Innovation incubation and promotion of targeted value chains
This theme will focus on taking near market products generated by Bio-Innovate Program from the above two thematic areas and their partners along the value chain to end-users. R4D institutions will apply for support to cover pilot level testing for economic feasibility, marketability and acceptability. The Program will seek opportunities for innovations that will have wide applications in the Eastern Africa. The theme will also seek opportunities to leverage additional funds from other partners for venture capital and pilot testing activities.
Sorghum and millet value addition consortium project
Bio-enhanced seeds consortium project
Industrial enzymes project
Two prototype products, non-alcoholic clear malt drink and instant flour from sorghum and finger millet developed and pilot-tested. Market testing and economic feasibility conducted in Uganda..
Three bacterial and fungal bio-control formulations developed and efficacy as bio-pesticide and bio-enhancers for maize, tomatoes and eggplants conducted in conjunction with smallholder famers in Kenya and Tanzania.