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.

About the programme

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?

    • Explore and learn more about the AgriFood sector through our events series.
    • Keep up to date with the latest AgriFood innovations and research for Africa, by subscribing to our newsletter and attending our events.
    • 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.
    • Hear about funding for innovative AgriFood projects between Africa and the UK via our newsletter, including the GCRF AgriFood Africa Innovation Awards.
    • Work with our team to strengthen your application by better understanding the funding landscape, how to write a good application, and by finding the right partners to make your innovation a success.

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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

GCRF AgriFood Africa Innovation Awards

The GCRF AgriFood Africa Innovation Awards provide funding to UK research organisations to collaborate with an African organisation to address AgriFood challenges in Africa.

Find out about the projects that have received funding through Rounds 1, 2 and 3, including projects around aquaculture, crops, food and livestock.

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