What we do

Bringing together 24 partners across 14 countries in Europe and Africa, the INCiTiS-FOOD aims to improve food and nutrition security in African city regions, develop sustainable food systems and reduce the environmental footprint. To achieve these goals, the project will introduce best- fit agri-food technologies, practices, and novel business models focused on soilless crop farming, recirculating aquaculture systems, and insect farming. 8 Living Labs will be set in 6 African countries, and they will be turned into incubators of innovation and their mission will be to improve food and nutrition security in African city regions.

Focus areas

“Since current African food systems are experiencing severe challenges in delivering desired outcomes and a quarter of those who inhabit African cities remain food insecure and malnourished, we need to redefine and modernize the production. The role of Women Engage for a Common Future (WECF) is to ensure that INCiTiS-FOOD is gender-responsive so that it includes and empowers communities, especially African women and youth while contributing towards environmental justice and sustainable food security.” – Christy Aikhorin, Program Coordinator & WECF Director Netherlands

The project will also empower communities through the Open Calls funding, led by the Foodscale Hub, organization experienced in running large-scale international acceleration programs. One million euros will be given to 8 external Local Innovation Hubs (both from countries that participate in the INCiTiS-FOOD project and beyond) and 24 Independent Innovators from 6 countries from 3 African regions (East: Kenya; West: Ghana, Nigeria, Sierra Leone; Central: Cameroon, Gabon) as financial support from the InCiTiS-FOOD project. Beneficiaries of the Cascade Fund will be surveyed to generate empirical evidence on the co-benefits of the INCiTiS-FOOD project technologies and business models, which will guide urban food policy roadmaps.

The project will have a larger societal impact by gathering Universities, NGOs, SMEs, banking intermediaries and many more in a joint mission to create viable practices, inclusive jobs, sustainable income and healthy environment for humans and animals.

The INCiTiS-FOOD project is co-funded by the European Union’s Horizon Europe research and innovation programme and all the information is available on project’s website, as well as Facebook, Linkedin, Twitter, Instagram and Youtube.


This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon Europe research and innovation programme under grant agreement GA No. 101083790.