Dar es Salaam to benefit from EAC food research grant

Tanzania is among countries which will benefit from a programme that provides grants to scientists working to improve food production and environmental management in eastern Africa region. The five-year (2011-2015) 18trillion/- bio-innovative programme was launched at the headquarters of the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) in Nairobi on Wednesday.

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Biosciences is the key to Africa feeding itself

Calestous Juma, director of the Science, Technology and Globalization Project at the John F Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University, was film-interviewed at the official launch of a Bio-Innovate Program at the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI), in Nairobi on 16 March 2011.

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Bio-Innovate’s cassava, potato, and sweet potato consortium project on course to deliver sustainable innovative seed delivery systems in the eastern Africa

The Bio-Innovate Program Management Office (PMO) traveled to Kigali, Rwanda for a three-day project monitoring and evaluation exercise from 31 May–2 June 2012 to review the progress of project consortium 2 on ‘enhancing food security through improved seed systems of appropriate varieties of cassava, potato and sweet potato resilient to climate change in eastern Africa’.

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Bio-Innovate provides its project managers and financial officers with an experience-sharing and learning forum on Results-Based Management

The Bio-Innovate Program will organize a three-day training workshop on results-based project and financial management on 29-31 March 2012, at ILRI campus, Nairobi, Kenya. The workshop is an experience-sharing and consultative meeting on project management, monitoring, review and reporting in addition to financial management.

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Bio-Innovate Program is supporting nine regional and multidisciplinary projects in eastern Africa

The Bio-resources Innovations Network for Eastern Africa Development (Bio-Innovate) Program is a newly established multidisciplinary competitive funding mechanism, for biosciences and product oriented innovation activities in eastern Africa, through the bioresources innovation fund, supporting applications for regional, multi-disciplinary innovation projects in Burundi, Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania and Uganda.

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