AgriFood Africa Connect

AgriFood Africa Connect brings innovative people and organisations across the UK and Africa together to address key AgriFood challenges in Africa.

AgriFood Africa Connect brings innovative people and organisations across the UK and Africa together to address key AgriFood challenges in Africa. We build diverse connections across the UK and Africa to drive positive change that aligns with the UK’s Overseas Development Assistance goals.

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AgriFood Africa Connect is part of GCRF AgriFood Africa. GCRF AgriFood Africa is funded by the Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF) and delivered by Innovate UK.  It aims to develop sustainable management of the food production systems in Africa, in a way that reduces poverty, increases economic prosperity and improves well-being in Africa. Click here to find out more about GCRF AgriFood Africa.

Joanna Scales

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Joanna Scales

KTM UK and International AgriFood

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Current AgriFood Africa Connect funding opportunities

GCRF AgriFood Africa Innovation Awards Round 3

Opens: 25/07/2022 Closes: 30/08/2022

The GCRF Agrifood Africa Innovation Awards Round 3 is a £1.3 million funding scheme for collaborative UK/Africa projects to address African AgriFood challenges. Successful applicants will receive a grant of either £20,000 or £30,000 to support their collaborative UK/Africa AgriFood research and i

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Global Incubator Programme: business acceleration for SMEs

Opens: 01/08/2022 Closes: 09/09/2022

An acceleration programme from Innovate UK Edge for innovative SMEs to explore the potential of overseas markets.

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Information Event for African AgriFood Innovation Exchange (iX) Challenges
Recorded: 24th June

Information Event for African AgriFood Innovation Exchange (iX) Challenges

Learn more about our African challenges to find innovative solutions to prevent crop damage by birds and to find affordable solutions for threshing grain.

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African Aquaculture: Challenges and Opportunities

Developing aquaculture in Africa could help feed growing populations with nutritious food and improve economic security, two priorities for the African continent. If planned with sustainability and net zero in mind, aquaculture projects can also help mitigate climate change.

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Programmes related to AgriFood Africa Connect

Agrifood Africa Connect

Agrifood Africa Connect

AgriFood Africa Connect brings innovative people and organisations across the UK and Africa together to address key AgriFood challenges in Africa. We build diverse connections across the UK and Africa to drive positive change that aligns with the UK’s Overseas Development Assistance goals.

AgriFood Africa Connect Map

AgriFood Africa Connect Map

Showcasing the AgriFood innovation landscape in Africa, the AgriFood Africa Connect Map makes it easier for UK and African organisations to collaborate on projects, provides information on the Agriculture and Food (AgriFood) sector across Africa, and helps connect innovators to enable collaboration and address key global challenges.

Global Alliance Africa

Global Alliance Africa

Global Alliance Africa is a six-year project designed to strengthen and scale local innovation and business environments in Kenya, Nigeria and South Africa.