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NARO-MAK Joint Scientific Conference 2018

National Agricultural Research Organisation and Makerere University, College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences (NARO-MAK) are organising yet another Joint Scientific Conference slated for 12-15 November, 2018 in Kampala.

The conference will provide for presentation of keynote and scientific papers, and success stories. Additionally, it will accommodate exhibition of technologies, innovations, products and information materials emanating from research and related development programmes. Lead papers will be presented by persons with wide experience on topical issues of concern in relation to the theme in order to stimulate discussions that will lead to drawing recommendations. The four-day conference will therefore consist of keynote addresses, thematic panel and group discussions during plenary sessions, well as parallel break-out sessions. Emphasis is to be put on evidence based interventions for enhancing food and nutrition as well as incomes. It is expected to bring together stakeholders in all fields of agriculture, nutrition and public health, and innovations in the broadest sense, to exchange ideas and promote advocacy for appropriate solutions. These include, but are not limited to researchers, academia, producers, processors, marketers, consumers, policy makers, extension workers, development partners, financial institutions and leaders, whether in the public or private sector.

This year's conference is anchored on a theme "Research for Innovative Agri-Food Systems and Nutrition".

Sub-Themes:

1. Advances in agri-entreprenuerchip and value chains

2. Innivations in post-harvest, nutrition and food safety managment

3. Climate smart agriculture, resilience and the environment

4. Enhancing plant and livestock production systems

 
 

Over 40 Directors of the USAID Feed the Future Innovation labs visit the Makerere University Regional Centre for Crop Improvement (MaRCCI) at MUARIK

USAID Directors  pose for a group photograph with MaRCCI staff

On 24th May 2018, over 40 Directors of the USAID Feed the Future Innovation labs visited the Makerere University Regional Centre for Crop Improvement (MaRCCI).

The team had visited Makerere University and the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences the previous day.

The visit   to Makerere University and  MaRCCI  was part  of the activities of the five day days visit (21st-25th May 2018) to Makerere University to  discuss and assess the progress of the various projects the USAID Feed the Future Innovation Labs is implementing in the various parts of the world.

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The first Secretary- General of the African Universities Alliance(ARUA) Prof. Ernest Aryeetey visits the Makerere University’s Regional Center for Crop Improvement (MaRCCI)

Prof. Ernest Eryeetey (center) giving his remarks

The first Secretary - General of the African Universities Alliance (ARUA) Prof. Ernest Aryeetey on Wednesday 16th May 2018 visited Makerere University’s Regional Centre for Crop Improvement at Kabanyolo.

Prof. Eryeetey who is also former Vice Chancellor, University of Ghana was received by the Centre Director Dr. Richard Edema, Deputy Director Prof. Paul Gibson as well as MaRCCI staff and managers of the university farm.

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Makerere Launches project for sustainable grasshopper and cricket production and processing for food and business in East Africa

Mak PI Dr. Dorothy Nakimbugwe shaking hands with Hon. Min. Christopher Kibazanga during the launch

Makerere University in collaboration with the International Centre of Insect Physiology and Ecologogy (icipe) on 5th April 2018 launched the INSBIZ project (INSect- based agriBIZness for sustainable  grasshopper and cricket production and processing for food in Kenya and Uganda.

The project will be co- implemented by a number of partners and collaborators including: Agrarian Systems (U) Ltd., Treasure Industries (K) Ltd., Nutreal (U) Ltd., Uganda National Bureau of Standards (UNBS) and Kenya Bureau of Standards (KEBS).

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