Africa Networking Session
32nd EFFoST International Conference/AFRICA and Developing countries networking session: Opportunities in H2020
Date: 8 November 2018
Location: Nantes Congress Center
Ensuring the sustainability of food systems requires the introduction of technical and organisational innovations to improve the environment and the efficiency of those involved in the production, processing and marketing of food.
The expected impact, especially in Africa where the development challenges are major, is the well-being and health of the populations then accessing a healthy and diversified diet.
Many multidisciplinary research teams work together in the North and the South to study different factors (biophysical, economic, technological, environmental, etc.) and improve the functioning of supply chains and their environment.
These research projects are supported by Foundations, Governments and the European Union, in particular through its H2020 program which finances resolutely interdisciplinary projects likely to respond to major economic and social challenges. A particular interest is dedicated to the development of innovations close to the market, involving SMEs.
This session, open to all delegates of the 32nd EFFoST International Conference will be an opportunity for food development researchers in the south and in Africa in particular, to share recent research results and to draw up cooperation perspectives in the framework of future calls for projects addressing innovation for the sustainability of food processes and chains.
Thierry Goli, CIRAD, France
Speakers from European and African research centers and networks.