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  • 1. › GlobE – Global Food Security an initiative of the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) in cooperation with the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) Dr. Frank Jansen PtJ – Projektträger Jülich, BIO6 Agrarforschung und Ernährung
  • 2. Project Management Jülich. Your Partner for Research and Innovation Funding GlobE – Global food security OBJECTIVES OF FEDERAL MINISTRY OF EDUCATION AND RESEARCH 2
  • 3. Project Management Jülich. Your Partner for Research and Innovation Funding National Research Strategy „BioEconomy 2030“ › November 2010 started by the German Government › Aim is the TRANSFORMATION from an oil – based industry and society to a biomass – based industry and society › Five key challenges were selected as a starting point 3
  • 4. Project Management Jülich. Your Partner for Research and Innovation Funding BMBF funding initiative – within the National Research Strategy „Bioeconomy 2030“ › securing global nutrition › ensuring sustainable agricultural production › producing healthy and safe foods › using renewable resources for industry › developing biomass-based energy 4
  • 5. Project Management Jülich. Your Partner for Research and Innovation Funding Central aims of „GlobE – Global food security“ › Participatory design of German-African research networks which focus on the food system › Identifying and solving central problems related to the overarching food system in Africa, involving researchers and institutions of the target region through collaborative research projects › Developing regionally adapted research solutions based on a solid situation analysis of the target region in question › Supporting and further developing research capacities in Germany and in the African partner countries
  • 6. Project Management Jülich. Your Partner for Research and Innovation Funding GlobE - Topics to transform the idea into a systemic approach – „Food System“ Topics that should be adressed › agricultural production / nutrition / health › soil / water / material flows and cycles › reducing of losses along the value chain › rural and gender-specific structures / location-specific solutions Topics that could be adressed › plants / plant breeding › biomass / bioenergy › animals in the system
  • 7. Project Management Jülich. Your Partner for Research and Innovation Funding GlobE – Global food security STRATEGY 7
  • 8. Project Management Jülich. Your Partner for Research and Innovation Funding The funding strategy for GlobE GlobE – Global food security Funding Period I Funding Period II     6 consortia were selected out of 15 Evaluation after 3 years with an option for further 2 years  Start of joint projects from May to July of 2013 15 project ideas were funded completed 6 months 3+2 years
  • 9. Project Management Jülich. Your Partner for Research and Innovation Funding The funding strategy for GlobE BMBF (Federal Ministry of Education and Research) BMZ (Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development) PT - Jülich GIZ (Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit) German Partner - Universities - Research Centers - Companies - etc. African Partner - Universities - Research Centers - Companies - etc. - iARC CGIAR IFPRI icipe AVRDC 9
  • 10. Project Management Jülich. Your Partner for Research and Innovation Funding 6 Joint Projects › › › › › › “Trans-SEC” - Innovating pro-poor Strategies to safeguard Food Security using Technology and Knowledge Transfer (Tanzania) „Wetlands“ - Wetlands in East Africa: reconciling future food production with environmental protection (Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda, Tanzania) „HORTINLEA“ - Horticultural Innovations and Learning for Improved Nutrition And Livelihood in East Africa (Kenya, Tanzania, Ethiopia) „RELOAD“ - Reduction of Post Harvest Losses and Value Addition in East African Food Value Chains (Ethiopia, Uganda, Kenya) "BiomassWeb“ - Improving Food Security in Africa through Increased System Productivity of Biomass-based Webs (Ghana, Nigeria, Ethiopia) “UrbanFoodPlus” - African-German partnership to enhance resource use efficiency in urban and peri-urban agriculture for improved food security in West African cities (Burkina Faso, Ghana, Mali, Cameroon) 10
  • 11. Project Management Jülich. Your Partner for Research and Innovation Funding Regional focus of the „GlobE“ projects › › › › › › › › › › Tanzania Kenya Uganda Rwanda Ethiopia Ghana Nigeria Burkina Faso Mali Cameroon 11
  • 12. Project Management Jülich. Your Partner for Research and Innovation Funding Planend Event 16-18 March 2014 › „Africadays“ of the BMBF › Possibilty to network with researchers in other initiatives, that are funded by the BMBF › › › › GlobE – Global food security (funded by BMBF, Ref. 617) Climatecenters SASCAL / WASCAL (funded by BMBF, Ref. 723) Healthcenters (funded by BMBF, Ref. 615) Cooperation with developing- and emerging nations, Africa and the Middle east (funded by BMBF, Ref. 212) › Social sciences (funded by BMBF, Ref. 425)
  • 13. Project Management Jülich. Your Partner for Research and Innovation Funding GlobE – Global food security THANK YOU FOR YOUR ATTENTION 13