As part of the Horizon 2020 Programme, Universities, Research Institutes, NGO's, Enterprises and other partners from Europe and Africa have joined in a consortium to create the EWA-BELT project.
This research project aims to find better solutions on Sustainable Intensification in agriculture concerning production, soil conservation, water management, plant genetics and agroforesty systems; problems related to phytopathology, fungal diseases and food storage represent one of the main challenges.
Furthermore, the Consortium aspires to create concrete solutions in the field of food security. The multilevel activity of the partners allows a multifaceted analysis of relevant problems in East and West Africa. Moreover, an exchange experience of best practices and expertise is generated, thus realizing a real belt of interchange on sustainable intensification solutions between different agricultural African System.
Where We Are
University of Makeni
The University of Makeni, is a Catholic University established through an act of law as a private university accredited as the Fatima Institute since 2005, with its legal status as the University of Makeni over two campuses in Makeni in 2009 while keeping Fatima as the main campus identification.
Kenya Agricultural and Livestock Research Organisation (KALRO) is the premier agricultural research organisation in Kenya. It is comprised of 16 semi-autonomous research institutes spread across the country. NON-RUMINANT RESEARCH INSTITUTE – (KALRO-KAKAMEGA) situated in western Kenya is one of the Research Institutes at KALRO.
University of Nairobi
The University of Nairobi (UoN) is the oldest and largest public University in Kenya. It is constituted of six colleges: College of Architecture and Engineering, College of Health Sciences. College of Biological and Physical Sciences, College of Humanities and Social Sciences, College of Agriculture and Veterinary Sciences and College of Education and External Studies.
OCCAM – Observatory on Digital Communication - is a Non-Profit Organization, established by UNESCO. It is associated with the United Nations Department of Public Information and in Special Consultative Status at the UN Social and Economic Council (ECOSOC). As such, it has a permanent secretariat at the UNHQ in New York.
TARI was established by the parliamentary Act No. 10 of 2016 to enhance the strengthening of agricultural research system in Tanzania. It is a semi-autonomous body under the Ministry of Agriculture responsible for all agricultural research activities conducted by the National Agricultural Research System (NARS) in Tanzania.
IRD (Institut de Recherche pour le Développement)
IRD (Institut de Recherche pour le Développement / the French National Research Institute for Sustainable Development) is an internationally recognised multidisciplinary organisation, working mainly in partnership with countries in the Mediterranean and intertropical zone.
World Agroforestry (ICRAF) is a centre of science and development excellence that harnesses the benefits of trees for people and the environment. Leveraging the world’s largest repository of agroforestry science and information, we develop knowledge practices, from farmers’ fields to the global sphere, to ensure food security and environmental sustainability.
The Savanna Agricultural Research Institute (SARI) is one of the 13 research institutes of the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR). The mandate of the CSIR-SARI is “to provide farmers in the Northern, Upper East and Upper West Regions with appropriate technologies to increase their food and fibre crop production based on a sustainable production system which maintains and/or increases soil fertility”.