Year: 2019

Technical guideline for top cleft grafting of African baobab tree (Adansonia digitata L.)

The CARP+ Baochain project, funded by RUFORUM and the MasterCard Foundation, is pleased to share a technical data sheet on top cleft grafting of African baobab. This knowledge product is expected to guide vegetative propagation of baobab in Africa. The technical sheet in French The technical sheet in English 

Technical guideline for side veneer grafting of African baobab tree (Adansonia digitata L.)

The CARP+ Baochain project, funded by RUFORUM and the MasterCard Foundation, is pleased to share a technical data sheet on side veneer grafting of African baobab. This knowledge product is expected to guide vegetative propagation of baobab in Africa. The technical sheet in French The technical sheet in English 

A technical data sheet on baobab leaves production

The CARP+ Baochain project is pleased to share a technical data sheet on baobab leaves production. This sheet was developed in the framework of the GRG and CARP+ Baochain projects funded by RUFORUM and the MasterCard Foundation. This knowledge product is expected to guide the introduction of baobab leaves production into urban and peri-urban horticultural systems. […]

Three of our grantees successfully defended their MSc thesis

Three MSc students have defended their thesis in April at the Faculty of Agricultural Sciecnes of the University of Abomey-Calavi under the BAOCHAIN project “Scaling up African baobab food products valuation through enhancement of their safety and value chains for food and nutritional security in Benin” funded by the RUFORUM CARP+ project through MasterCard Foundation.

One of our grantees is selected for the TEF Entrepreneuship Programme 2019

It is our please to inform you that one the 2018 Baochain Grantees (Mariette Agbohessou) is selected for Tony Elumelu Foundation entrepreneurship programme 2019. Mariette and her four other classmates elaborated a project to produce and commercialize fresh baobab leaves for local consumption. The project named BAO-LEAVES will commercialize both both fresh leaves and powder of leaves. The...

Call for application: Scholarships – Project Baochain

The programme “RUFORUM Community Action Research Programme Plus (CARP+)”  funded byMasterCard Foundation, and implemented by The Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture (RUFORUM), is supporting the University of Abomey-Calavi (UAC) through the project “Scaling up African baobab food products valuation through enhancement of their safety and value chains for...

Baochain Project: M&E Visit of RUFORUM 18-19 Feb 2019

In the framework of the Baochain CARP+ project being coordinated by the University of Abomey in partnership with LABEF, LEA and LSA, a team of RUFORUM was in Benin 18 and 19 February 2019 to monitor the progress of planned activities and exchange with the stakeholders (Researchers, students, TVETs, local communities). Baochain project is a four year research-development project funded by RUFORUM...