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Revenue diversification pathways in Africa through bio-based and circular agricultural innovations

Objective

Water-scarce regions in Sub-Saharan Africa are most vulnerable to climate change and fluctuations in seasonal rainfall patterns. Agriculture is the most important economic sector in those areas and adaptation strategies must include technical support to subsistence and smallholder farmers who need to apply innovative technologies and practices to cope with environmental stresses and create revenue generating activities. The DIVAGRI project proposes a wide range of bio-based innovative solutions adapted to specific conditions in target countries. Ecosystem restoration in combination with diverse crop production in regenerative agricultural systems, mobile biorefineries for biomass conversion to high-value compounds and bioenergy, and the highly innovative clay-based micro-irrigation system “SLECI” (Self-regulating, Low Energy, Clay-based Irrigation) are solutions developed by DIVAGRI. In addition, building on community participation and co-development of collaborative business models, the project will enable smallholder farmers to increase income and generate new economic opportunities while guaranteeing food security, real rural opportunities, and sustainability. The focus of this project is not only on the primary production sector but also on the food and bio-based industries, thus promoting new partnerships between producers, processors, retailers and consumers and opening new sustainable avenues for businesses, services and value chains in support of rural communities. Developing innovative bio-based technologies characterised by the efficient use of resources and utilisation of waste and by-products, DIVAGRI contributes to the EU research priority of making the transition towards circular agriculture and bioeconomy.

Call for proposal

H2020-SFS-2020-2
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Funding Scheme

RIA - Research and Innovation action

Coordinator

HOCHSCHULE WISMAR
Address
Philipp Muller Strasse 14
23966 Wismar
Germany
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 881 977,50

Participants (20)

INSTITUT FUR POLYMER-UND PRODUKTIONSTECHNOLOGIEN EV
Germany
EU contribution
€ 486 768,75
Address
Alter Holzhafen 19
23966 Wismar
Activity type
Research Organisations
ALCHEMIA-NOVA GMBH
Austria
EU contribution
€ 902 812,50
Address
Baumgartenstrasse 93
1140 Wien
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
STELLENBOSCH UNIVERSITY
South Africa
EU contribution
€ 916 725
Address
Victoria Street Administration B Building
7600 Stellenbosch
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
AGRICULTURAL RESEARCH COUNCIL INSTITUTE FOR SOIL CLIMATE AND WATER
South Africa
EU contribution
€ 885 992,50
Address
Belvedere Street 600
0001 Pretoria
Activity type
Research Organisations
NAMIBIA UNIVERSITY OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
Namibia
EU contribution
€ 710 865
Address
13 Storch Street
9000 Windhoek
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITY OF CAPE COAST
Ghana
EU contribution
€ 409 525
Address
1 Foundation Road P.m.b. Ucc
233 Cape Coast
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
NATIONAL AGRICULTURAL RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT INSTITUTE (NARDI)
Botswana
EU contribution
€ 945 616,25
Address
4701 Station Road
0000 Gaborone
Activity type
Research Organisations
ISTANBUL AVRUPA ARASTIRMALARI DERNEGI
Turkey
EU contribution
€ 178 125
Address
Cumhuriyet Mah. D-100 Karayolu-cadde Aklama-istanbul Outlet Park Ickapino:282
34522 Istanbul
Activity type
Research Organisations
COUNCIL FOR SCIENTIFIC AND INDUSTRIAL RESEARCH
Ghana
EU contribution
€ 450 388,75
Address
Agostino Neto Road 15
Accra
Activity type
Research Organisations
LAKE AGEGE FARM ASSOCIATION LBG
Ghana
EU contribution
€ 280 400
Address
Landstreet Baifikrom
Baifikrom
Activity type
Other
BOTSWANA UNIVERSITY OF AGRICULTURE AND NATURAL RESOURCES
Botswana
EU contribution
€ 533 628,75
Address
Content Farm Sebele
0000 Gaborone
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
INSTITUTO SUPERIOR POLITECNICO DE MANICA
Mozambique
EU contribution
€ 221 081,25
Address
4.5 Km Distant From National Road Nr 6
Matsinho
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
CENTRO DE INVESTIGACAO E TRANSFERENCIA DE TECNOLOGIA PARA DESENVOLVIMENTO COMUNITARIO
Mozambique
EU contribution
€ 231 283,75
Address
Avenida 24 De Julho 1623
Maputo
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
LISHA EMPOWERMENT AND DEVELOPMENT CC
Namibia
EU contribution
€ 177 831,25
Address
Stahl No 8 Omumbonde Industrial Estate
9000 Okahandja
Activity type
Other
NAMIBIA ROTOMOULD CC
Namibia
EU contribution
€ 75 417,50
Address
477 Noord Street
0000 Okahandja
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
G & G EXTRUSIONSTECHNIK GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 189 861,25
Address
Speicherstrasse 6-8
19055 Schwerin
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
FH JOANNEUM GESELLSCHAFT MBH
Austria
EU contribution
€ 245 901,25
Address
Alte Poststrasse 149
8020 Graz
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
ASOCIACION DE LA INDUSTRIA NAVARRA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 150 875
Address
Carretera De Pamplona 1
31191 Cordovilla
Activity type
Research Organisations
INSTITUT PO OVOSHTARSTVO-PLOVDIV
Bulgaria
EU contribution
€ 75 336,25
Address
Ostromila Street 12
4004 Plovdiv
Activity type
Research Organisations
Ss. CYRIL AND METHODIUS UNIVERSITY IN SKOPJE
North Macedonia
EU contribution
€ 44 281,25
Address
Blvd Goce Delcev 9
1000 Skopje
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments