Implementation of the project work
WP1 gathers consumer insights and quantifies consumer attitudes on novel foodstuffs and packagings developed in the project. WP1 develops business models and value chains and trains local farmers and others business skills and empower them to become active value chain actors.
WP2 contributes to improve African diets in prevention of all forms of malnutrition (undernutrition of infants and overweight/obesity of adults). It identifies drivers causing undernutrition and overweight/obesity and develops food solutions, dietary guidelines and nutritional recommendations to reduce the malnutrition in South Africa, Ethiopia, Kenya and Uganda.
WP3 improves farming practices and food diversity. It promotes increased deployment of climate-smart crops, their cultivation and sustainable post-harvesting and storage practices to reduce loss as well as trains female and young farmers on good seed production practices.
WP4 develops safe and nutrient-dense food ingredients and products which tackle both nutrient deficiencies and obesity taking into account both small children and urban adults. The new ingredients and affordable and convenient foodstuffs are developed also to European markets due the high protein and low or non-existing gluten content.
WP5 valorizes the residues generated during and after harvesting and in food processing by converting the residues packaging materials that can be used to reduce food loss and waste, thus increasing the overall efficiency of the food system.
WP6 increases awareness and visibility of the project and creates an Innovation platform to engage local, national and international stakeholders for broad technology and knowledge transfer. It also takes care of the maximal exploitation of the project outcomes.
WP7 manages and coordinates the project and takes care of the quality assurance and minimizes risks.
WP8 makes sure that all ethical aspects such as protecting personal data, protection of environment and people as well as transferring biological material from Africa to Europe are considered and managed appropriately and according to European and national regulations.