The objective of LEAP Agri is to respond to this diagnostic by consolidating an EU-Africa Research and Innovation flagship partnership in the Food and Nutrition Security and Sustainable Agriculture “FNSSA” domain. This partnership will increase investments in research and innovation through a coordinated bi-regional (Europe/Africa) mechanism aimed at reducing fragmentation. This mechanism will be based on two complementary approaches:
- The preparation and implementation of a joint call for proposals for collaborative R&I projects between European and African partners which will contribute to the coordination and increase of joint activities between R&I institutions, and their programmes across European Union Member States (and Associated countries) and African countries.
- The undertaking of other activities, in particular: the identification and test of innovative instruments for alignment and collaboration in research, innovation, capacity strengthening and infrastructure development; the communication and dissemination of results emerging from LEAP-AGRI activities; the definition of a joint Strategic Research and Innovation Agenda in the FNSSA domain; and the consultation and liaison with relevant stakeholder communities, including research, the private sector, civil-society organizations and governments in Europe and Africa.