Pilot projects

BIO4AFRICA aims to develop and adapt bio-based technologies for use by African farming communities. The objective is to build viable and sustainable opportunities for rural smallholder farmers to increase and diversify their income and improve food security in Africa.

Our pilot projects will test and evaluate the solutions at sites in Uganda, Ghana, Côte d'Ivoire and Senegal.

Each technology will draw on locally available feedstock, in the form of crop residues, livestock manure, various species of grass and leguminous crops.

Vast potential exists to develop new commercial products using these bio-based solutions.

Product opportunities

  • protein-rich feed and fodder for livestock and aquaculture
  • biofuels and biogas production systems
  • biofertilisers and soil conditioners
  • additives for potable water systems
  • biocomposites
  • bioplastics

Each application must support the introduction of the circular bioeconomy to rural Africa – reducing waste, improving soil health and increasing resilience to climate change.

For more information about the technologies, see our technology catalogue