Bio-based solutions for sustainable agri-food systems in rural Africa

Why BIO4Africa?

Robust agri-food systems are vital to combating poverty, enhancing food security and driving inclusive, sustainable development within African farming communities. BIO4Africa will empower smallholder farmers to generate new sources of income by creating value from locally available biomass (read more)

Six key objectives

  • Analyse the needs and context of rural communities and their agri-food value chains

  • Identify, develop and adapt robust bio-based solutions that are easy to use with minimal training

  • Pilot the bio-based solutions at testing sites in Uganda, Ghana, Ivory Coast and Senegal

  • Facilitate rural take-up via validated business models and hands-on business support

  • Document the potential to diversify farmer incomes through sustainable, marketable products that can be scaled up elsewhere

  • Collaborate across academia, government, industry and society

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All the latest bio-based tech

We’ve identified a long list of bio-based technologies with the potential to support circular agri-food systems. Get in touch if you have a technology to add.  See the technology catalogue

Latest news

Knowledge and capital will fuel the bio-based transition
Knowledge and capital will fuel the bio-based transition

The BIO4Africa survey of smallholder farmers has mapped needs, challenges and opportunities

BIO4Africa builds the foundations for technology field tests
BIO4Africa builds the foundations for technology field tests

Project partners have identified local needs and the bio-based technologies that can turn farm residues into new high-value products.

Survey on small scale bio-based technologies
Survey on small scale bio-based technologies

We are creating a catalogue of technologies with potential for being successfully adapted and transferred to different contexts across rural Africa.

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