Consortium

ZALF – Leibniz Centre for Agricultural Landscape Research (Müncheberg, Germany)

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ZALF’s mission is to scientifically explain causal relationships in agricultural landscapes, and to provide society with a knowledge-base for the sustainable use of agricultural landscapes through excellent research. Unlike natural landscapes, agricultural landscapes are shaped by their use and their users. The research at ZALF therefore comprises the social demands placed on agri-cultural landscapes and the effects of their use. ZALF has been increasingly concentrating its research on the Grand Societal Challenges relevant in the context of agricultural landscapes such as climate change, food security or the protection of biodiversity. According to its statutes, ZALF serves “the public welfare by communicating scientific insights to the relevant sections of the population, technical communities and business circles”. ZALF research stands explicitly for scientific excellence and social relevance.

SUA – Sokoine University of Agriculture (Morogoro, Tanzania)

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SUA is the leading agricultural university of Tanzania and has five faculties Agriculture, Forestry wildlife and tourism, Veterinary medicine and biomedical sciences, Social sciences and humanities, the college of science and education and one school of agricultural economics and business studies. Its main aim is to promote development through training, research, extension and provision of services to the public and private sector in a sustainable manner. Research, outreach and consultancy services are driven by a trained agricultural and natural resource group that comprises 450+ academics, out whom roughly 50% have PhD qualifications. Research capacity at SUA is further enhanced through collaborative research projects, which are supported by more than 50 memoranda of understanding. The finalised research projects Trans-SEC, financed by the BMBF and BMZ, is also closely connected to SUA. The Department of Food Technology, Nutrition and Consumer Sciences and Crop Science already participate in the projects funded by the BMEL.

IIAM – Mozambique Institute of Agricultural Research
(Maputo, Mozambique)

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IIAM is a public research institute that works on agricultural research, development and extension services in Mozambique. IIAM carries out research, development and dissemination of agricultural technology. The vision of IIAM is to be a research and innovation institute by excellence, which contributes to ensure food security, agribusiness development and sustainable use of natural resources. The mission is to generate technology solutions to improve the agribusiness development, food security and nutritional status for all Mozambicans. The main objectives of IIAM are (i) ensure productivity, stable production and sustainability of the main crop value chains (ii) contribute to competitiveness of main crop value chain oriented to market, (iii) contribute to food security, nutrition and health, (iv) intensify the interaction and integration of IIAM for its institutional sustainability, (v) improve socio-economic welfare of smallholder farmers by improving value addition to raw farm products and (vi) wider market access and opportunities for improve food crop by promoting agro-processing and strengthen market linkages.

UHOH  – University of Hohenheim (Hohenheim, Germany)

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The University of Hohenheim (UHOH), comprising three faculties, maintains close international partnerships with universities and other research institutes in over 90 countries. For decades, the Institute of Biological Chemistry and Nutrition (Prof. H.K. Biesalski, Prof. Jan Frank) has been active in projects focussing on developing countries to improve the nutritional status of vulnerable groups and to analyze contents and effects of micronutrients and health-beneficial bioactives in food.

SIDO – Small Industries Development Organization
(Dar es Salaam, Tanzania)

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The Small Industries Development Organisation (SIDO) is a parastatal organisation under the Tanzanian Ministry of Trade, Industry and Marketing. Its overall aim is to contribute to poverty eradication and enterprise development thereby contributing to economic development through provision of demand driven services that will create employment and generate income to the service user. SIDO’s mission is therefore to develop, create, promote and sustain indigenous entrepreneurial base in the small-scale industries and micro businesses. Major functions are (i) to promote the development of small industries as well as to plan and coordinate their activities, (ii) to provide technical assistance, management and consultancy services to small industry enterprises in TZ and (iii) to provide and promote training facilities for persons engaged in or employed or to be employed in small industries and to assist and coordinate activities of other institutions engaged in such training.

UniLurio – Universidade Lúrio (Nampula, Mozambique)

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The Lúrio University is a national public university and the first technical university in the North of Mozambique. With headquarters in Nampula city and faculties in Pemba(Cabo Delgado province) and Unango (Niassa), it comprises of seven faculties offering the following courses and distributed, respectively, as a) Faculty of Health Sciences, b) Faculty of Architecture and Physical Planning, Urban Development and Territorial Planning, c) Faculty Human and Social Science, d) UniLúrio Business School, e) Faculty Natural Science, f) Faculty of Engineering and g) Faculty of Agricultural Science. UniLúrio offers 23 undergraduate and 12 Master degree courses reaching a total of over 4000 students by involving 330 lectures, many of them women.