Sorghum and Finger Millet

Sorghum-and-Millet-InnovationsSorghum and finger millet have been essential staple foods in the semi-arid tropics of Africa for centuries. In eastern Africa, they form an  important part of diets of people in Ethiopia, southern Sudan, northern Kenya and Uganda.

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Enhancing Food Security

Food securityCassava, potato and sweet potato are three important cash and food crops, which can provide food security and adaptation to climate change in the sub-Saharan region. These crops have common productivity challenges…

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Value Added Bean Technology

Change in consumer lifestyle and preferences has changed over time with a growing middle class in the region that is demanding a wider range of canned bean products, and preference for fast cooking products.

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Integration of Bio-energy

Biogas energyAs African countries strive to shift from primarily agrarian economies to industrial based bio-economies as the engine for growth, underpinned by value addition,environmental management will be key for sustainable development.

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Agro-process Waste Treatment

Agroprocess wasteIn the eastern Africa region agriculture and industrial processing are viewed as the main drivers for economic growth. However, these sectors are associated with environmental degradation due to the unsustainable

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Sorghum and Millet

sorghum and milletSorghum and finger millet are two traditional crops that are deeply rooted in agricultural and food systems of the people of eastern Africa. Sorghum and millet are among the major cereals grown in Tanzania, Ethiopia and Uganda.

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Bio-enhanced seeds

Bio enhanced seedsPeri-urban agriculture constitutes one of the fastest growing markets in the humid tropics, supplying income to producers and food to urban populations. Farmers regularly use chemical inputs to battle with pests…

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Industrial Enzymes Consortium

industrial enzymesAs the African continent embraces industrialization as the driver for economic growth, governments are acutely aware that this has to be done in an environmentally sustainable way.

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Biosciences Innovation Policy

bioscience innovation policyAs the African continent embraces industrialization as the driver for economic growth, governments are acutely aware that this has to be done in an environmentally sustainable way.

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