these countries with additional finances from the European Commission in support of the EU-Africa High Level Policy Dialogue on Science, Technology and Innovation (STI) and the implementation of the
jointly funded EU-Africa Research and Innovation Partnership.
This call for preliminary proposals invites consortia composed of at least four research organisations and/or private and public practitioners from four of the partner countries (two African and two European) to submit project proposals for research and innovation in the countries concerned with an added value for the EU-AU partnership on food and nutrition security and sustainable agriculture (FNSSA). The proposal development and execution should be driven by local demand and include an approach that contributes to enhancing impact. Specific requirements for applicants may differ between institutes/countries.
Structural objectives This call includes research on technical and organisational, socio-cultural and/or socio-economic issues. Solutions should contribute to income generation and provide selling arguments to producers, service providers as well as young entrepreneurs. The research & innovation (R&I) needs to be relevant to African and European priorities for sustainable agri- and aquaculture, food and nutritional security.
Applications can be submitted by consortia of at least four partners from four of the countries participating in the call. At least 2 African institutions and 2 European institutions in different countries must be part of the consortium.
Next to these four required project partners, additional consortium partners are allowed.

The total finances available for this call for proposals amount to ¤ 27 000 000. Projects can apply for a total budget between ¤ 300 000 and ¤ 1,500 000.
Project duration is 36 months and a total of about 30 projects is expected to be funded.
This call is for preliminary proposals that must be submitted electronically before the deadline, Thursday, 15 June 2017 | 14:00 CEST. The deadline for full proposals will be in November.

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