Welcome to DIVAGRI

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

Image: Guru, Mozambique

Welcome to DIVAGRI

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

Image: Stellenbosch, South Africa

Welcome to DIVAGRI

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

Image: Namibia

Welcome to DIVAGRI

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

Image: The International Team

Welcome to DIVAGRI

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

Image: Ejura, Ghana

Welcome to DIVAGRI

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

Image: Lake Agege, Ghana

Making the transition towards circular agriculture and bioeconomy

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, Claybased 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.

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BIO4Africa-DIVAGRI African green transition online workshop

Online workshop: 24 April 2024, 12-16 CET Climate change is putting smallholder farmers in Africa under unprecedented pressure. Extremeweather conditions and deterioration of the soil are compromising the yield and quality of foodand feed crops and posing a serious...
Christina

Biogas has great potential for emerging farmers in Africa

Why is biogas an important technology for small farmers? Biogas technology is emerging as a critical invention in the field of sustainable agriculture, especially for small farmers who face particular obstacles. For small farms, biogas technology is a game-changing...
Nina

Living enterprising lives in Africa

The world cannot develop sustainably without a critical mass of people leading enterprising lives. This is the view of business coach Ms Nina Mapili who will be visiting the DIVAGRI projects in Ghana and South Africa in April this year to share her knowledge with...
MoU pic

Stellenbosch Municipality signs an MOU with DIVAGRI research project

The DIVAGRI research project at the University of Stellenbosch is partnering with Stellenbosch Municipality to test seven bio-based technologies on 8 hectares of land in Lynedoch. The research project, that is funded by the European Union, has obtained a lease with...
Ghana

DIVAGRI Project exposes small-holder farmers to income-generating opportunities

Farmers in Ghana will be able to tap into income-generating opportunities for improved livelihood. This is spearheaded by the Crops Research Institute of the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR-CRI) under the Revenue Diversification pathways in Africa...
SLECI Intercropping plot

SLECI to assist small farmers in Africa

In many parts of Africa smallholder farmers are grappling with arid conditions and inefficient irrigation systems that are negatively affecting the growth of their crops. To address this the DIVAGRI project is testing a clay-based irrigation system called SLECI that...
Agege

Improving soil fertility with intercropping in Lake Agege

Small farmers at Lake Agege, Ghana are experimenting with intercropping Okra, cowpeas and Melons to improve soil fertility. Ecological intercropping is a practice of growing two or more crops together. At Lake Agege Farm the okra, cowpeas and melon combination is...
Pecan pots

DIVAGRI and SUWI

Stellenbosch University Water Institute is working with small farmers in Lynedoch to co-create technologies that develop new business opportunities and value chains for their farming activities in Stellenbosch. The DIVAGRI research project forms part of a European...
Mr Thomas Koetelas

CLAY-BASED irrigation could reduce water use by more than half in semi-arid Botswana

DIVAGRI researchers from Botswana University of Agriculture and Natural Resources (BUAN) are experimenting with Self-regulating, Low Energy, Clay-based Irrigation (SLECI) systems on maize to test if it is more efficient at saving water than standard drip irrigation...
Mona2

Its never too late

Small-scale farmer Mona Stone (64) was 16 years old when she had to leave school to help support her brothers and sisters. At first she worked in the orchards and later she progressed to working in the greenhouses. In Stellenbosch she was asked to assist with setting...