Project 6 makes strides in diversification and commercialization of sorghum and millet value added products.

Project 6 makes strides in diversification and commercialization of sorghum and millet value added products.

As part of the monitoring and review exercise for Bio-Innovate projects conducted between May and October 2012, the Bio-Innovate Program Management Team (PMT) traveled to Kampala, Uganda on 29-30 October to review implementation progress made by project 6 on ‘use of biosciences for value addition and diversification to enhance commercialization of sorghum and millet products in eastern Africa’. Read more

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Sustainable utilization of agro-industrial waste: How a Bio-Innovate funded project is generating bio-energy and mushrooms from agro-industrial waste.

Sustainable utilization of agro-industrial waste: How a Bio-Innovate funded project is generating bio-energy and mushrooms from agro-industrial waste.

Project consortium 4 is one of the nine Bio-Innovate consortia projects whose aim is to create innovative technologies that will produce mushrooms and bio-energy from coffee and sisal processing wastes while reducing environmental pollution in eastern Africa. At the end of the project, some of notable envisaged outcomes include: Read more

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From the laboratory to the field: How Bio-Innovate supported consortium 2 project activities is creating a sustainable potato seed delivery system in Rwanda

From the laboratory to the field: How Bio-Innovate supported consortium 2 project activities is creating a sustainable potato seed delivery system in Rwanda

As part of the two-day monitoring and evaluation exercise, the Bio-Innovate Program Management Team, the TAC representative, and consortium project 2 partners made a field visit to Musanze Research Centre in Rwanda on 2 June 2012. Read more

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Makerere University on the forefront of delivering bioscience innovations

Makerere University on the forefront of delivering bioscience innovations

The Bio-Innovate Program Management Team (PMT) had a three-day extensive visit of Bio-Innovate consortia project run by Makerere University Kampala (MAK) on 12-15 July 2012. The itinerary included officiating the opening of a refurbished controlled environment growth chamber renovated by project consortium 1 on ‘delivering new sorghum and finger millet innovations for food security and improving livelihoods in eastern Africa’; visiting a private company working with consortium 2 on enhancing food security through improved seed systems of appropriate Varieties of cassava, potato, and sweet potato resilient to climate change in eastern Africa’; and a pilot project site under project consortium 5 on integrated process for sustainable agro-process waste treatment and climate change mitigation in eastern Africa. Read more

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