A method of extracting beneficial compounds from moringa for addition in foods, drinks and dietary supplements to increase their vitamin content and their health benefits.

Plants, such as those of the Moringaceae family, contain compounds that have antioxidant and immune-boosting properties which...

The AGTECH Innovation Challenge is an open event for innovative startup and applied research innovators under the Innovation Bridge Startup Community that will change the Agriculture Technology (AGTECH) landscape of Southern Africa. The challenge is an initiative of the French-South African Agricultural Institute (F’SAGRI), Department of Science and Innovation (DSI), Department of Agriculture, Land Reform & Rural Development (DALRRD), French Embassy, French Ministry for Agriculture & Food & World Bank Group. 

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Background

As the global demand for quality pharmaceutical products continues to grow, conventional production platforms are facing severe limitations in terms of scalability, long production times and high costs.

In recent years, the production of heterologous proteins using plant expression...

LeguPro is a protein-rich pasta that is produced from non-traditional pasta ingredients such as peanuts, soybeans and chickpeas. LeguPro is a cost-effective nutrient dense high protein healthy instant noodle product and aims to give consumers an alternative staple food product to be consumed as is...

Currently, the ARC have three commercial cultivars, Ratel, Steenbok and Tredou.  Ratel consists of a medium growth period whereas Steenbok consists of a short growth period with good drought tolerance making it suitable for areas with a dry climate. Tredou is the newest addition to the ARC cultivar...

As global populations grow, so does the demand for timber and its by-products, putting an ever-increasing strain on this natural resource. The best way to fight climate change is to plant trees. But silviculture (tree planting) practices remain highly inefficient in both commercial forestry and...

Part Detection App (PDA)

The part detection app is a mobile application that provides real-time identification of physical objects, in this case, mechanical parts belonging to a Plough. The ability to identify any part of the Plough allows the user to identify and instantly place an order for a...

The problem of Striga infestation is increasing disproportionately in the sorghum growing areas of Africa, especially in drier regions of the continent. The infestation particularly affects smallholder farmers who grow sorghum and other cereal crops under marginal environments, with erratic rainfall...

The UWC Kraalbos Biostimulant (UKB) is a proudly South African, cost-effective, safe, natural and organic botanical fertiliser and pesticide with promising commercial applications in the agriculture sector. The UKB is a natural plant extract product, derived from the indigenous plant kraalbos...

BamFibre is a natural, gluten-, lactose- and cholesterol- free soluble and insoluble fibre developed at the Cape Peninsula University of Technology.  BamFibre acts as a stabiliser and cryoprotectant in food, aids detoxification and waste excretion and is suitable for high temperature application...