The Agri-Tech Catalyst

Funding for collaborative projects, taking innovative ideas from any sector or discipline to tackle challenges in agriculture.


The Catalyst offers funding for private sector/academic collaborative research and development projects, to deliver innovation in agriculture and food systems in Africa.

What the fund will achieve

DFID aims to fund a portfolio of projects with the potential accelerate the pace of development and scale of adoption of agricultural and food systems innovations that will address the challenges faced by agriculture and food systems in Africa.

How to apply

Detailed information on the fund and how to apply


The Agri-Tech Catalyst is managed by Innovate UK, the UK’s innovation agency. The DFID SRO is Duncan Barker

Published 31 July 2015