BAOFOOD @ BIOFACH 2017

Members from the Rhine-Waal University of Applied Sciences visited the BIOFACH trade fair for organic food and agriculture to broaden the network with the baobab community and inform about the project. Project partners (e.g. PhytoTrade Africa) as well as different producers of baobab products (e.g. Berlin-based africrops!, B’Ayoba from Zimbabwe, Baobab Products Mozambique, EcoProducts South Africa, Biomega from Austria, or Matahi from France) and further potential scientific collaborators (e.g. Beuth University of Applied Sciences Berlin) were met and opportunities for further collaborations explored.

Meeting Sarah Venter from EcoProducts South Africa (left), the africrops! team and Prof Schweikart from the Beuth University of Applied Sciences Berlin (right), as well as Gabriele Fernsebner from Biomega (below) 

Visit of africrops! at Rhine-Waal University

The German company africrops!  recently visited the Rhine-Waal University in Kleve to exchange on baobab-related activities in Eastern and Southern Africa and discover opportunities for future cooperation. africrops! is a German supplier of fairly traded and sustainably produced plant products from Africa, particularly baobab and moringa, as well as a provider of capacity building and training activities for partners on site in Africa. Continue reading Visit of africrops! at Rhine-Waal University

BAOFOOD @ Tropentag 2016

Three BAOFOOD project partners were present at the Tropentag conference 2016, which took place in Vienna from the 18th to the 21st of September: the Rhine-Waal University of Applied Sciences, University of Khartoum, as well as the University of Gießen. The BAOFOOD project was presented for the first time in public, illustrating background of the baobab tree and its connection to food security as well as upcoming project activities. You can download and read the abstract here.

BAOFOOD kick-off workshop at Rhine-Waal University of Applied Science

Ensuring a sustainable food supply through the African baobab tree

The research project BAOFOOD is dedicated to improving the food supply and situation in rural east Africa through the remarkable baobab tree. The project kicked off with an initial workshop in June 2016, which brought researchers and project partners from renowned international institutions to Kleve. Continue reading BAOFOOD kick-off workshop at Rhine-Waal University of Applied Science

Green light for BAOFOOD

Ensuring a sustainable food supply in Eastern Africa with the baobab tree

BAOFOOD, an international research project led by Rhine-Waal University of Applied Sciences and conducted in collaboration with research institutions, NGOs and industry in Germany, Kenya, Sudan, Malawi and the UK, is off to a successful start. The project, which is funded by the German Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture (BMEL), is dedicated to improving and ensuring the food supply in Eastern Africa through the unique baobab tree. Continue reading Green light for BAOFOOD