News Date : 12 May, 2023
On 10th May 2023 BUAN’s Revenue Diversification Pathways in Africa through Bio-Based and Circular Agricultural Innovations (DIVAGRI) team had the pleasure of hosting visitors from Germany and South Africa. Amongst the guests were Dipl.-Ing. Lothar Vigelahn from Robert-Schmidt-Institute, University of Applied Sciences Technology, Business and Design (Germany), Dr Ian du Plooy from Agriculture Research Council (ARC) (Pretoria), Dr Pharaoh Mosupi and Dr Martin Kebakile from National Agricultural Research and Development Institute (NARDI). The purpose of the visit was to view the DIVAGRI pilot project sites at BUAN Notwane farm. These pilot projects include research on soil water dynamic and profitability of companion farming, use of self-regulating, low energy and clay-based irrigation, biochar technology and biorefinery technology. On 12th May farmers from across the Community Of practice (COP) and Demonstration Site at Glen Valley were also invited to view and learn about the projects and see which ones they can adopt in their farms. After these farmers have adopted the projects they will be monitored to ensure smooth sailing of projects.