The LEAP-Agri project is working to establish EU-Africa Research and Innovation partnerships on food and nutrition security and sustainable agriculture. KIT Royal Tropical Institute is supporting two LEAP-Agri projects in Kenya and Uganda.
Across Africa, many, often female-headed, families do not have the resources necessary to meet their basic needs. This increases both their risk of food insecurity and their chances of suffering from malnutrition. Nutrition sensitive agriculture and diversified diets are important strategies for improving nutrition, but little is known about the interlinkages between consumption and production strategies. The understanding of crop diversity and nutrition requires a food system approach that acknowledges these dependencies and the role of the entire value chain.
The LEAP-Agri program is an outcome of a roadmap by the African European High-Level Policy Dialogue on Science, Technology and Innovation. The objective of LEAP-Agri is to establish a long-term flagship EU-Africa Research and Innovation partnership on food and nutrition security and sustainable agriculture.
KIT Royal Tropical Institute is supporting two LEAP-Agri Projects in Kenya and Uganda.