New booklet for Internet : Better Vegetables, Better Lives Improving African Indigenous Vegetables for greater nutrition and income

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A new Internet booklet is now avialable here :

The Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture
(RUFORUM) brokered the initial partnership in the Afrisol consortium
and facilitated the response to the calls for proposals by PAEPARD.
The Ugandan partners comprising of Uganda Christian University,
FarmGain Africa and CHAIN Uganda and an European partner
Natural Resources Institute - University of Greenwich won a grant
under EU/PAEPARD (CRF II) in 2014. The project simply known as
African Indigenous Vegetables (AIV) targeted the neglected plant
species which, however, provide food and livelihood to thousands
of farmers in Uganda. The objective of the AIV consortium was to
improve postharvest handling and preservation of AIV (especially
Solanaceae species), to prolong their shelf life, to smoothen their
seasonal supply and therefore, increase their consumption by
populations including the vulnerable ones. Along the way several
other multi-stakeholder engagements have ensued involving
institutions such as: CABI, the National Agricultural Research
Organisation (NARO), CARITAS, the International Institute of
Tropical Agriculture (IITA), the WorldVegetable Centre (AVRDC),
Makerere University- School of Food Technology, Nutrition and Bioengineering
respective local governments and farmer organisations
to mention but a few-all with the purpose of elaborating on how
research can address livelihood issues for the small holder farmer.

Start of event / Début de l'événement : 06.07.2018
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