The new Executive Director-Vital Signs, Alice Ruhweza holding the Vital Signs:Uganda Atlas after perusing through it. This was during a meeting at the AfrII secretariat in Bukoto to discuss among other things, achievements, challenges, plans etc with focus on how to make VS more relevant. With her is the chairman AfrII, Professor G.W. Otim-Nape (center) and the Vital signs Uganda country Manager Julius Okwadi. The vital signs project works around collecting data on agricultural management and productivity, eco systems and human wellbeing.
A demo of the mechanised planting efficiency of the mechanised production of the certified cassava seed at the experimental site of 20 acres at Kigumba NACRRI Pre-basic and Basic Experimental in Kiryandongo District. The tractor can plant 30 acres per day at a spacing of 1 meter by 1 meter.
The two teams from AfrII and UBL share light moments on the Adyaka certified cassava farm in Apac District in a recent field tour. AfrII and UBL will work together on ensuring the production of High Quality Cassava Flour to be used in brewing the Ngule and Senator beers.
AfrII Vital Signs team during one of their field work surveys on soil testing/sampling. The vital signs project implemented by AfrII integrates measurements for agriculture, Eco system services and human wellbeing, and is creating a ‘gold standard’ environmental monitoring system.
Participants from Uganda, Tanzania and Malawi under CAVA II during the International Farmer Field day (12th-15th July) in Nigeria that handled strategies to increase cassava yields and lower costs of fresh cassava root production. Among the strategies demonstrated include fertiliser application, starch determination and cyanide analysis. CAVA II Uganda was represented by AfrII's Zonal manager, Anthony Ijjala (left) and AfrII's Agronomist, Awio Thomas (far right).
Land preparation for rice farming on Doho Rice Scheme,Butaleja District using a Rotavator. This mechanized method of rice farming can cover an area of about 1.50 to 2.0 ha/day and prepares the field in less time. The method also helps improve weed control. AfrII and partners under the Rice ENRICH project recently visited the rice scheme.
The Uganda Breweries Team led by the supply Director, (2nd on the left-front row) and AfrII team led by the chairman,Prof.Otim -Nape, in the company of the CAVA II Uganda Country Manager Mr. Francis Alacho (end right) while at the Adyaka cassava flash dryer factory in Apac District. Holding the blue Ngule t-shirt is Mr. Sam Opiyo the Director-Adyaka Wholesalers Limited. Mr. Opiyo is one of the lead cassava farmers in Apac and is supported by AfrII in promoting quality cassava production in the area.
Participants pose for a photo outside the Namulonge offices during the Mid Term Review and Planning Meeting on Commercializing Clean Cassava Planting Material Delivery Sysytem in Uganda that took place on 28th-30th June 2016. The meeting brought together key stakeholder's working to promote clean planting materials for improved yields of the cassava crop.