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African Fellows Programme

AFP Fellowships



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History and aims of the African Fellows Programme (AFP)

As of January 2011 this Fellowship Programme is no longer running.

The first two African Fellows

The RI AFP is a scheme that aims to facilitate capacity building and training in agricultural science by providing sub-Saharan African scientists with Fellowships to work with a research group at a European laboratory.

The African continent includes some of the poorest countries in the world. Malnutrition and poverty affect a large proportion of its people and food insecurity is increasing. Improving agricultural output is vital to reduce poverty and increase food security. The African Fellows Programme addresses specific local agricultural problems to enable institutional strengthening and knowledge transfer in the longer term. This is achieved by catalysing partnerships between African and European scientists. With sustained efforts, these partnerships will empower resource-poor countries to identify locally appropriate solutions to problems being faced in rural agricultural development.

Sharing research for the benefit of rural economies
in sub-Saharan Africa