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Baseline survey report on Nutrition and Income indicators of indigenous vegetable growers in East & Central Uganda, March 2015

Published by (name) / Mise en ligne par (Nom) : PAEPARD-CRFII UGANDA: African Indigenous Vegetable project
Description : Executive summary

 

This report contains findings from a baseline survey conducted in March 2015 to establish some of the impact monitoring indicators this project entitled “Enhancing nutrition security and incomes through adding value to indigenous vegetables in East and Central Uganda” seeks to deliver on. The indicators were captured by interviewing a total of 147 households drawn from the central and Eastern regions of the country where vegetable growing is quite prominent. The districts included Buikwe, Wakiso and Mpigi in the central region as well as Luuka, Jinja and Mbale in the Eastern region.

Among the key findings of this survey are the following:

§  The most common Solanaceae vegetables grown in the project are include Nakati (S. aethiopicum), Ntula (S. aethiopicum; Gilo group) Egg plant (S. melongena)

§  Nakati was found to be more prominent in the central region particularly in Buikwe and Wakiso whereas Ntula and Gobe (Vigna unguiculata) were more prominent in the Eastern region especially in Luuka and Jinja.

§  At present, households consuming of green leafy vegetables on a daily basis stand at 50%, 44% and 23% in Buikwe, Wakiso and Mpigi districts, respectively and at 50%, 63% and 58% in Luuka, Jinja and Mbale districts, respectively.

§  Approximately 61% of all the households interviewed obtained their green-leafy vegetables from own production while 5% purchased them.

§  In terms of vegetable sales in the central region, Nakati (Solanum aethiopicum) dominates among households followed by Bugga (Amaranthus blitum) then Ntula (Solanum aethiopicum; Gilo group) and then Doodo (Amaranthus sp).

§  Regarding vegetable sales in the Eastern region, Sukuma wiki (Brassica oleracea) dominates followed by Doodo (Amaranthus sp) then Ntula, egg plant and then the rest.

§  By district, Nakati and Nakati seed as well as Bugga are the most sold vegetables in Buikwe district with approximately 67%, 67% and 42% of households engaged in selling them, respectively.

§  In Wakiso district, Nakati dominates in sales (81% of households) followed by Bugga (67% of households) whereas in Mpigi district, Nakati dominates (32% of households) followed by Ntula (23% of households).

§  In Luuka district, Sukuma wiki is the most dominant vegetable sold by households (50% of households) followed by Doodo (36%) then Ntula (29%) whereas in Jinja district, Doodo is the most dominant vegetable sold by households (70% of households) followed by Sukuma wiki (50%) and Tindoli (50%).

§  In Mbale district, Sukuma wiki is the most dominant vegetable sold by households (79%) followed by Ntula (39%).

§  In general, Nakati contributes about 19% of the total revenue obtained from sale of vegetables.

§  In Wakiso district, the mean earnings from the sale of Nakati were established at about Ugx 1.5 million whereas in Buikwe district, the mean earnings were estimated at Ugx 180,000. In Mpigi district, the mean revenue from the sale of Nakati was established at Ugx 58,000.

§  Regarding access to information, majority of households in the study area were found to be accessing mostly information on crop and livestock husbandry as opposed to information on markets.

§  Households interviewed mostly access information through friends or relatives (39%) and then also through Radio (30%) and Extension agents / NGO workers (30%)

§  In regards to Radio listenership, CBS FM Radio Buganda is the most listened to radio station in central region followed by Radio Simba. In the Eastern region, NBS seems to dominate followed by Baba FM and Smart FM.

§  Concerning the preferred time to listen to radio, households in Buikwe preferred the evenings whereas residents of Wakiso and Mpigi districts preferred the evenings and mornings. In the Eastern region, households in Luuka and Mbale districts mostly preferred the evenings while households in Jinja preferred the afternoons and evenings.

Category / catégorie : Reports and resources on ARD, Monitoring and Evaluation
Paepard author(s) / Auteur(s) Paepard :
Other(s) author(s) / Autre(s) auteur(s) : Apolo Kasharu, Deborah Rees
Date of edition / Date d'édition : 31.03.2015
Type of resource / Type de ressource : Technical report / Rapport technique
On-line date / Date de mise en ligne : 16.09.2015
Linked Blog post / Article blog lié : http://paepard.blogspot.be/
Information sent to / Information diffusée à : Public, African Indigenous Vegetables (UCU)

Hands-on-skills training on the use of high performance liquid chromatography (HPLC)

Description :

This is a training designed by PAEPARD/FARA/UCU Solanace indigienous vegetable project in Uganda.  The training is a hands-on-skills on use of HPLC for anlysing various biochemical attributes of the vegetables.  It is targeting the technicians and students handling the biochemical analyses in the laboratories.  The HPLC expertise has been provided through a Fullbright scholar in analytical chemistry to Uganda Christian University (UCU).  The training is co-hosted by departments of Agricultural & Biological Sciences (UCU) and Food Technology & Nutrition (Makerere University).

Start of event / Début de l'événement : 01.02.2016
End of event / Fin de l'événement : 10.02.2016
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Kasharu Apolo

First name / Prénom : Apolo
Last Name / Nom : Kasharu
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Membership of / Membre de : Consortium
Function / Fonction : Team member
Name of organism / Nom de l'organisme : CHAIN Uganda
Acronym / Sigle : UCU-AIV
Postal address / Adresse postale :

P.O. Box 14364 Mengo, Kampala

Plot 115 Busega Kampala Masaka Road


Town / Ville : Kampala
Country / Pays : Uganda
Involved countries / Pays concernés : Ouganda
Mail / Email : kasharu@hotmail.com
Phone / Téléphone fixe : Tel + 256392615294
Cellphone / Téléphone mobile : +256783121569
Website / Site Internet : http://www.chainuganda.org
Type of contact / Type de contact : Private sector / Secteur privé
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Kizito Elizabeth Balyejusa

First name / Prénom : Elizabeth Balyejusa
Last Name / Nom : Kizito
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Membership of / Membre de : Consortium
Function / Fonction : PROJECT LEADER, African Indigenous Vegetable Research Project, Uganda
Name of organism / Nom de l'organisme : UGANDA CHRISTIAN UNIVERSITY
Acronym / Sigle : UCU-AIV
Postal address / Adresse postale :

DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURAL AND BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES,

FACULTY OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY,

UGANDA CHRISTIAN UNIVERSITY,

BISHOP TUCKER ROAD,

P.O.BOX 4,

MUKONO, UGANDA

Town / Ville : MUKONO
Country / Pays : UGANDA
Involved countries / Pays concernés : Ouganda
Mail / Email : EBKIZITO@UCU.AC.UG
Other mails / Autres Mails : LKIZITO08@GMAIL.COM
Phone / Téléphone fixe : +256 312350800
Cellphone / Téléphone mobile : +256794770132
Skype ID / Identifiant Skype : elizabeth.kizito83
Website / Site Internet : http://www.afri-sol.org
Type of contact / Type de contact : University / université
Information sent to / Information diffusée à : Public, African Indigenous Vegetables (UCU)

Project Inception Workshop Report, November 2014

Published by (name) / Mise en ligne par (Nom) : PAEPARD-CRFII UGANDA: African Indigenous Vegetable project
Description :

Enhancing nutrition security and incomes through adding value to indigenous vegetables in East and Central Uganda

 

Genesis of the project

       Africa is home to hundreds of indigenous vegetables with high nutritive value, a potential that is hardly being used to contribute to the nutrition and food security of the region (http://www.nap.edu/catalog.php?record_id=11763)

       They are grown locally on a small scale, often resistant to diseases and tolerant to environmental stresses.

       The potential of indigenous vegetables emanates from their superior adaptation to local environmental conditions without too much investment is

       However, this potential is hardly exploited in the fight against malnutrition, hunger, and poverty.

       Approximately 50% of the population in Sub-Saharan Africa is affected by deficiency in vitamins and minerals (Tulchinsky and Varavikova, 2009)

       Average consumption of vegetables and fruits in E. Africa is approximated at 200g/person/day, which is far below the WHO recommended minimum intake of 490g/person/day (FAO, 2010).

       In Uganda, 21% of the population is classified as under nourished and 38% of children malnourished (FAO, 2011), mostly evident in the Northern and eastern parts of the country (www.fao.org/docrep/013/i1683e/i1683e.pdf)

       Indigenous vegetables contain vitamins and minerals which are essential in the absorption and metabolism of food ingested by the body (e.g. as β-carotene, vitamins C and E, folates, iron and calcium)

       Indigenous vegetables are also known to contain substantial amounts of antioxidants that scavenge for and bind to harmful radicals, which have been linked to ailments such as cancer, diabetes and cardiovascular diseases.

       Indigenous vegetables improve palatability and add variety to diets, especially for the poor http://www.ifpri.org/publication/east-african-agriculture-and-climate-change-0

 

What is the problem?

However, indigenous vegetables have not been mainstreamed in the staple diets of potential consumers because of  inconsistency in supply and poor quality of products due to

a)      seasonality of supply,

b)     long distances between production areas and potential consumption centres

c)       poor post-harvest handling. 

The project funding

The Department of Agricultural Sciences, UCU has obtained support (Euro 250,000) from the EU for three years through an initiative of the Platform for African European Partnership on Agricultural Research for Development (PAEPARD) funded through Forum for Agricultural Research in Africa (FARA).  PAEPARD supports sustained partnership that mobilizes resources for priority projects that combine African and European institutional and financial resources for mutually advantageous projects.

The project entitled ‘Enhancing nutrition security and incomes through adding value to indigenous vegetables in East and Central Uganda’ is led by:

 Uganda Christian University (UCU), Department of Agricultural Sciences and Entrepreneurship (Contact persons Dr Elizabeth Kizito and Dr Michael Masanza)

in partnership with

Farmgain Africa (www.farmgainafrica.org),  a private firm specializing in agricultural market analysis, value chain development, market information systems and market linkage. (Contact person. Dr John Jagwe)

CHAIN Uganda (www.chainuganda.org),  a CBO which builds the capacity of small holder farmers through supporting formation and coordination of self help groups to effectively transition from subsistence levels to commercial farming for improved incomes and livelihoods. (contact person Dr Apolo Kasharu)

Natural Resources Institute, University of Greenwich, UK. NRI is world renowned for its work in supporting food security, sustainable development, economic growth and poverty reduction. It has vast experience working with durable and perishable crops after harvest to reduce losses, enhance financial or nutritional crop-value, and assure food safety. (Contact person: Dr Deborah Rees)

 

This project is about increasing consumption of indigenous vegetables which, despite being rich in certain essential vitamins and minerals, are not very much consumed hence leading to qualitative malnutrition mostly among children and women.  This project intends to improve post harvest handling of indigenous African vegetables in order to prolong their shelf life and hence increase their consumption in nutritionally vulnerable populations while increasing revenue of those engaged in their production.

The objectives of the project:

i.                     Better knowledge of indigenous vegetable varieties with prolonged shelflife.

ii.                   Increased knowledge about technologies and processes for prolonging shelflife of indigenous vegetables

iii.                 Better understanding of efficient delivery pathways for value added indigenous vegetables to end-markets.

 

The results expected:

R1.  Varieties of indigenous vegetables with longer shelflife and processing potential identified and profiled

R2. Appropriate processing and handling mechanisms/technologies for indigenous vegetables adopted

R3.  Appropriate delivery pathways of value-added indigenous vegetables established. Little work has been undertaken on understanding and managing the supply chains of indigenous vegetables. 

 R4.  Information sharing mechanisms on utilisation of indigenous vegetables established

 

Crops in focus:

       African nightshades (Solanum villosum and Solanum scabrum),

       African eggplant (Solanum aethiopicum)

Category / catégorie : Communication supports/Texts
Date of edition / Date d'édition : 01.12.2014
Type of resource / Type de ressource : Technical report / Rapport technique
On-line date / Date de mise en ligne : 17.09.2015
Linked Blog post / Article blog lié : http://www.paepard.blogspot.be/
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Learning trip to Natural Resources Institute, Univerty of Greenwich, Medway, Chatham, UK

Published by (name) / Mise en ligne par (Nom) : PAEPARD-CRFII UGANDA: African Indigenous Vegetable project
Description :

The project team members from Uganda travelled to the UK to benchmark project activities with the European partner; Natural Resources Institute, as well as explore and investigate technologies and methods used to prolong shelf life of vegetables (both berries and leafy ones). The trip took place on 17th to 21st March 2015.

 

A number of organizations and research facilities of interest were visited and these included the following:

  •          A whole sale market for vegetables called the New Covent Garden market in Central London
  •           A Fresh produce Journal editor in Central London
  •          A vegetable Farm in Dover (Angflor)
  •          East Malling Research Centre     
  •         Natural Resources Institute

During the visits, the team got exposed to the different technologies and methods used in handling of fresh produce in Europe. Technologies appropriate to tropical Africa were also discussed. The team also met food scientists at Eastern Malling who explained the different scientific research done at the centre (texture & colouration deterioration, fruit & vegetable ripening plus the causes as well as outlining the research history.

Category / catégorie : Reports and resources on ARD
Other(s) author(s) / Autre(s) auteur(s) : Namutebi Agnes
Date of edition / Date d'édition : 31.03.2015
Type of resource / Type de ressource : Meeting or event report / Compte rendu évènement,réunion
On-line date / Date de mise en ligne : 17.09.2015
Linked Blog post / Article blog lié : http://www.paepard.blogspot.be/
Information sent to / Information diffusée à : Public, African Indigenous Vegetables (UCU)

Masanza Michael

First name / Prénom : Michael
Last Name / Nom : Masanza
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Membership of / Membre de : Consortium
Function / Fonction : Team member
Name of organism / Nom de l'organisme : Uganda Christian University
Acronym / Sigle : UCU-AIV
Postal address / Adresse postale :

Faculty of Science and Technology

Bishop Tucker Road.

P.O.Box 4, Mukono, Uganda


Town / Ville : Mukono
Country / Pays : Uganda
Involved countries / Pays concernés : Ouganda
Mail / Email : mmasanza@ucu.ac.ug
Other mails / Autres Mails : mmasanza@gmail.com
Phone / Téléphone fixe : +256312350800
Cellphone / Téléphone mobile : +256794770837
Website / Site Internet : http://www.ucu.ac.ug
Type of contact / Type de contact : University / université
Information sent to / Information diffusée à : Public, African Indigenous Vegetables (UCU)

PAEPARD-CRFII-UGANDA: Baseline survey I

Date of begining / Date de début : 31.03.2015
Date of end / Date de fin : 31.03.2015
Description : Baseline survey on income and nutrition indicators among indigenous vegetables growing communities in East & Central Uganda
Paepard member(s) / Participant(s) Paepard :
Other(s) member(s) / Autre(s) participant(s) : Michael Masanza, Apolo Kasharu, Agnes Namutebi
Follow up / Suivi :

Participatory rural appraisal

Participatory variety selection


Achievements / Achèvement : Baseline survey I Completed
Type of card / Type de fiche : Main action from action plan / Action principale du plan d’action
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Rees Deborah

First name / Prénom : Deborah
Last Name / Nom : Rees
Membership of / Membre de : Consortium
Function / Fonction : Team member
Name of organism / Nom de l'organisme : Natural Resources Institute
Acronym / Sigle : UCU-AIV
Postal address / Adresse postale :

University of Greenwich

Medway campus

Chatham Maritime

Kent ME4 4TB

United Kingdom

Town / Ville : Medway
Country / Pays : United Kingdom
Involved countries / Pays concernés : Royaume-Uni
Mail / Email : D.Rees@gre.ac.uk
Phone / Téléphone fixe : +441634880088
Website / Site Internet : http://www.nri.org
Type of contact / Type de contact : Research center / Centre de recherche
Information sent to / Information diffusée à : Public, African Indigenous Vegetables (UCU)

Vegetable Innovation platform meeting, October 2015

Date of begining / Date de début : 08.10.2015
Date of end / Date de fin : 08.10.2015
Description : The vegetable PAEPARD CRFII project will be participating in a vegetable innovation plaform facilitated by CABI International. Our interest in this platform is the vegetable value chain in Uganda and also the seed systems in Uganda. We intend to present the findings of our baseline surveys in Uganda.
Paepard member(s) / Participant(s) Paepard :
Follow up / Suivi :
  • Confirmation of venue yet to be communicated
  • Agenda yet to be received
  • Preparation of presentation in place
Link / Lien vers le site Internet : http://www.cabi.org/about-cabi/; www.farmgainafrica.org
Achievements / Achèvement : Planning level
Type of card / Type de fiche : Workshop, meeting, event organization / organisation d’un atelier, d'une réunion ou d’un évènement
Information sent to / Information diffusée à : Public, African Indigenous Vegetables (UCU)
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