Bio-resources Innovations Network for Eastern Africa Development (Bio-Innovate) Program

Supporting multi-disciplinary biosciences and product-oriented innovation activities in the eastern Africa countries of Burundi, Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania and Uganda

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Developing a clean system for sweetpotato and cassava: A Bio-Innovate Program initiative In most of Africa, sweetpotato and cassava are the staple food and nutrition security crops that play a key role as food security and income generating crops particularly when the mainstream crops e.g. cereals have poor harvests. Cassava is versatile and can also be used for non-food purposes. Extracted starch…
Project  overcomes challenges to deliver mushroom and electricity from agro-industrial waste After two years of crippling difficulties in implementing their project activities, Bio-Innovate’s project on biogas and mushroom production from coffee and sisal waste is optimistic of finally completing and commissioning its pilot facilities that demonstrate use of sisal and coffee waste to produce mushrooms, biogas/electricity and bio-fertilizer by April this year. Professor…
Bio-Innovate produces new and elite sweetpotato clones for smallholder famers to mitigate climate change A team of scientists from Makerere University School of Agricultural Sciences working with Abeteraine Farmers Group in Hoima District, Uganda and funded by the Bio-Innovate Program under the potato, sweetpotato and cassava project – has successfully develop high yielding, drought tolerant and disease resistant sweet potato genotypes. The new genotypes named KSP…
Wednesday, 16 Apr 2014

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