NEWS AND MORE

The FS4Africa project (https://foodsafety4africa.eu/) aims to improve food safety in the informal sector in Africa through a user-driven innovation process involving multiple stakeholders. It focuses on gaining a profound understanding of the informal sector and translating insights into actionable strategies for improvement. Furthermore, FS4Africa seeks to reduce the environmental impact of food production, contributing to a healthier ecosystem and improving ecosystem services.

The project involves open innovation environments in real-life settings, multi-stakeholder participation, and user engagement. FS4Africa will identify food safety approaches, develop policy recommendations, and create a food safety knowledge platform.

AGLOBE Development Center (ADC) will play a crucial role within the FS4Africa project, contributing to the development of Use Case (3), knowledge development, and access to critical infrastructure.

The FS4Africa project is funded by the European Union’s Horizon Europe research and innovation programme and all the information is available on project’s website.

Project Coordination The International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA)

 

Website: https://www.iita.org/

 

Project Communication Foodscale Hub (FSH)

Website: https://foodscalehub.com/

 

 

AGLOBE Development Center Elevates Community Bond with Generous Catfish Contribution from Living Lab

On January 1, 2024, AGLOBE Development Center made a significant contribution by providing catfish to the esteemed elders of the host community. These catfish were nurtured under optimal conditions within the Living Lab, showcasing the Lab’s ability to efficiently raise high-quality fish in a remarkably short timeframe.

 

Sustainable food systems for Africa

The INCiTiS-FOOD is a European Union funded project for creating best- fit agri-food technologies in African cities and towns

 

Bringing together 24 partners across 14 countries in Europe and Africa, the INCiTiS-FOOD aims to improve food and nutrition security in African city regions, develop sustainable food systems and reduce the environmental footprint. To achieve these goals, the project will introduce best- fit agri-food technologies, practices, and novel business models focused on soilless crop farming, recirculating aquaculture systems, and insect farming. 8 Living Labs will be set in 6 African countries, and they will be turned into incubators of innovation and their mission will be to improve food and nutrition security in African city regions.

“Since current African food systems are experiencing severe challenges in delivering desired outcomes and a quarter of those who inhabit African cities remain food insecure and malnourished, we need to redefine and modernize the production. The role of Aglobe Development Center  will be to host one of the Living Laboratories (LL) in Lagos, Nigeria.

– Dr. Emmanuel O. Benjamin, Technical Advisor and consultant, AGLOBE Development Center-

The project will also empower communities through the Open Calls funding, led by the Foodscale Hub, organization experienced in running large-scale international acceleration programs. One million euros will be given to 8 external Local Innovation Hubs (both from countries that participate in the INCiTiS-FOOD project and beyond) and 24 Independent Innovators from 6 countries from 3 African regions (East: Kenya; West: Ghana, Nigeria, Sierra Leone; Central: Cameroon, Gabon) as financial support from the InCiTiS-FOOD project. Beneficiaries of the Cascade Fund will be surveyed to generate empirical evidence on the co-benefits of the INCiTiS-FOOD project technologies and business models, which will guide urban food policy roadmaps.

The project will have a larger societal impact by gathering Universities, NGOs, SMEs, banking intermediaries and many more in a joint mission to create viable practices, inclusive jobs, sustainable income and healthy environment for humans and animals.

The INCiTiS-FOOD project is co-funded by the European Union’s Horizon Europe research and innovation programme and all the information is available on project’s website, as well as Facebook, Linkedin, Twitter, Instagram and Youtube.

 

Project Coordination Prof. Dr Gertrud Buchenrieder

UNIVERSITAET DER BUNDESWEHR MÜNCHEN

Werner-Heisenberg-Weg 39 85577 Neubiberg

Email: gertrud.buchenrieder@unibw.de

Project Communication Prof. Dr. Mladen Radišić

Foodscale Hub

Narodnog fronta 73, Novi Sad 21000, Serbia

Email: mladen@foodscalehub.com

 

 

Disclaimer

Co-funded by the European Union. Views and opinions expressed are however those of the author(s) only and do not necessarily reflect those of the European Union or Research Executive Agency. Neither the European Union nor the granting authority can be held responsible for them.

AGLOBE DEVELOPEMENT CENTER Signed a Memorandum of Unterstanding (MOU) with the Bundeswehr University Munich (https://www.unibw.de) and Aquaponik Manufaktur GmbH (https://www.aquaponik-manufaktur.de), Germany, in 2021 and 2022, respectively.

Dr. Emmanuel O. Benjamin was a visiting expert to AGLOBE DEVELOPEMENT CENTER from March 2022 to May 2022 in collaboration and partnership with RFISHERIES Nigeria Limited with financial support from Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ), Germany.

 

Collaboration with dtec.bw ROLORAN https://www.unibw.de/software-security/forschung/roloran and handing over of (modified) sensor to Aglobe Development Center to use as a case study in the INCiTiS-FOOD project. Modification of the device is related to extension of the software to accommodate other devices and compatibility with Tuya as well as other software.

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