On June 1, 2021, the research project “Revenue diversification pathways in Africa through bio-based and circular agricultural innovations” (DIVAGRI for short) to support African smallholders will start.

The Robert Schmidt Institute of the University of Wismar, as project coordinator, was able to win the tender for EU funding as part of the 8th European Research Framework Program Horizon 2020. The aim of the 21 partner institutions is the sustainable improvement of agricultural productivity, profitability and climate resilience.

A central component of the research measures is the testing of the irrigation system developed in the SLECI project. The institute for polymer and production technologies e. V. (IPT²), affiliated institute of the University of Wismar, developed clay-based micro-irrigation system, is being further developed within the framework of DIVAGRI.

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