Solving African AgriFood challenges through research collaboration

Hear from projects that have been funded through Round 1 of the AgriFood Africa Innovation Awards.

The AgriFood Africa Innovation Awards Round 1 provided funding to UK research organisations to collaborate with an African organisation to address AgriFood challenges in Africa. The awards are part of AgriFood Africa Connect, which brings innovative people and organisations across the UK and Africa together to solve key AgriFood challenges across the continent.

Round 3 of the AgriFood Africa Innovation Awards is open until 30 August 2022.

Hear from projects that have been funded through Round 1 of the AgriFood Africa Innovation Awards.

CassavaBags for improved gari making efficiency

Prof Abdul Rasaq Adebowale – Food Processing and Storage Technology – Federal University of Agriculture, Nigeria
Prof Ben Bennett – Natural Resources Institute, University of Greenwich, UK

Improving teff agronomic performance to ensure food security in Ethiopia

Stephanie Swarbreck – NIAB, UK
Kebebew Assefa – Ethiopian Institute for Agricultural Research, Africa

Upgrading flatbed dryers with a solar-powered system for African smallholders

Dr Marcelo Precoppe – Natural Resources Institute, University of Greenwich, UK
Peter Chisawillo – Intermech Engineering Ltd, Africa

Soil and Crop Improvement Technologies for Cowpea Production in Zimbabwe

Dr Stephen Chivasa – Biosciences Department – University of Durham, UK
Maureen Vere – Verager (pvt) Ltd, Africa

The benefits of collaboration between the UK and Africa

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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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