WHAT WE DO
The BDA Foundation is building and growing Africa’s botanical and agricultural supply chain, creating a world-class integrated business ecosystem that will shift Africa’s agriculture from peasant farming practices to professional, educated agriculturalists and formal SMEs mastering complex business transactions in the global botanicals market.
The BDA Foundation (Biotechnology for Sustainable Development in Africa)
The BDA Foundation is a non-profit organization that trains, equips, certifies, and provides the necessary scientific and business support for bio-pharmers (BDA™ Certified Ecopreneurs) to succeed in Africa’s emerging botanicals industry.
The Mission of BDA is to dramatically increase sustainable economic development by leveraging agricultural SME, operating in the formal economy, creating jobs, producing and transforming Africa’s emerging botanicals industry according to international standards for production, processing, quality control and exportation.
Through this effort, BDA gives African countries access to the expanding global botanicals market, which is currently 93 billion USD annually. Even though Africa is teeming with a great abundance and extraordinary diversity of botanicals, the continent has minimal technical capacity and limited infrastructure. The botanical industry is highly regulated and subject to the strict quality control demands. Without the support and guidance of BDA, Africa simply cannot capture the opportunities. Our work impacts 13 of the 17 United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.
Building and growing Africa’s botanical supply chain by creating a world-class integrated business ecosystem
Shifting Africa’s agriculture from artisanal farming practices to professional, educated agriculturalists and formal SMEs mastering complex business transactions.
BDA is a non-profit organization that trains, equips, certifies, and provides the necessary scientific and business support for bio-pharmers (ecopreneurs) to succeed in Africa’s emerging botanicals industry.
BDA helps to ensure that their products meet the international quality and sustainable development standards of the pharmaceutical, cosmetics, and food industries.