This project will be executed by three Consortium partners.

The consortium brings together a unique combination of partners that provide experience in development, soil and crop management with a strong link to bio-slurry implementation and business development as for example captured under the Africa Biogas Partnership Programme (ABPP). By pooling their experience in bio-slurry and compost training, business development and supply chains, the partners provide an unmatched source of technical knowledge, local experience by local presence, project implementation and management.

The consortium is led by Biomass Research, a qualified project leader. DIBcoop is an experienced agro-ecological business developer with a strong track record in Africa. SNV is providing its extensive network and 30 years of experience with bio-slurry production, application and valorisation.

Biomass Research is a research and consulting company from the Netherlands that implements sustainable, effective and profitable options for the development of clean bioenergy and biobased production chains. Its staff has over 30 years of experience in sustainable crop and livestock production, biogas and bio-slurry in Europe, Africa, and Latin America. Biomass Research supported IEA, FAO, the European Commission, government, NGOs, and private companies. Its network covers digester hardware producers, research institutions, NGOs, and policy makers.

DIBcoop ‘çooperatieve vereniging’ assists smallholder farmer-inclusive agri-businesses in emerging economies with ecological business development and agroforestry technical expertise through business to business and the development of Public-Private Partnerships. It predominantly works with smallholder farmers, often linked to aggregators that purchase their output for further processing and sales. Innovative business ideas are developed around agroforestry products and services. DIBcoop quantifies tree service functions for crop value chains by means of the Farm Tree Tool, allowing calculation of on farm bio-slurry or BEC business cases.

SNV Netherlands Development Organisation is a not-for-profit development organisation that makes a lasting difference in the lives of people living in poverty by helping them raise incomes and access basic services. It has a long-term, local presence in over 25 countries in Asia, Africa and Latin America. A team of 1,300 staff applies practical know-how to support people living in poverty. By connecting global expertise with in-country experiences, locally owned solutions are realised. Since 1992, SNV has supported the design and implementation of market-based bio-digester programmes. By the end of 2021, these programmes supported the installation of over 945,000 digesters in 24 countries and provided in-depth knowledge on the opportunities to apply bio-slurry both on- and off-farm.