Research information from infosysplus.org: Organisations and projects in Uganda
Coordinated Projects - Uganda (6)
Through participatory processes ASARECA defined a Framework for Action for agricultural research in the Eastern and Central African region and identified and ranked commodities and/or factors of production for regional research priorities. Today it is implementing its priorities through its portfolio of 19 regional research networks and programmes, mainly executed through the CGIAR system.
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
Objectives: Promotion of strategies to reduce the impact of pests and stabilise yields in semi-arid cereal-based cropping systems, for benefit of poor people. Background: Groundnut rosette disease remains the major serious constraint to groundnut production in the Teso farming system. It was for this reason that AT Uganda undertook to promote farmer multiplication of the rosette resistant varieties in 16 subcounties of eastern Uganda. The approach emphasises participation of key stakeholders in planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of activities. The groups participate in preparation of seed distribution plans and set regulations to ensure seed is not lost thus breaking the distribution chain. Distribution and repayment of the loaned seed is public to ensure accountability. Seed is given to individuals in groups as loan seed ,to be repaid with seed interest, so that it multiplies until all target households access it. Groups provide peer pressure to ensure seed is repaid.
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 (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
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 (http://cta.isicad.org ) and CTA’s virtual library - Anancy. Results will be analised to evaluate farmes information and research needs.