The BIO4AFRICA project will support the deployment of the bioeconomy in rural Africa through the development of value chains and bio-based solutions.
The project will develop a catalogue of bio-based technologies adapted to the local needs and context, and it will train farmers in rural Africa to sustainably produce a variety of high value-added bio-based projects, such as animal feed, fertilizers, or biofuels.
BIO4AFRICA has received €9 million in funding from the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme.
- Coordinator: Centre for International Cooperation in Agricultural Research for Development (CIRAD) - France
- Q-Plan International - Greece
- IHE Delft Institute for Water Education - The Netherlands
- Grassa - The Netherlands
- Munster Technological University - Ireland
- Celignis Limited - Ireland
- Ragt Energie - France
- Savannah young farmers network (Savanet) - Ghana
- 0km Nomads - Ghana
- Agribusiness Innovation Hub (iHub) - Ghana
- Institut National Polytechnique Felix Gouphouet Boigny - Ivory Coast
- Eastern Africa Farmers's Federation Society (EAFF) - Kenya
- African Agricultural technology Foundation (AATF) - Kenya
- Kabarole Research and Resource Centre (KRC) - Uganda
- African Forum for Agricultural Advisory Services (AFAAS) - Uganda
- Universidad de Assane Seck de Ziguinchor (UASZ) - Senegal
- SCPL - Senegal
- ASAPID - Senegal
- Energeco Afrique - Senegal
- Country Farm - Senegal
- Draxis Environmental - Greece
- Food & Bio cluster Denmark (FBCD) - Denmark
- Barcelona Plataforma Empresarial (BPE) - Spain
- Sustainable Innovations - Spain
- CTA - Spain
Budget and deadline
Budget: € 8.999.693
Deadline: 1/6/2021 - 31/5/2025
CTA will develop a catalog of bio-based technologies adapted to the local needs and context to promote the revalorization of co-products (waste).