About us


DIVAGRI aims to increase the productivity, income and economic opportunities of farmers in arid and semi-arid regions of Sub-Saharan Africa by implementing innovative bio-based solutions that will improve agricultural production, enable diversification of crops and increase added-value, create sustainability, and generate new local economic opportunities.

About us

Currently, many rural economies are locked in subsistence farming and are vulnerable to food insecurity due to lack of access to water, technical know-how and feasible revenue streams, further aggravated by unsustainable farming practices and resulting in migration from rural areas to cities. Climate change negatively affects agricultural production in water-scarce regions of Africa, which makes water use efficiency one of the key factors for agricultural and rural livelihoods. Agriculture is still the most important economic sector in rural Africa and pathways of transition to a circular bioeconomy bears significant potential for socio-economic and environmental sustainability of rural communities in the long term. The DIVAGRI consortium has identified a range of major challenges in its target regions and identified solutions to address them within the scope of the project.

DIVAGRI Concept Solutions

Revenue DIVersification pathways in Africa through bio-based and circular AGRIcultural innovations

Quick Facts

Specific Objectives

African Countries

Consortium Partners


Project Information

Coordinated by: HOCHSCHULE WISMAR, Germany
Start date: 1 June 2021
End date: 31 May 2025
Grant agreement ID: 101000348
Funded under the topic: CE-SFS-36-2020 – Diversifying revenue in rural Africa through bio-based solutions (learn more)
Overall budget: € 8 994 693,75
EU contribution: € 8 994 693,75

EU FlagThis project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 101000348.


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Project Management Team


Project Manager



Scientific Leader

Dr. Tiziana Centofanti (ALCN)


Project Media Officer

Dr Leanne Seeliger (Stellenbosch University, South Africa)


Project Media Officer

Mr Bruno SALES da SILVA (IAAD, Türkiye)

Project Coordinator

Hochschule Wismar, University of Applied Sciences: Technology, Business and Design (HSW), Germany