The EWA-BELT project aims to sustainably intensify agricultural production in organic, agroforestry, mixed-crop and livestock farming systems in 38 study areas across six countries in East (Ethiopia, Kenya and Tanzania) and West (Burkina Faso, Ghana, Sierra Leone) Africa. The research will be carried out on Farmer Field Research Units (FFRU) using a participative approach. Issues to be covered include improved traditional crops, integrated pest disease management including post-harvest control of mycotoxins, land restoration, and development of indicators for economic, social, and environmental assessment of impacts.

  • DatesOctober 2020 to September 2024
  • SponsorEuropean Union Horizon 2020
  • Funded€7,500,000
  • PartnersUniversity of Sassari (Co-ordinator), Fondazione ACRA, OCCAM, STMicroelectronics SRL (Italy); Institut de l'environnement et de Recherches Agricoles, Nazi Boni University (Burkina Faso); Hawassa University, Jimma University (Ethiopia); CIRAD, IRD (France); Council for Scientific and Industrial Research, Kundok Development Consult Ltd (Ghana); Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (Greece); International Centre for Research in Agroforestry, Kenya Agricultural and Livestock Research Organisation, University of Nairobi (Kenya); the University of Makeni (Sierra Leone); the Nelson Mandela African Institute of Science and Technology, and Tanzania Agricultural Research Institute (Tanzania).