Scientists demonstrate growing of mushrooms and biogas generation from sisal waste

Kenya and Tanzania are the world’s second and third largest producers of sisal, Agave sisalana, with a number of large plantation estates and processing factories. However, this high productivity is accompanied with huge amounts of waste. The sector is considered one of the highest waste sectors.

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Delivering clean high yielding sweet potato vines to farmers in Uganda

Sweet potato is the second most important tuber crop in Uganda and haspotential to provide food security to many resource poor rural homesteads, and in particular regions that traditionallyhave poor soils and whose weather partners have become erratic ostensibly due to climate change. Unlike other subsistence crops, it can stay in the ground after maturity for between three to five months, thereby providing food for families for much longer.

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Pilot test on growing mushrooms and generating biogas from sisal waste

Kenya and Tanzania are the world’s second and third largest producers of sisal, Agave sisalana, with a number of large plantation estates and processing factories.  

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Creating Effective Partnerships Along the Innovation Value Chain is Key to Delivering innovations to the end users

Bio-Innovate has invested heavily on partnership as its strategy to deliver bioscience and bio-resource innovations to the end user.

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Fostering bioscience innovation: Lessons from BIO-EARN

new report from the BIO-EARN Programme provides food for thought on innovations, and guidance when developing BioInnnovate Concept Notes. This paper distils lessons from a study which has sought to illuminate the process of bioscience innovation in Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda.

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