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German Federal Ministry for Food and Agriculture — Processing Local Food in Africa and Asia

The German Federal Ministry for Food and Agriculture (BMEL) will fund international research cooperation on the topic of  innovative approaches to process local food in Sub-Saharan Africa and Southeast Asia. The aim is to contribute to improved nutrition, as well as to qualitative and quantitative reduction of food losses.  BMEL will make grants to suitable research institutions in Germany, which will work with partner institutions in Africa and Asia.  The projects should focus on perishable food items of plant, animal, and fungal origin, in particular with seasonal surpluses.  Consideration should be given to the potential for innovation using neglected and under-utilized crops.  The deadline for short proposals and consortium agreements is 01 December 2016.  Link