FoodAfrica : Improving Food Security in West and East Africa

Project identifier 77-FOODAFRICA
Project Status finished
Start date 2012-04-01
End date 2018-12-31
Roadmap Theme
  • Agriculture and food systems for nutrition: Improved food value chains
  • Sustainable intensification: Identification and breeding of animals and crops to maintain/increase productivity
  • Sustainable intensification: Organizational innovations
  • Agriculture and food systems for nutrition: Improved nutritional value
  • 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)
    Partners
  • Bioversity International
  • International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI)
  • International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI)
  • International Center for Research in Agroforestry (ICRAF)
  • University of Helsinki
  • Häme University of Applied Sciences (HAMK)
  • Project Web Site http://www.luke.fi/foodafrica
    Documents Final Report of the FoodAfrica Programme

    Description

    Summary:

    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.

    Work packages: