The INCiTiS-FOOD project is co-funded by the European Union’s Horizon Europe research and innovation programme. The project brings together 24 partners across 14 countries in Europe and Africa mainly from Academia. INCiTiS-FOOD aims to improve food and nutrition security in African city regions, develop sustainable food systems and reduce the environmental footprint. To achieve these goals, the project will identify best- fit agri-food technologies, practices, and novel business models focused on soilless crop farming, recirculating aquaculture systems, and insect farming.

The project will also empower communities through the Open Calls funding, led by the Foodscale Hub, organization. One million euros will be given to 8 external Local Innovation Hubs (both from countries that participate in the INCiTiS-FOOD project and beyond) and 24 Independent Innovators from 6 countries from 3 African regions (East: Kenya; West: Ghana, Nigeria, Sierra Leone; Central: Cameroon, Gabon) as financial support from the InCiTiS-FOOD project. As a consortium partner, AFRACA participated in the kick-off meeting and will play a vital linkage and capacity building role for the agri-food local innovation hubs and independent innovators. 

Prof. Dr Gertrud Buchenrieder, Universität der Bundeswehr MĂźnchen, INCiTiS-FOOD project coordinator during the project kick-off meeting in Nairobi