Namibian flora is increasingly suffering from bush encroachment, the large-scale spread of woody tree and bush species. This is largely due to a lack of sustainable agricultural practices, such as long-term overgrazing, the suppression of natural savannah fires and the prevention of the natural migration of wildlife by fences. Other causes are the increase of CO² in the atmosphere and climate change-induced changes in rainfall patterns.
In order for the bio-bush mass available in the country to be harvested and made available to the national and international markets after various processing and refinement stages, scaling up is required, for which private sector involvement is necessary. This is where the Business Membership Organisation Partnership of the German Bioenergy Association (BBE) comes in, supporting its partner Namibia Biomass Industry Group (N-BiG) to strengthen the bioeconomy sector.