BBSRC call on Sustainable Agriculture for Sub-Saharan Africa (SASSA) is now open

This call is for research on farming systems in which crops are grown for human consumption. Projects may also include other crops grown for animal feed or non-food uses in rotations or mixtures with food crops, but the focus must be on production of the food crop(s). The scope of the call also includes the contributions of farmed animals to food crop productivity (for example through improved soil quality or nutrient cycling in crop-livestock systems), but research focused primarily on animal production or health is excluded.

Proposals will be invited for projects of three years’ duration. The application deadline will be in November and successful proposals will be announced in the spring of 2018. Up to £10 million is available, subject to the quality of applications received, with the aim of supporting a balanced portfolio of around 10-15 projects across the scope of the call. The typical overall cost (including UK costs at 100% FEC) of individual projects is likely to be in the range of £500,000 – £1.5 million. Applications must not exceed a maximum of £2 million.

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4th September 2017