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’.
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:
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’.