Funding is available for UK and African organisations to collaborate on research projects that address AgriFood challenges in Africa. 

This funding comes from a €350 million initiative to boost Africa-Europe research collaborations, as part of the Horizon Europe funding programme.  

Several funding calls will open on 28th October 2021. The calls will include topics such as EU-Africa collaboration to combat malnutrition, investigate the water-energy-food nexus, and model energy systems. 

Watch our short video about the Horizon Europe programme and the 2022 AgriFood calls

 

Key Dates
Calls open: 28th October 2021
Deadline: 15th February 2022

 

Eligibility criteria

UK

The UK is still able to access research and innovation funding through Horizon Europe. The European Commission has published a useful FAQ document answering key questions about UK applicants eligibility. 

 

Africa

The calls here require consortia to include entities from African countries. Click here to see a list of eligible African countries (page 13). 

 

Upcoming funding competitions

Agro-ecological approaches in African agriculture systems

Consortia requirements:

  • 3 independent legal entities from different Member or Horizon Europe Associated States. 
  • Plus consortia must include at least 8 independent legal entities established in Africa. The places of establishment of at least 5 of these legal entities must be in the same geographical region of Africa.
  • Minimum Consortia 11 partners.

Overall budget: EUR 28.00M

Expected budget per project: EUR 7M

Full funding call name: HORIZON-CL6-2022-FARM2FORK-01-12: Agro-ecological approaches in African agriculture systems. 

Click here for more information on the scope of this funding call. 

 

AU-EU Combating all forms of malnutrition

Consortia requirements:

  • 3 independent legal entities from different Member or Horizon Europe Associated States. 
  • Plus consortia must include at least 5 independent legal entities established in Africa. The places of establishment of these legal entities must cover at least 3 different specific regions in Africa
  • Minimum Consortia 8 partners

Overall budget: EUR 11M

Expected budget per project: EUR 11M

Full funding call name: HORIZON-CL6-2022-FARM2FORK-01-13: AU-EU Combating all forms of malnutrition

Click here for more information on the scope of this funding call. 

 

African food cities

Consortia requirements:

  • 3 independent legal entities from different Member or Horizon Europe Associated States.
  • Plus consortia must include at least 5 independent legal entities established in Africa. The places of establishment of these legal entities must cover at least 3 different specific regions in Africa
  • Minimum Consortia 8 partners

Overall budget: EUR 12M

Expected budget per project: EUR 6M

Full funding call name: HORIZON-CL6-2022-FARM2FORK-01-14: African food cities   

Click here for more information on the scope of this funding call. 

 

Support for international research on infectious animal diseases

Consortia requirements:

  • Legal entities established in non-associated third countries may exceptionally participate in this call topic.

Overall budget: EUR 3M

Expected budget per project: EUR 3M

Full funding call name: HORIZON-CL6-2022-FARM2FORK-01-15: Support for international research on infectious animal diseases   

Click here for more information on the scope of this funding call. 

 

For the most up to date information, always refer to the Work Programme

 

If you would like more information about these funding calls or help to build a consortia to apply, get in touch with our team. 

Joanna Scales
UK and International AgriFood
joanna.scales@ktn-uk.org

Jane Watkins
European Programmes
Jane.watkins@ktn-uk.org

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