Wageningen UR is embarking on a multi- annual strategic collaboration with African agricultural institutes aiming at the sustainable intensification of food production in Africa.
The project is called ProIntensAfrica and is financed by the EU. The researchers will be looking not only at yield-boosting measures in African agriculture, but also at the declining soil fertility in Africa, the loss of biodiversity, water pollution and scarcity, and climate change. The project is due to start on 1 March, to go on for two years and to cost 1 million euros. The project coordinator for Wageningen UR is Pieter Windmeijer.