Transfer of Constructed Wetland Technology for Decentralized Wastewater Treatment at Seeta High School
The FTBIC was established at the School of Food Technology, Nutrition and Bio engineering to develop new food value addition businesses based on research conducted at Makerere University and to support the University to produce job creators. With the financial support of 4.5bn UGX, from government through the Presidential Initiative for Value addition, the centre procured equipment including Mobile fruit processor to be utilized for collection and processing of fruit to juice concentrates in the communities and Twin screw extruder for processing of starchy staples to ready-to-use products. The high value laboratory equipments at the centre, which are used to analyze the nutritive value and sensory properties of the value added products before they enter the market included: Infrared grain analyzer for moisture content, Fibretetc analyzer for rapid analysis of fiber content, Atomic Absorption Spectrometer (AAS) for a range of quality tests, Gas Chromatography mass spectrometer (GCMS) and High performance Liquid Chromatography (HPLC) for testing flavor compounds.
To boost meat and milk processing, meat processing and dairy lines have been procured. To support the centre community outreach activities and engagements, the centre has acquired a 30 seater mini bus, a Utility double cabin pickup and a Refrigerated truck to maintain a cold chain during distribution. The centre has also ordered for machinery for processing breakfast cereals