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Improving Food Security in West and East Africa (FoodAfrica I & II)

Food Security Africa

UniPID – Finnish University Partnership for International Development

Titre : Improving Food Security in West and East Africa (FoodAfrica I & II)

Pays/Région : Afrique de l’Ouest et de l’Est

Durée : 1.1.2012 - 1.12.2018

Résumé
FoodAfrica is a research and development Programme enhancing food security in West and East Africa. The objective of the Programme is to provide new knowledge and tools for researchers, decision makers and local farmers to improve local food security. The FoodAfrica Programme is implemented in six countries : Benin, Ghana, Cameroon, Kenya, Senegal, and Uganda. The programme focuses on the following topics : Strengthening capacity for diagnosis and management of soil micronutrient deficiencies in Sub Saharan Africa for improved plant, animal and human nutrition (WP1, more than 20 African countries involved). Dairy cattle breeding in West Africa : identifying and promoting appropriate breeds and breed combinations or genotypes for smallholder farmers (WP2, Senegal). Economic analysis of technologies and targeted policies to reduce vulnerability and building resilience (WP3, Senegal). Enhancing food and nutrition security of vulnerable groups in communities through increased use of local agricultural biodiversity (WP4, Benin) Measuring and mitigating the risk of mycotoxins for poor milk and maize producers and consumers (WP5, Kenya). Improving market access and food security in Africa with information and communication technology (WP6, Ghana & Uganda) Innovative extension approaches for improving food security and livelihoods (WP7, Cameroon & Kenya).

Institution : Natural Resources Institute Finland (Luke)

Partenaires  : Natural Resources Institute Finland (Luke), Bioversity International, International Food Policy Institute (IFPRI), International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI), World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF), HAMK University of applied sciences, University of Helsinki

Financement : Ministry for Foreign Affairs (ICI, HEI-ICI, N-S-S)
Project budget  : More than 2 million euros

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