FP7 call - 3 themes are relevant for Africa                                                                      

Deadline for submission of proposals: 15/01/11 - KBBE.2011.2.5‑02 Reducing post‑harvest losses for increased food security ‑ SICA Up (Specific International Cooperation Actions) to two projects may be funded (SICA means that non EU members are mandatory) - KBBE.2011.1.3‑01 New/next generation of researchers for Neglected Zoonoses at the animal‑human interface ‑ Mandatory ICPC (International cooperation partner countries ) Coordination and Support Action targeted to SMEs. Minimum number of participants: three from different Member States or Associated Countries and three from different ICPC (of which at least two from Africa) - KBBE.2011.1.4‑08 Role of aquaculture in improving food security and eradicating poverty worldwide ‑ Mandatory ICPC Coordination and Support Action (coordinating action) Minimum number of participants: two from Member States and Associated Countries and three from different ICPC (International cooperation partner countries) PAEPARD is facilitating the consortia creation of innovative partnerships to submit proposals to such calls. You can find background information on PAEPARD (with some relevant video interviews) on http://paepard.blogspot.com/ CORDIS http://cordis.europa.eu/fp7/partners_en.html BIOCIRCLE http://www.biocircle-project.eu/dnn4/home/tabid/61/Default.aspx BIO‑NET http://www.ncp-bio.net/