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Francophone focus for Central and East Africa bioscience fund

Francophone researchers in Central and East Africa are targeted in the Africa Biosciences Challenge Fund 2016, an initiative that aims to develop agricultural research in the regions.

Funding is offered for up to 12 months for research contributing to improving food security in Africa. Successful applicants can use research facilities at the Nairobi-based Biosciences Eastern and Central Africa – International Livestock Research Institute (BecA-ILRI) hub, which runs the programme.

The funding covers travel to the hub as well as research costs, medical insurance, accommodation, subsistence and cost of open-access publication. Research areas can include livestock, fish or crop diseases, soil health, genomics and pathogen control.

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