Research briefs for the Sixth Graduate Research Grants Call

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2015
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1. Evaluating Prevalence and Control Methods of Gastrointestinal Parasites of Sheep and Goats in Agro-Ecological Zones of Lesotho. (PI-Mpho Wycliffe Phoofolo. Co-Researchers-Puleng A.M., Matebesi-Ranthimo, Moeketsi S. Phalatsi, Setsumi M. Molapo).
2. Development and Evaluation of Sweet Sorghum (Sorghum bicolor L. Moench) Grain as an Alternative Energy Source in Chicken Feed Formulae. (PI-Willis O. Owino. Co-Researchers- Lucy Kabuage, Matthew Gicheha).
3. Performance of Artificially Cultured Polychaete Worms as Alternative Sustainable Marine Fishing Bait and Mariculture Fish Feed in Kenya. (PI-Charles Maina Kihia. Co-Researchers- Muthumbi Agnes, Jonathan Munguti & Muli Brendan).
4. Promotion of Technologies to Enhance Passion Fruit Productivity under Recurring Drought Events in Semi-arid Eastern Kenya. (PI- Maina Mwangi. Co-Researchers- Jesca Mbaka, Stephen Runo & Joseph Onyango).
5. Harnessing the High Protein and Nutrient Sequestration Potential of Bivalves for Value Addition for Enhanced Profitability of Smallholder Aquaculture in Uganda. (PI-Robinson Odong. Co-Researchers- Charles Masembe, Peter Akoll, Godfrey Kawooya Kubiriza, Matthew Mwanja Tenywa & Philip Borel).
6. Novel Technologies to Enhance Cassava Germplasm Conservation and Sustainable Utilization in Uganda. (PI- Grace Nakabonge. Co-Researchers- Susan Balaba Tumwebaze & Yona Baguma).
7. Molecular Characterization of Mycotoxins in Chicken feeds and Evaluation of their Effects on Indigenous Chicken Production. (PI- Rachuonyo, Harold Anindo. Co-Researchers- Julius Onyango Ochuodho & Anderson Kipruto Kipkoech).
8. Strategic Weed, Nutrient and Water Management for Increased Finger Millet Production in Eastern Uganda. (PI- John Stephen Tenywa. Co-Researchers- Levi Kasisra & Jenifer Bisikwa).
9. The Potential of Camel Production in Resilience Building to Climate Change in Karamoja, Uganda (CAPREC). (PI- Justine J. Namaalwa. Co- Researchers- John Herbert Ainembabazi & Aleper Knox Daniel).
10. ECOVEG: Manipulating the Soil Ecosystem for Improved Management of soil-Borne Pathogens in Smallholder ‘greenhouse’ Tomato Production in Kenya. (PI- Lucy Kananu Murungi. Co-Researchers- Baldwyn Torto, Jesca Mbaka & Vitalis Wafula Wekesa).
11. Enhancing Commercial Production and Marketing of Local Chickens in Northern Uganda through Innovation Platforms (ECOPROMALI). (PI- Marion W. Okot. Co- researchers- Donald Rugira Kugonza, Basil Mugonola & Kule Enos Katya).
12. Enhancing University-small holder Farming Community Engagement through Innovative ICT tools and Development of Agriculture Knowledge Products. (PI- Tulinayo Fiona Penlope. Co- Researchers- Bernard Obaa & Drake Patrick Mirembe).
13. Assessing the Potential of Dioscorea praehensilis (bush yam) as a Commercial and Food Security Crop in Ghana. (PI- Jonathan Padi Tetteh. Co-Researchers- David O. Yawson, Michael O. Adu & Albert O. Mensah).
14. Incorporating Climate Smart and Fast Growth Traits to Transform the Local Chicken Value Chain in Uganda (SMATCH). (PI- Donald Rugira Kugonza. Co-Researchers- Marion W. Okot, Gideon Nadiope & Brian Martin Babigumira).
15. Enhancing Production and Incomes in the Honey Value Chain through Addressing the Challenges of Pests and Parasites of Honeybees in Uganda. (PI- Anne Margaret Akol. Co- Researchers- Donald R. Kugonza, Robert Kajobe & Patrice Kasangaki).
16. Socioeconomic and Bio-Physical Drivers o Ecosystem Services Provision and Productivity of Arabica Coffee in the Mt. Elgon Region of Uganda. (PI- Jackline Bonabana-Wabbi. Co- Researchers- Jenina Karungi-Tumutegyereize, John Baptist Tumuhairwe & Basil Mugonola).
17. Food to Food Fortification with Baobab Fruit Pulp and Moringa Leaf Powder as A Pathway to Improve Food and Nutrition Security among Women and Children Benin, West Africa. (PI- Flora Josiane Chadare. Co- Researchers- Eunice Nago Koukoubou, Ismail Moumouni Moussa, Yann Madode & Saturnin Houndji).
18. Integration of sweet potato – soy bean production to improve soil fertility and enhance rabbit farming among smallholder farmers in Elgeyo Marakwet and Bungoma Counties, Kenya. (PI- Syphyline Jebitok Kebeney. Co- Researchers- . Jackson Kitilit, Nicholas Rop, Mark K. Korir, Julius Onyango Ochuodho & Wilson Ng’etich).
19. Development of acaricidal agents from Commiphora swynnertonii for management of livestock ticks for smallholder farmers. (PI- Musa Chacha. Co- Researchers- Paul Erasto & Lilian Nyamhanga).
20. Enhancing Indigenous Village and Smallholder Commercial Chicken Productivity through use of Effective Gumboro Disease Vaccination Regimes and Immune Stimulants in Kenya. (PI- Lucy Wanjiru Njagi. Co-Researchers- Philip Njeru Nyaga, Paul Gichohi Mbuthia, Wanzila Usyu Mutinda, Philip Mwanzia Kitala & Lilly C. Bebora).
21. Fodder Production for Enhanced Pastoral and Agro-Pastoral Resilience in the Drylands of Southern Kenya (PREPARED). (PI- Oliver Vivian Wasonga. Co-Researchers- William Ngoyawu Mnene & Yazan Ahmed Mohamed Elhadi).
22. Pyrolysis of Agricultural Waste for Bioethanol Production. (PI- Department of agricultural and bio systems Engineering, Makerere University. Co-Researchers- Tom Brumm & Bernard Chove).
23. Strengthening Quality Protein Maize Development and Utilisation for Indigenous Chickens in Zimbabwe. (PI- Edmore Gasura. Co-Researchers- Mcebisi Maphosa, . Adolf B Dube, Shardreck Ncube & Johns. Dube).
24. Assessment of the Efficacy of Commonly used drugs in the Control of Coccidiosis and Ectoparasitism of Domestic Rabbits in Smallholder Production Systems in Kenya. (PI- Peter Karuri Gathumbi. Co-Researchers- Paul Onyango Okumu, Stephen Mailu & . Robert Maina Waruiru).
25. Value-Addition of Cereal Crop Residues for Improving the Income, Nutrition and Small-stock Feed for Small-scale farmers using Low Technology Oyster Mushroom Production. (PI- Elenimo Billiat Khonga. Co-Researchers- Othusitse Ricky Madibela & Thabsile Virginia Balole).
26. Conservation of Local Crop Genetic Diversity – Unraveling the Dynamics and Challenges at Smallholder farm level: A Case study of Sorghum and Cowpea. (PI- Thomas Lapaka Odong. Co- Researchers- Prossy Isubikalu & Michael Hillary Otim).
27. Promoting Environmentally friendly Practices for Sustainable Baobab Leaves Production for Food and Nutritional Security in Smallholders Farming Systems in Benin. (PI- Assogbadjo Achille Ephrem. Co-Researchers- Glèlè Kakaï Romain & Salako Kolawolé Valère).
28. Enhancement Of Barley (Hordeum vulgare L.) Productivity through Improved Crop Management Practices in the Semi-arid Highlands of Northern Ethiopia. (PI- Berhanu Abrha Asegu. Co-Researchers- Girmay Shinun & Kebede Manjur).
29. Assessment of Weed Control Practices and Potential Weed Management Strategies for improved Maize productivity among Smallholder Farmers in Swaziland. (PI- Douglas Kibirige. Co-Researchers- Henry R. Mloza-Banda, Bongiwe Dlamini, William Mukabwe & Daniel H. Mlenga).