The expected growth in the world population from 7 to 9 billion in 2050 and the changing diets
require more food to be available by 2050. Africa faces the twin challenge of maintaining its food self-sufficiency and the diversity of its agriculture while its population is expected to double. How can research help in responding to this challenge?
PROIntensAfrica is designed to build an extensive research programme on sustainable intensification in sub-Saharan Africa. This is an international partnership of 23 European and African national and regional institutions. Pathways to reach sustainable intensification can include modern high-input principles, agro-ecological production concepts, or a combination of both. PROIntensAfrica takes stock of current pathways and uses them to formulate a long-term research agenda.