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AgriFood Africa (GCRF)

The Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF) is a £1.5 billion fund to support cutting-edge research which addresses the problems faced by developing countries. GCRF forms part of the UK’s Official Development Assistance (ODA) commitment.

The GCRF AgriFood Africa Programme, launched in London, December 2019, aims to realise sustainable management of the food production systems in Africa in a way that alleviates poverty, enhances economic prosperity and delivers improved wellbeing.

Target long term outcomes of the programme include:

● Developing sustainable intensification of African agriculture
● Improving human health and diversity of diets and nutrition
● Impacting positively on rural income and food security
● Facilitating increased trade activity in agricultural products

Africa-UK AgriFood Innovation Mission 2020

The virtual missions are the next stage in the delivery of the GCRF AgriFood Africa programme. These missions continue the effort to build a community of stakeholders from numerous African countries and the UK, to realise sustainable management of the food production systems in Africa in a way that alleviates poverty, enhances economic prosperity and delivers improved well-being.

Sign up to become a member of the GCRF Agrifood Africa Network.


View GCRF AgriFood Africa Innovation Mission 2020 Output Summary Reports:
Collaboration and partnerships between Sub-Saharan Africa and the UK

Our AgriFood Africa (GCRF) Expert

Tim Messeder

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Funding Opportunities

GCRF AgriFood Africa Innovation Awards Competition

KTN is pleased to announce a further call for GCRF AgriFood Africa Innovation Awards to encourage UK research partners to address AgriFood challenges in Africa. In total, up to £800k will be available to support a maximum of 20 awards.

Opens: 15/09/2020 Closes: 10/11/2020

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Agri-tech Catalyst round 10: agriculture and food systems, early stage

Early stage feasibility studies

UK registered organisations can apply for a share of up to £2.5 million to work on agri-tech and food chain innovations in Africa.

Opens: 20/07/2020 Closes: 21/10/2020

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Recorded: 25th August

Africa-UK AgriFood Innovation Mission 2020 - Week 6

KTN and Innovate UK are pleased to launch stage two of the virtual missions in July and August as part of the GCRF AgriFood Africa Programme.

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News

21.08.2020

From apples to Youtube, a 3-months placement with the GCRF AgriFood Africa Programme

Carlota, a PhD student who’s recently completed a placement with the KTN AgriFood team, shares her experience.

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16.09.2020

Africa-UK AgriFood Innovation Online Missions - June 2020

The GCRF AgriFood Africa team have produced a report to highlight the outcomes of the first three weeks of the Virtual Missions that took place in Summer 2020. The report covers the Southern and Central, Eastern and Western regions of Africa.

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