|Type of Project||Applied research project|
|Type of Project||Institutional capacity building project|
|Keyword||Food security; Sustainable agriculture; Markets; Dairy production; Micronutrients; Aflatoxin; Climate change|
|Location||Benin; Ghana; Cameroon; Kenya; Senegal; Uganda|
|Budget||11 800 000|
|Main Funder||Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland|
|Coordinator||Natural Resources Institute Finland (LUKE)|
|Project Web Site||http://www.luke.fi/foodafrica|
|Documents||Final Report of the FoodAfrica Programme|
FoodAfrica : Improving Food Security in West and East Africa
FoodAfrica is a research and development Programme enhancing food security in West and East Africa. The objective of the Programme is to provide new knowledge and tools for researchers, decision makers and local farmers to improve local food security. The FoodAfrica Programme is implemented in six countries: Benin, Ghana, Cameroon, Kenya, Senegal, and Uganda.
The overall objective of FoodAfrica is to reduce poverty and improve food security in Western and East Africa. This is done by enhancing the capacity of local researchers and research institutes and by producing new knowledge and tools for researchers, decision makers and farmers to improve local food security.
The emphasis is on high quality research that produces concrete outcomes to benefit a wide range of beneficiaries in the food supply chain and other relevant stakeholders.
- Improved food production and nutrition through research of micronutrient deficiencies
- Sustainable and productive dairy production in Senegal
- Finding agricultural practices and adaptation tools for changing climate in Senegal
- Improving nutrition and food security by enhancing the usage of traditional foods in Benin
- Safer food through risk reduction of mycotoxins within the feed-dairy chain in Kenya
- Improving market access through ICT in Ghana and Uganda
- Innovative extension approaches for vulnerable farmers in Kenya and Cameroon