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The Small seed plot and Select-the-best Technologies

Despite of the increasing demand for potato and the great interest that farmers have in potato farming, the crop’s productivity has been declining owing to insufficient quantities of healthy, high-yielding seed of desirable potato varieties.... Read more.

ALLGRAIN Food Extruder

The role of post-harvest management in assuring the quality and safety of produce is of significant importance in crop production. The ALLGRAIN food extruder was invented to improve the post handling of cereals such as maize and rice. The basic components of the ALLGRAIN food e... 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.

Enhancing the Adaptive Capacity of Smallholders to Climate Variability through Response Farming Innovations

Semiarid areas in the ECA region are characterised by high climatic variability. This is especially manifest in the erratic nature of seasonal rainfall with respect to onset, quanti... Read more.

Nutrient Feed Blocks

The problem Grasses and crop residues contribute over 80% of the fodder fed to dairy cattle and goats in smallholder dairy systems. However, the quality and quantit y of the grasses and crop residues decline (<10% crude protein) during the dry season resulting in a reduction... Read more.

Responding to climate variability and change through improving agricultural water productivity

The low input agriculture widely practiced by farmers in the ECA region cannot meet the growing demand for food and cash income whilst the high risk associated with the variable weather conditions acts as a... Read more.