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LEAP-Agri

International Cooperation

LEAP-AGRI - A long term EU-Africa research and innovation partnership on food and nutrition security and sustainable agriculture

LEAP-Agri is a project funded by the Framework Programme Horizon 2020 (2016-2021) and a national contribution to the implementation to the "Roadmap towards a jointly funded EU-Africa Research & Innovation Partnership on Food and Nutrition Security and Sustainable Agriculture" (HLPD Roadmap) contributing for the Joint Africa Europe Strategy. LEAP-Agri is a partnership of 33 organisations, from ten european countries and associated countries and twelve african countries coordinated by Agence Nationale de la Recherce (ANR), France. The LEAP-Agri main objectives are:

  • The preparation and implementation of a joint call for proposals for collaborative R&I projects between European and African partners which will contribute to the coordination and increase of joint activities between R&I institutions, and their programmes across European Union Member States, Associated countries and African countries;
  • The undertaking of other activities, in particular: the identification and test of innovative instruments for alignment and collaboration in research, innovation, capacity strengthening and infrastructure development; the communication and dissemination of results emerging from LEAP-Agri activities; the definition of a joint Strategic Research and Innovation Agenda in the Food and Nutrition Security and Sustainable Agriculture domain; and the consultation and liaison with relevant stakeholder communities, including research, the private sector, civil-society organisations and governments in Europe and Africa.

15th March 2017: Call launch

15th June 2017, 14:00 CEST: deadline pre-proposals submission

7th December 2017, 14:00 CEST: deadline of full proposals submission

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LEAP-Agri TRANSNATIONAL JOINT CALL 2017

Call text for full proposals submission provide information on criteria and topics. Please consult the documents on the yellow box on the right side menu .

Call thematic areas

  • Area 1. Sustainable agricultural production intensification, in relation with social, economic and environmental aspects, including aquaculture;
  • Area 2. Population nutrition and health in relation with agriculture and food systems;
  • Area 3. Access to food, expansion and improvement of agricultural markets and trade, including local and territorial dynamics.

Countries and Funding Agencies participating in the call: African countries: Algeria (DGRSTD-MESRS), Burkina Faso (FONRID), Cameroun (MINRESI), Egypt (MHESR), Ghana (STEPRI-CSIR), Kenya (MOEST), Senegal (MESR), South Africa (NRF), Uganda (UNCST); European countries: Belgium (FWO, FNRS, BELSPO), Finland (AKA), France (ANR, AFD), Germany (BLE, DLR), Nederland (NOW, MINEZ), Norway (RCN), Portugal (FCT), Spain (MINECO), Turkey (TUBITAK); International organisation: CIHEAM-IAMB (based in Italy)

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Contacts

Maria Maia
FCT – Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia
Av. D. Carlos I, 126
1249 – 074 LISBOA
Portugal

Maria.Maia@fct.pt
Phone: (351) 213 911 543

ERA-NET Cofund LEAP-Agri website

http://151.11.24.52/leapagri/index.php/