Research information from Organisations and projects in Uganda

Projects with partners - Uganda (47)

  • African Network for Agriculture, Agroforestry and Natural Resources Education (ANAFE)

    The African Network for Agriculture, Agroforestry and Natural Resources Education (ANAFE) is a network of 127 educational institutions in Africa whose objective is to strengthen the teaching of multi-disciplinary approaches to land management. The ANAFE Coordination Unit is hosted at the International Centre for Research in Agroforestry (ICRAF) headquarters in Nairobi. This provides a vantage for network management, linkages with the research and development activities of ICRAF and its partners, and convenient communication facilities.

  • ASARECA Baseline survey on neglected and underutilized crops in East and Central Africa

    Goal: To carry out an inventory of the diversity of the underutilized foo crops in the region and generate baseline data on production and consumption levels, processing, marketing potential and research and development needs Purpose: - To carry out an inventory of the crops and develop a database on their genetic resources - To generate baseline data on levels of production and consumption as well as processing technologies and marketing channels - To generate a status report on funding levels and institutional frameworks for research and development of underutilized crops

  • Assessing the impact of the banana bacterial wilt, Xanthomonas campestris pv. musacearum on household livelihoods in East Africa

    Objectives: Promotion of pro-poor strategies that contribute to reducing the impact of the banana bacterial wilt, improving yield and quality of bananas and reducing pesticide hazards in forest agriculture systems. Background: In 2001, a banana bacterial wilt disease (hereafter referred to as the Banana Xanthomonas Wilt - BXW) was detected for the first time in central Uganda. The pathogen destroys banana fruit bunches and often results in total loss of yield, threatening the livelihoods of millions of people who depend on banana as a food and income source in the Great Lakes Region of Central Africa. Previously known only from Ensete in Ethiopia, in just three years since its discovery in central Uganda, the disease has developed into a full-blown epidemic, spreading throughout the eastern, central and north-western districts of the country.

  • Banana IPM promotion and assessment

    Objectives: Promotion of strategies to reduce the impact of pests in herbaceous crops in Forest Agriculture systems, for the benefit of poor people. Background: Since the late 1980s, IPM technology development, evaluation, promotion and dissemination efforts have been focussed on a range of priority constraints identified by the UNBRP and it's partners, including those participating in R8342. However, the recent emergence and rapid spread of banana bacterial wilt (BBW) , first recognised in Mukono district in September 2001, is already having a devastating effect on banana cultivation in central Uganda in particular, and is threatening the highly productive regions of south and south-west Uganda. It also has the potential to significantly counteract progress made with respect to IPM development and implementation, including the uptake of improved banana varieties. The disease is now known to be present in 26 districts.

  • Banana tissue culture: community dissemination pathways for delivery of high quality planting material to create markets for African farmers

    Goal: To ensure sustainable small-scale banana production in Eastern and Southern Africa, and to optimize the use and preservation of banana biodiversity Purpose: To generate efficient market pathways to supply, cultivate and market high quality planting material to small-scale farmers through the promotion of novel and sustainable partnerships between farmers and private enterprises, which are supported by improved institutional policies

  • Kapacitetsopbygning: Biosikkerhed og økologisk konsekvensvurdering af transgene planter i det østlige Afrika

    Food security is a major concern in Africa, and there is an urgent need for tools to increase crop production on this continent. Gene technology may be one of the many tools that may be used. However, one of the main obstacles to adaption of this technology, vividly demonstrated recently by the genetically modified (GM)-maize food aid crisis in southern Africa, is the lack of capacity to assess the agricultural and ecological impacts of introducing GM crops. There is, therefore, need for capacity building within the field of risk assessment/risk analysis. The long-term vision of the project is to build up capacity to cope with the challenges of introducing genetically modified crops in East Africa by developing a platform for capacity building on biosafety impact assessment of transgenic plants.

  • Biosafety Testing Methodologies for Transgenic Plants (GMO ERA Project)

    There is wide recognition that the regulatory and scientific capacity for conducting risk assessments of GMOs needs to be strengthened in most developing countries. The Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety of Living Modified Organisms under the Convention on Biodiversity (CBD) requires that parties cooperate in the development and/or strengthening of human resources and institutional capacities in biosafety. The project works in three focal countries, Brazil, Kenya and Vietnam, all of which have expressed the need for resources and capacity for environmental risk assessment, and which can act as centers of expertise for their regions. The goal of the project is to develop scientific methodologies for the environmental risk assessment of transgenic plants (referred to in the proposal as GMO-ERA). The two central goals for Phase II are 1) to enable the scientists from the focal developing countries to develop and implement independently the environmental risk assessment models that have been jointly developed by the project, including contributing to the regulatory process, and 2) to expand and generalize the use of project products to neighbouring developing countries.

  • Collective Action and Property Rights (system-wide program)

    To contribute to poverty reduction by identifying effective policies and practices that enhance the ways that collective action and property rights are used to build secure assets and income streams for and by the poor.To provide policymarkers, NGOs, and community groups with knowledge of the factores that strengthen rights of the poor to land and water resource and lead to more effective collective action by the poor

  • Consortium for Improving Agriculture-based Livelihoods in Central Africa (CIALCA)

    CIALCA is a new initiative to revitalize the agricultural smallholder sector in Central Africa. The geographic focus lies on DR Congo, Rwanda and Burundi. 3 specific projects are joined within the activities of the Consortium: 1. Impact Pathways in Musa-based Systems (INIBAP ) 2. Sustainable and Profitable Banana-based Systems (IITA) 3. Enhancing resilience of agro-ecosystems (TSBF-CIAT). Local coordinator: N. Sanginga; Belgian coordinator: R. Merckx

  • Delivery of services by DIAS to support NARO under the ASPS II Agricultural Research Component (Uganda)

    Within the context of the reform of the NARS, in ASPS II the Livestock Systems Research Programme is being supported by the Danish government in a transitional arrangement that will get it out of 'project mode' to where livestock research is competently and efficiently represented in the NARS, receiving appropriate resource allocations via the various financing mechanisms that are being established under the reform. The Agricultural Sector Programme Support II (ASPS II) including the Support to Agricultural Research Component (ARC) was initiated on 1st July 2005. The Danish Institute of Agricultural Sciences provides services aimed primarily at supporting the achievement of the outputs of the various activities of the Ugandan Livestock Systems Research Programme. The various pieces of LSRP work are at different stages of development. Some need to be fine-tuned ready for packaging and dissemination through NAADS, DATICs and ARDCs, whilst others are newly emerging issues, which have to be studied in the context of the new NARS

  • Development Research Centre on Chronic Poverty and Development Policy - Inception Phase

    Objectives: To provide analysis and policy guidance that will stimulate national and international debate and action about achieving greater inclusion of the chronic poor in the formulation of, and benefits from, developing policy. Background: Although the Centre is not yet established, this proposal builds on the findings of two recently completed ESRC research projects: *The first revealed that market-based economic development in remote rural areas in Africa is associated with growing inequality, reduced access to natural resources for the poorest and the social and economic marginalisation of significant numbers of people. Analysing patterns of in- and out-migration and rural-urban linkages is fundamental to understanding the dynamics of social exclusion within, and outside, such regions.

  • Evaluation of ecological and economic sustainability of breeding strategies in pastoral systems: The case of Ankole cattle in Uganda

    The Ankole cattle is found in SW Uganda. A production system is emerging where farmers keep two herds (purebred and crosses). The Ankole herd helps reducing the vulnerability, during periods of drought and times with high disease pressure. The crossbred animals are a source of milk. Crosses provide more milk under good conditions. The sustainability of such a system depends on a large number of factors such as herd size, management, climate fluctuations, social pressure. More information on the possible options and appropriate supportive institutional frameworks are therefore needed to design and support a sustainable production.. One component of the project is a comprehensive comparison of production systems (purebred vs. crossbreds). The life cycle efficiency of herds is compared using a combined cross-sectional and longitudinal approach. Data recorded include the socioeconomics of the farm, production and health of the animals and status of the pasture land. The second component deals with modelling of the production system, constraints and decision criteria by use ofmodelling software. Factors considered are environmental, breed-type related, management, and socio-economic.

  • Expanding biological control of the diamondback moth, Plutella xylostella L. in Eastern and Southern Africa

    Major Research Domain: diamond back moth, Plutella xylostella, biological control, Diadegma semiclausum, parasitoids Goal: Enhance food security and reduce poverty through sustainable vegetable production.

  • Identifying Insect Vectors and Transmission Mechanisms for Banana Xanthamonas Wilt to Improve Understanding of Disease Epidemiology

    Objectives: To provide benefits for poor people generated by application of new knowledge on crop protection to annual and herbaceous crops in Forest Agriculture production systems. Background: Almost no information is available about the vectors, infection courts, transmission epidemiology and biology of BXW, since the disease is new. A good understanding of these factors is required for developing and targetting BXW management practices. The Uganda National Banana Research Programme (UNBRP), in collaboration with other national and international partners, has undertaken an intensive BXW mitigation programme and country-wide awareness campaign. The primary objective of this campaign is to contain the disease and prevent its spread. The principal recommendation has been to protect banana plants by removal of the male flowers to eliminate the most likely infection court. This recommendation has been drawn from the research and management of Moko disease in the Americas. However, the presence of similar groups of vectors and disease pathways for BXW remains to be confirmed.

  • INCO 2:ECART/ASARECA/CTA Workshop on Impact Assessment of Agricultural Research in Eastern and Central Africa Entebbe, Uganda 15-19 November 1999

    Project Reference:ICA4-CT-1999-50012

  • Increasing the Effectiveness of Research within NARO, Uganda

    Objectives: Increasing the effectiveness of NARO research aimed at developing and promoting strategies to improve crop productivity for the benefits of poor people. Background: This proposal aims to build on work funded by DFID and others in the National Banana Research Programme (NBRP) of the National Agricultural Research Organisation (NARO) in Uganda. It concerns cross-cutting sectors of research management i.e. statistical issues of research planning, data management and data analysis. In work undertaken under the CPP Project R8301 in NBRP, in relation to CPP-funded banana projects R7567, R7529 and R7972, progress has been made in terms of researchers having improved skills, awareness and institutional framework for organising and effectively utilising the large amounts of data they have acquired. R8301 outputs have included an information archive of protocols, raw data, meta-data and reports from R7567, R7529 and R7972, a manual giving guidelines and procedures for effective data management, and the development of an NBRP Policy for Research Management.

  • Integrated control of thrips in vegetables in eastern Africa

    Enhance food security and reduce poverty through sustainable crop production Pest status of thrips greatly reduced by environmentally friendly control methods

  • Large-scale deployment of improved sweetpotatoes in sub-Saharan Africa

    Goal: To strengthen and extend a platform for partnerships that will deliver new sweetpotato production technologies to large numbers of farmers quickly and efficiently

  • Linking Farmers to Markets: Challenges and Opportunities for Improving Rural Livelihoods in Communities Affected by HIV/AIDS in Uganda

    Linking Farmers to Markets: Challenges and Opportunities for Improving Rural Livelihoods in Communities Affected by HIV/AIDS in Uganda

  • Making informed choices: facilitating farmers' enterprise selection process in Uganda

    Objectives: Options developed for the interpretation and application of market and other relevant information which enable farmer groups to make informed decisions on enterprise choice and management. Background: The project will develop processes that enable farmer groups, farmer fora and NAADS co-ordinators at sub-county level to gather and access market information which will enable them to assess enterprises for their profitability and overall viability under local circumstances. Specifically the project will: (a) Evaluate the processes and institutions now used for identifying market potential; (b) Identify and evaluate improved processes for giving farmers access to the market and income information needed to make informed decisions; (c) Inform and influence Ugandan and international interests of project progress and outcomes. The project has an inclusive approach to poverty reduction.

  • Making Rural Services Work for the Poor - The Role of Rural Institutions and Their Governance for Agriculture-Led Development

    Goal: Direct benefits for target groups - Provision of services to the rural poor is improved due to - Increased ability of the rural poor to demand sevices and hold service providers accountable - Increased ability of the rural poor to engage in collective action and to co-produce services - Improved ability of service providers to supply quality services to which the poor have access Purpose: Intended utilization of outputs by recipients / direct clients

  • Management and control - essential features for continued access by small-scale growers to EU fresh produce markets

    Objectives: To generate and promote new knowledge into how national innovation systems can be mobilised to sustain uptake and adoption of CPH knowledge for the benefit of the poor. Background: Fresh produce exports generate income for thousands of families in Africa. Strict food safety regulations and standards in the EU are depriving these families of their livelihood. Simply providing training and transferring European systems does not work. This project builds on the success of R8271, by supporting small-scale growers with a cost effective management system and institutional framework to attain EUREPGAP. The concept integrates into the national system and encourages SSG's to take ownership. The current work aims to demonstrate that the Zambian system can work in Uganda, which has a less well developed export sector and institutional framework.

  • Managing micro-organisms to enhance plant health for sustainable banana production in Eastern Africa

    Goal: Exploiting microbial interactions for enhanced banana plant health and productivity Outputs: - To find, test and apply microbial antagonists to control banana pests and diseases such as banana weevil, plant parasitic nematodes and Fusarium wilt - To establish modes of action, persistence, distribution and competition among different species and strains

  • Managing micro-organisms to enhance plant health for sustainable banana production in Eastern Africa (Phase II)

    Goal: To improve banana crop production through better, cost-effective protection against pests Purpose: To develop and deliver to farmers endophyte-enhanced tissue-culture plants with sustained protection against banana pests

  • Mitigating the impact of climate change on rice disease resistance in East Africa

    Goal: To increase well-being of farmers growing rice in East Africa despite climate change. Purpose: To mitigate the impact of climate change on occurrence and virulence of rice pathogens affecting rice yield in East Africa.

  • Participatory development and testing of strategies to reduce climate vulnerability of poor farm households in East Africa through innovations in potato and sweet potato technologies and enabling policies

    Goal: Reduce climate vulnerability of poor farm households in East Africa through adoption of potato- and sweet potato-based technologies and enabling policies that increase the resilience and sustainability of agricultural systems Purpose: Adaptation strategies for poor farm households in East Africa based on new potato and sweet potato technologies and enabling policies are adopted by farmers and other stakeholders

  • Planning and Organization of an Open Nucleus Dairy Cattle Breeding Schema in the Lake Viktoria Crescent Region of Uganda

    Holstein Friesian is the most important dairy breed world-wide. It was developed under temperate conditions and its transfer into tropical countries has frequently posed large problems due to lack of adaptation. Its extreme superiority in terms of milk production makes the breed still very attractive to farmers and it actually fits well to some agro-ecological zones of Uganda where Friesian cows produce sustainably 5-10 times more milk than the local breeds.


    Crop production figures are normally adjusted for post harvest (PH) loss in order to obtain the estimates of food availability on which any relief actions are based. To date, the origin and justification of figures used to make adjustments for PH losses have not been well founded. To remedy this situation, MARS-Food Sec, in association with AIDCO and FAO, has commissioned a project to obtain more realistic figures for the PH losses of cereal grains.

  • Predicting climate change induced vulnerability of African agricultural systems to major insect pests through advanced insect phenology modeling, and decision aid development for adaptation planning

    Goal: African agriculture (farmers, national agricultural research institutions, policy makers, etc.) copes with the risk of exacerbating and expanding insect pests due to climate change; and, adaptation strategies minimize major pest-related crop losses. Purpose: • Vulnerability of crops to pests induced by climate change determined through phenology modeling, and a database on temperature-driven phenology models developed and computeraide tools provided for pest risk mapping and adaptation planning. • Scientists and IPM practitioners use the project tools for: country-specific pest risk assessments, adaptation planning, improving their pest management strategies, and for providing information to policy makers to improve national pest management and quarantine programs.

  • Profitability of Diary Farming in Uganda Focusing on Production of Costs and Marketing

    Profitability of Diary Farming in Uganda Focusing on Production of Costs and Marketing

  • Promotion and development of the participatory market chain approach (PMCA) in Uganda

    Objectives: Participatory Market Chain Approach (PMCA) adapted and put in use in Uganda. Background: The project will synthesise and promote proven research outputs from a CPHP project based in Bolivia and co-operating activities with other projects in Peru and connect them with a CPHP project based in Uganda. The use of the participatory market chain approach (PMCA) will enable resource poor sweet potato farmers to have improved access to markets. Based on the innovation systems approach, the project intends to bring together different market chain participants to understand the needs and opportunities to market sweet potato, and to build a platform to embed technical innovations in a system of institutional relationships and processes.

  • Promotion and dissemination of integrated pest and soil fertility management strategies to combat striga, stemborers and declining soil fertility in the Lake Victoria basin

    Objectives: Disseminate integrated pest and soil fertility management (IPSFM) options against stemborers, Striga, and declining soil fertility for maize-based production systems in the Lake Victoria Basin. Background: Maize is the most important food crop of Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda. The major constraints to maize production, as perceived by farmers in the Lake Victoria region, are Striga hermonthica, stem borers, and low soil fertility. Under the ongoing DFID-funded Project (R8212), ICIPE, CIMMYT, TSBF-CIAT, Rothamsted Research and various national programmes are testing and disseminating integrated pest and soil fertility management approaches/strategies (IPSFM), in particular against striga, stemborers, and declining soil fertility in the Lake Victoria Basin of Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania. This project is helping to enhance food security, income generation, and environmental sustainability leading to reduction in poverty in the Lake Victoria basin of Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania, and will result in an overall improvement in livelihood status.

  • Promotion of bean pest IPM

    Objectives: Promotion of integrated pest management strategies of major insect pests of Phaseolus beans in hillsides systems in eastern, central and southern Africa. Background: The novel approach developed in Project R7965 for disseminating and promoting bean IPM options from community to community was in the past one year, incorporating the outputs from the other cluster projects into the promotion exercise to scale out to communities. While increasingly utilising the framework and uptake mechanisms of the bean networks (ECABREN, SABRN and PABRA), the participatory approach (modified farmer field school- MFFS) has helped to intensify and extend activities in Kenya, Malawi, Tanzania, Uganda, DR Congo and Rwanda, and helped to create awareness in Madagascar, Mozambique, Zambia and Sudan.

  • Promotion of IPM for smallholder cotton in Uganda

    Objectives: Strategies promoted to reduce the impact of pests and stabilise yields in smallholder cotton in Uganda. Background: The extension will add value through a massive scaling-up in the number of extensionists and farmers trained in the IPM system. In addition, further research will be done on the wider impact of such a massive demonstration programme, on cotton crop management standards and the implications for farming households that lack capital assets. Some work has been done in the project on impact but the demonstration programme had been in place for only a short time. Much has been achieved by the project in only two seasons, and the large number of on-farm demonstrations planted by the USD AID-funded projects has provided an excellent pathway for rapid adoption and dissemination.

  • Promotion of neglected indigenous vegetable crops (IV) for nutritional health in Eastern and Southern Africa (Phase II)

    Goal: To improve household food security of resource-poor groups in Eastern and Southern Africa by; 1) Safeguarding biodiversity of indigenous vegetables (IVs), 2) reducing malnutrition and poverty among small-scale farmers and consumers through promotion, production and consumption of IVs and 3) diversifying and stabilizing farmers’ income and nutritional health through higher quality seed and improved cultivation practices of IV crops Purpose: To enhance genetic resource base, technology dissemination and improved seed of IVs to safeguard biodiversity for better health, nutrition and improved income

  • Promotion of neglected indigenous vegetable crops for nutritional health in Eastern and Southern Africa

    Major Research Domain: vegetables, neglected crops, hyacinth bean (Lablab purpureus), African eggplants (Solanum aethiopicum, S. Macrocarpon, S. Anguivi), Amaranth (Amaranthus spp.) Ethiopian Mustard (Brassica carinata), Spiderflower (Gynandropsis gynandra), Jute Mallow (Corchorus olitorius), Nightshades (Solanum scabrum, S. americanum, S. villosum, S. Nigrum), Okra (Abelmoschus esculentus, A. Caillei), Pumpkin (Curcubita pepo, C. moschata), Moringa (Moringa olifera), Hyacinth Bean (lablab purpureus (L.) Sweet, syn. Dolichus lablab L., Lablab niger Medik, Vegetable Cowpea (Vigna unguiculata) Goal: To improve household food security of resource-poor groups in Eastern and Southern Africa through better uitilization of neglected indigenous vegetables

  • Scenarios for Organic Agriculture Development in Uganda

    Scenarios for Organic Agriculture Development in Uganda

  • Strategies for Adapting to Climate Change in Rural Sub-Saharan Africa: Targeting the Most Vulnerable

    Goal: Reduced vulnerability of rural households to climate change through better-coordinated and targeted food system adaptation strategies Purpose: To provide regional organizations, policymakers and farmers in Sub-Saharan Africa with tools to identify and implement appropriate adaptation strategies

  • Strategies to use Biofuel Value Chain Potential in Sub-Saharan Africa to respond to Global Change - Enhancing low-productivity Farming in Tanzania and linking to SMEs

    Goal: Identify the potential for linking low-productivity farming to small and medium enterprises (SME) to enhance livelihoods through biofuel value chains in the scope of increased global energy demand. Purpose: To provide farmers, regional organizations and local authorities in sub-Saharan Africa with feasible strategies to benefit from biomass production potential and mitigate food insecurity.

  • Stronger by association - understanding how small forestry enterprise associations can work for the poor

    Objectives: To improve the understanding of how SME associations work for the poor by examining the many types of association existing at the forest/agriculture interface, with an explicit focus on gender concerns. Background: Association lies at the heart of attempts by small and medium enterprises (SMEs) to capture the benefits of globalisation. Collective action allows them to fight scale disadvantages and political marginalisation. SMEs based on forest resources can generate sustainable livelihoods in many rural areas where few other alternatives exist. DFID-funded inception research in six countries has demonstrated the magnitude of this contribution to economic opportunity, yet the potential of SMEs is often unrealised because of the challenges they face.

  • Support Research at the IITA

    Major Research Domain: market opportunities, commercial commodities, IITA mandate crops Priority: 4

  • Support to National Agricultural Research Organisation, Uganda through a twinning arrangement involving scientific and technical cooperation ion agricultural research and training

    Danida provides bilateral assistance to Uganda. During the 1st phase of the Sector Program Support the focus was on several sectors including the agricultural sector. During Phase 1 the Agricultural Sector Programme Support (ASPS) consisted of seven components. One of these was the Livestock Systems Research Programme, which in turn comprised a series of sub-components: § a research programme § a human resource capacity building programme using both in-country and international institutions including Danish institutions through twinning arrangements and by strengthening research management § a programme for technology transfer processes The LSRP has demonstrated that technology suitable for smallholder livestock production may be developed using participatory methods and a team based farming systems approach. A number of the technologies developed under LSRP are ready for dissemination and up scaling through the DATICS and NAADS or will be so, after final testing and a packaging process.

  • Sustainable conservation and utilization of genetic resources of two underutilized crops - finger millet and foxtail millet - to enhance productivity, nutrition and income in Africa and Asia

    The goal is to enhance rural livelihoods and household food and nutritional security in the finger millet and foxtail millet growing areas of Africa and South Asia through cultivation of adapted, higher-yielding and stable cultivars of two underutilized crops - finger millet and foxtail millet.To achieve this goal, the project will assist NARS in the target countries to more effectively utilize genetic diversity of locally adapted finger millet germplasm in their breeding programs.

  • The Good Seed Initiative - sharing the learning from CPP programmes into pro-poor seed systems in East Africa

    Objectives: Measures to ensure the quality and health of farm-saved and traded seed among the poor taken up and institutionalised within the operation of East African institutions, national legislation and procedures. Background: In Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA), seed saved from farmers' own harvests is the dominant seed source for 80-90% of smallholder farmers, both for use by the growers' themselves and for sharing through social networks. It is estimated that as much as 30% of kale seed used by smallholder farmers in Kenya is produced by the informal seed sector. This seed is available, affordable, trusted by farmers, and has many known and valued uses. In addition, the informal seed sector includes NGOs, and other groups who multiply seed for distribution to other farmers and farmers who produce seeds for their own future use

  • The Impact of Organic Agriculture in Uganda: Improving Livelihoods through Sustainable Natural Resource Management and Market Linkages

    The Impact of Organic Agriculture in Uganda: Improving Livelihoods through Sustainable Natural Resource Management and Market Linkages

  • Towards Improved Farmer Access to Agricultural Information in Uganda – the Question and Answer Service (QAS) Voucher System (VS)

    This project will directly target 300 small-scale farmers in 3 districts. Results will be broadcasted by rural radio to an estimated audience of 2 million farmers in English and three local languages, namely Luganda, Luo and Runyakitara. The radio programs will be uploaded onto the Internet on a website that will be developed fot the project ( ) and CTA’s virtual library - Anancy. Results will be analised to evaluate farmes information and research needs.

  • Use of solar water heaters in industrial processes to reduce furnace oil consumption and to improve economic competitiveness of industries (Uganda)

    The Solar Water Heaters are already a commercially viable technology for Ugandan households and play an ever more meaningful role on the shift to renewable energy on a global dimension. It is still not the case in industrial applications where oil furnace or firewood are the usual sources of energy for heating. This research project aims at exploring the techni-cal and financial viability of the use of solar water heaters in industries to reduce furnace oil consump-tion and carbon dioxide emission.