Taking agri-tech skills to Africa: US$2.5mn funding

woman 671909 640Universities and researchers can apply for a share of US$2.5mn to work with researchers and businesses in Africa to address food supply challenges

Three-quarters of the poorest people in Africa live in rural areas and rely on agriculture and livestock for their livelihoods.

They face many challenges, including from climate change and scarcity of resources, demographic changes, changes in diet, and changing markets.

Innovation in agriculture and food systems is low in developing countries. It needs to speed up to meet the challenges.

Innovate UK, part of UK Research and Innovation, has up to US$2.5mn from the Global Challenges Research Fund to support knowledge transfer partnerships between UK researchers and researchers and businesses based in Ghana, Nigeria, Kenya or South Africa.

Knowledge transfer partnerships enable universities, colleges, research technology organisations and catapults to partner with a business or non-profit organisation and bring new skills and thinking to the organisation.

The partnership employs one or two recent graduates with relevant skills, known as an associate, to work in the business.

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