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Food Security

Food security is one of the global societal challenges we're focused on in the CAAST-Net Plus network. In this section you can search through our growing collection of content about EU-Africa food security research collaboration in a global context. Our event info, news, documents and external links are posted weekly.

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Framework Conditions for Africa-­EU Research and Innovation Cooperation in the Field of Food and Nutrition Security: An Action Research Report
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Framework Conditions for Africa-­EU Research and Innovation Cooperation in the Field of Food and Nutrition Security: An Action Research Report

Africa-EU research and innovation (R&I) cooperation is particularly crucial in the effort to ensure food and nutrition security (FNS) in Africa. Many initiatives have been set up to build the landscape of Africa-EU cooperation. These initiatives provide a dynamic context for bi-regional R&I cooperation in FNS, but it is expected that more and better cooperation could exist if appropriate framework conditions were implemented. The objective of this report is to reflect on the framework conditions that could offer a better enabling environment to foster bi-regional cooperation. [Image credit: CAAST-Net Plus]

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EU-Africa Research and Innovation Cooperation for Food and Nutrition Security: A Review of Programming Experiences and Future Options
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EU-Africa Research and Innovation Cooperation for Food and Nutrition Security: A Review of Programming Experiences and Future Options

This report looks back on some of the different EU-Africa multilateral research and innovation programming experiences, examining their strengths, challenges and outcomes using specific case studies. It proposes a set of key future considerations for national and regional policymakers in order to assist in the optimal realisation of similar initiatives in the future. [Image credit: CAAST-Net Plus]

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CAAST-Net Plus Counts Down
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CAAST-Net Plus Counts Down

CAAST-Net Plus comes to an end this December. Project coordinators Andy Cherry and Eric Mwangi map out some of the goals we'll be tackling before then. [Image credit: Flickr, mr.donb]

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Policy Brief: Bringing Public and Private Sector Actors Closer Together in the Africa-EU Research and Innovation Partnership on Food and Nutrition Security
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Policy Brief: Bringing Public and Private Sector Actors Closer Together in the Africa-EU Research and Innovation Partnership on Food and Nutrition Security

Expectations are high that the brand new research and innovation partnership between Africa and the EU in food and nutrition security and sustainable agriculture will make a tangible contribution to the human development priority area of the Joint Africa-EU Strategy. For this contribution to be realised in both regions and at scale, much stronger linkages need to be forged between publicly financed R&I actors, micro, small and medium-sized enterprises, and large-scale industrial players. How – and how soon – can this goal be achieved? This Policy Brief draws on results of original survey research undertaken by the Ministry of Higher Education and Research, Senegal, as part of its involvement in the CAAST-Net Plus project. [Image credit: CAAST-Net Plus]

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Launched Today: Global Nutrition Report 2016
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Launched Today: Global Nutrition Report 2016

http://l.caast-net-plus.org/jk

The Global Nutrition Report annually assesses country progress against global nutrition targets. According to a press release by the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFRI), the 2016 report “shows 44 percent of countries with data available (57 out of 129 countries) now experience very serious levels of both undernutrition and adult overweight and obesity, and that, despite good progress in some countries, the world is off track to reduce and reverse this trend”. The report is being launched on 14 June 2016 in a number of major cities globally, including Johannesburg, Nairobi and Stockholm. [Image credit: Global Nutrition Report 2016]

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Potential Instruments for Implementing the EU-Africa Research and Innovation Partnership on Food and Nutrition Security and Sustainable Agriculture
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Potential Instruments for Implementing the EU-Africa Research and Innovation Partnership on Food and Nutrition Security and Sustainable Agriculture

CAAST-Net Plus was tasked by the Bureau of the EU-Africa High Level Policy Dialogue (HLPD) on Science, Technology and Innovation (STI) to support the members of the HLPD Bureau’s Working Group 1, South Africa and the United Kingdom, in elaborating a section of the HLPD Expert Working Group’s contribution to a Roadmap for an Africa-EU Research and Innovation Partnership on Food and Nutrition Security and Sustainable Agriculture (‘the Partnership’). Through a desktop review and interviews with key informants, this CAAST-Net Plus report analyses existing EU-Africa R&I projects related to FNSSA and recommends potential instruments for implementing the Partnership over the short-, medium- and long-term.[Image credit: CAAST-Net Plus]

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