Projects at CAES

Several research projects at CAES have won grants amounting to USD 610,873, EURO 432,361 and UGX 197,250,000= as of 2018. Some of the grants are given by the government and others by several partners. These grants have seen a significant breakthrough towards consolidating research and innovation in CAES.

These grants are a progressive input towards poverty eradication and improvement of livelihoods in line with the country’s socio-economic development plans. They also help to increase research and innovation output, thus boosting out developers’ innovations.

Please read our quarterly and annual reports which highlight the several research projects at CAES.

Agricultural Investors as Development Actors (AIDA)

AIDA is a research programme that examines what happens once a foreign agricultural investment is established in a rural locality in sub-Saharan Africa. Beyond promises of providing attractive business opportunities, hopes are that foreign agricultural investments will generate employment, boost food security and catalyse sustainable development. 

But what actually happens when a foreign agricultural investment is established in a rural locality in sub-Saharan Africa? Does it lead to more employment and new economic opportunities? How does it affect land tenure and water security? To whom and under which circumstances?

AIDA aims to provide answers to these questions.

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Gender-Responsive Researchers Equipped for Agricultural Transformation (GREAT)

Gender-Responsive Researchers Equipped for Agricultural Transformation (GREAT) is a five-year collaboration between Cornell University, in the United States, and Makerere University, in Uganda. GREAT started in 2016, and is funded with support from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. GREAT carries out its mission of creating more inclusive and effective agricultural systems through a combination of: the development of a Center of Excellence for gender and agricultural research at Makerere University; intensive training courses for agricultural researchers working in sub-Saharan Africa; the creation of a gender and agricultural research Community of Practice; and supporting institutional transformation for targeted agricultural research institutions across sub-Saharan Africa. Read more.