As a result of Overseas Development Aid budget reviews, there will be no further rounds of AA KTP funding. Applications are no longer accepted, and the below is for information only.
The African Agriculture KTP (AA KTP) were launched early in 2020, as part of the skills strand of the Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF), and form part of the internationalisation of the KTP model. In-line with the mandate of the Global Panel on Agriculture and Food Systems for Nutrition, successful projects worked with agri-tech to improve food security, the quality of nutrition and the impact of farming, processing and distribution on the environment of the continent.
The University of York was one of the first universities in the country to successfully apply for an AA KTP. Our partner university is the University of Development Studies in Ghana and the business partner is Savannah & Sahel Commodities Ltd (SSCL). Our project will develop recipes and processes to make fortified blended flours from a variety of ingredients, to facilitate the preparation of nutritious and healthy daily meals for over 150k households and 200k Ghanaian school children.
The teams of academics involved include Professor Jeff Jia and Dr Karolos Papadas from the School for Business and Society and Professor Seidu Al-Hassan and Dr Mamudu Akudugu from the Institute for Interdisciplinary Research at University of Development Studies.