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 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.

How can AgriFood Africa Connect help you? 

Get expert insight into topics relevant to AgriFood in Africa

  • Explore and learn more about the AgriFood sector through our events series. For example, our 2020 Virtual Missions.
  • Keep up to date with the latest AgriFood innovations and research for Africa, by subscribing to our newsletter and attending our events.

Make valuable connections to fast track your AgriFood innovation 

  • Build powerful connections through our online networking events and LinkedIn group.
  • Raise awareness of your innovative project through opportunities to showcase what you’re doing to the rest of the network.
  • Understand and visualise the African AgriFood sector as a whole, make better connections and identify partners thanks to our AgriFood Africa Map.
  • Get support from the network to find partners for funding bids or collaboration

Increase your chances to secure funding for your AgriFood innovation

  • Get news via our newsletter about funding for innovative AgriFood projects in Africa through aligned funding schemes like the AgriTech Catalyst, the AgriFood Africa Connect Innovation Awards, and the AgriFood Africa Knowledge Transfer Partnerships.
  • Find out more about other funding opportunities from the UK Government, funders, and charities.
  • Work with KTN to strengthen your application by better understanding the funding landscape, how to plan and develop a good application, and by finding the right partners to make your innovation a success

Keep up to date with AgriFood Africa Connect 

Click here to sign up to our newsletter. You’ll be the first to hear about the latest relevant events and funding opportunities.

What are the goals of AgriFood Africa Connect?

Accelerating ambitious ideas into real-world solutions is at the heart of what we do. To create positive change, all of our activities are motivated by the following goals, set as part of GCRF AgriFood Africa:

  • Developing sustainable intensification of African agriculture
  • Improving human health and the diversity of diets and nutrition
  • Having a positive impact on rural income and food security
  • Facilitating increased trade activity in agricultural products

Find out more 

GCRF AgriFood Africa
AgriFood Africa Connect Virtual Missions
AgriFood Africa Connect Map
AgriFood Africa Connect Innovation Awards
Sign-up to our AgriFood Africa Connect newsletter

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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Related Events and Recordings


Breeding approaches for African Forgotten Foods

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African Aquaculture: Challenges and opportunities

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African AgriFood iX Challenges - Online Information Session

12.00 - 14.00 | Online

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