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Support to the implementation of the Long-term EU-AU Research and Innovation Partnership for Food and Nutrition Security and Sustainable Agriculture
// Leap4FNSSA //

November 2018 - October 2022

Project Summary

LEAP4FNSSA is a Coordination and Support Action (CSA) that aims at establishing a Europe-Africa International Research Consortium (IRC). The IRC will provide a tool for all European and African institutions ready to engage in a sustainable partnership platform for research and innovation on Food and Nutrition Security and Sustainable Agriculture (FNSSA)
  • Establish a sustainable structure, or ‘Platform’, for the efficient and coherent implementation of the African-European Research and Innovation Partnership
  • Increase the synergies and coherence between actors, research and innovation projects, initiatives and programmes, through the development of institutional alliances and clusters of projects; 
  • Develop a learning environment and a large knowledge base, including monitoring and evaluation activities, creating communication and links between different initiatives to improve STI cooperation; 
  • Establish a long-term and sustainable governance and funding mechanism for the Platform
  • Support the Bureau of the AU-EU HLPD in implementing the FNSSA Roadmap;
  • Create strategic alliances of actors committed to aligning their R&I activities to the FNSSA Roadmap, improving the coherence between the various projects, programmes, and policies, and setting up sustainable joint funding mechanisms;
  • Strengthen the knowledge base to increase the efficiency of the AU-EU Research and Innovation Partnership on FNSSA, by developing new instruments for data analysis, supporting existing knowledge networks, and enhancing capacities for data management and communication;
  • Facilitate within the relevant FNSSA research and innovation networks, the dissemination of information already existing or generated by the CSA project and the partners

Source of funding : Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation Program – H2020-SFS-2018-1 (Grant Agreement no. 817663) - European Union
Total budget : 5 135 106,00 €
Partners :
  • Universitaet fuer Bodenkultur Wien (BOKU) - Austria
  • Fonds National de la Recherche et de l'Innovation pour le Developpement (FONRID) - Burkina Faso
  • Ceska Zemedelska Univerzita V Praze (CULS) - Repubblica Ceca
  • Kobenhavns Universitet (UCPH) - Danimarca
  • Kobenhavns Universitet (UCPH) - Danimarca
  • Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research (MHESR) - Yemen
  • African Union – Union Africaine - The African Observatory for Science Technology and Innovation (AOSTI) - Guinea Equatoriale
  • Agence Nationale de la Recherche (ANR) - Francia
  • Universitaet Hohenheim (UHOH) - Germania
  • Agricultural Research Council (ARC) - Sudafrica
  • Department of Science and Technology (DST) - Sudafrica
  • National Research Foundation (NRF) - Sudafrica
  • Stichting Wageningen Research (WR) - Paesi Bassi