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East African Standards for Cassava and Potato products

Development of harmonized standards for cassava, sweet potato and potato products was carried out with the National Bureaus of Standards of the five East African Community member states. The 25 standards have a direct bearing on cassava, sweet p... Read more.

Banana Ripening, Juice processing and Wine processing Technologies

a. Ripening Uniformity of ripening is a ey challenge for good postharvest handling of banana fruits. In Rwanda, the most commonly used method for ripening is the underground technique which involves digging a pit (called “Urwin... Read more.

Farmer preferred striga weed resistant Sorghum varieties

Strigahas been known as a major biotic constraint of economic importance for cereal-based cropping systems. It normally results in low yields, hence affecting the incomes of farmers. The development and utilization of Striga-resistant sorghum ... Read more.

Improved Forage Chopper

The problem The zero-grazing livestock production system is characterized by high feed requirements and high labour demands. Forage processing for zero-grazing animals requires planting and caring for forage just like the other seasonal crops, and then harvesting, transporti... Read more.

Processing of Mango Juice for sale in urban markets

Traditionally common beans (Phaseolus vulgaris L.) are of great importance for household food and nutrition security, both for the rural and urban populations. Beans are high in antioxidants, fibre, cholesterol-free dietary protein, B vitamins, iron... Read more.

Using best-bet ISFM options to improve local community livelihoods

Although Eastern and Central African (ECA) countries depend largely on agriculture as a main source of livelihood for 80% of the population and 38% of the GDP (ASARECA, 2009), land degradation and soil fertility depletion grossly limi... Read more.