What is Africa College?

Africa College is an international research partnership working to improve the lives of the millions of people in sub-Saharan Africa by the sustainable enhancement of their food and nutritional security. Lead partners include the University of Leeds, IITA and ICIPE.

The Partners

University of Leeds

Faculties of Biological Sciences, Environment and Medicine and Health, are the main University of Leeds partners. Further members come from four other faculties working on research in Africa. www.leeds.ac.uk


The International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) enhances food security and improves livelihoods in Africa. Its programme addresses major development problems in Africa rather than simply contributing to scientific knowledge. www.iita.org


The International Centre of Insect Physiology and Ecology (ICIPE) works to help alleviate poverty, ensure food security and improve the health of peoples of the tropics by developing tools and strategies for harmful and useful insects. www.icipe.org/

What's Happening

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Joint Africa College and AAB Conference

Breeding Plants to Cope with Future Climate Change, University of Leeds, 16-18 June 2014

An International Conference will take place at the University of Leeds, jointly hosted by Africa College and The Association of Applied Biologists
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Latest News

Call for papers: Joint Africa College and AAB Conference.
16 June 2014 read more

New species of ant discovered in Tanzania
27 January 2014 read more

Installation of two water pumps in rural Tanzania
27 January 2014 read more

Africa College researcher receives award
20 December 2013 read more

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