Improving lives through
sustainable bioinnovations


Program Food Security Thematic Focus

Bio-Innovate was established to primarily catalyze the translation of biological ideas into products and services that can be taken to the market for economic use and address social challenges and consequently improves livelihoods of the people in the eastern Africa region.

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Message from the Program Manager (Newsletter 03)

It gives me great pleasure to share with you the Bio-Innovate Program annual newsletter. In this issue we are sharing the exciting progress made by the Program in 2013 as well as future prospects of the Program beyond the current implementation phase.

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Kenya produces new bean variety for canning

After 60 years, Kenya now has four bean varieties that meet the industry criteria for canning quality. These are the first new varieties since the Mexican 142 bean variety was introduced in the late 1960 from Tanzania.

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How Bio-Innovate Program works


The Bio-resources Innovations Network for Eastern Africa Development (Bio-Innovate) Program was established in 2010 to support 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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