Funded by
  • EU H2020
Duration 36 Months from 01/03/2017 to 29/02/2020

Coordinating organizationTop
  • Thünen-Institute of Climate-Smart Agriculture, Germany
CMCC Scientific LeaderTop CMCC Project managerTop DivisionTop General aimsTop

The goal of the SEACRIFOG project is to promote the EU-Africa cooperation dialogue at different levels (policy, science, society) on the following themes: food security, carbon cycle and greenhouse gases observations, climate smart agriculture, in order to support adaptation to and mitigation of climate change. SEACRIFOG aims at developing an integrative network for long-term and sustainable cooperation among African and European environmental research infrastructures.

CMCC RoleTop

WP1 coordinator “General needs and knowledge gaps”

Expected resultsTop

The project shall develop a road map towards an African network of research infrastructures (RI) for long-term observation of GHGs, climate change and environmental dynamics covering the variety of climates, land cover types and management practices within the African continent.


The main activity within the work package 1 is to assess needs and gaps, in terms of data, knowledge, capacities and research infrastructures in Africa (with respect to Europe) in the fields of land use (particularly agriculture) and land use change for what concerns GHG emissions/reductions under a changing climate. This work package will rely on stakeholders and expert groups’ engagement, and on the use of tools like surveys, working meetings, journals’ review etc. The outcomes will support the project activities providing relevant information about the above-mentioned needs and gaps.

  • TI-AK, Germany
  • CMCC Foundation - Euro-Mediterranean Center on Climate Change
  • WASCAL, Burkina Faso
  • ILRI, Kenya
  • ICOS ERIC, Finland
  • WITS, South Africa
  • TCD - Trinity College Dublin
  • SASSCAL, Namibia
  • SAEON, South Africa
  • GEOMAR, Germany
  • TROPOS, Germany
  • UIB, Norway
  • UNIRES, Norway
  • CZG, The Czech Republic
  • LU, Sweden
  • INDP, Cap Verde