Beans is the most important source of protein, iron and zinc source for resource poor communities in Eastern Africa. With a growing middle class and steady international market, canning beans has potential to become a major cash crop for farmers. However its production is hampered by lack of high quality seeds.
Presently it is estimated that less than 10% of industries in Eastern Africa treat their industrial and agro processing waste to any degree. This poses a serious health and environmental challenge to the growing population of the region. Bio-Innovate supported scientists across eastern Africa are working on innovative solutions that treat and convert such wastewaterintoenergy, and bio-fertilizer and re-use of the treated water..
Before the project begun, Banana Investment Limited was considered a bad neighbour just like 90% of factories in Eastern Africa. More
The Tanzania Minister for Communication, Science and Technology Prof. Makame Mbarawa on 28th April 2015 presided over the official opening of the SIDA funded wastewater More