Research briefs for the Fourth Graduate Research Grants Call

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1. Improving Water Management for Irrigated Rice Production in the South-Kivu Province, DR Congo. (PI- Alice Amoding. Co- Researchers- Jackson-Gilbert Majaliwa Mwanjalolo & Jean Walangululu Masamba).

2. Enhancing Productivity of Maize-Based Cropping Systems through Additive Intercropping with Leafy Vegetables. (PI- Charles Ssekabembe. Co-PIs- Diana Earnshaw & T. Gama).

3. Characterization of Indigenous Legumes and their Utilization as Pure Stands or for Over-sowing of Natural Pastures. (PI- Emmanuel Lutaaya. Co-Researchers- Irvin Mpofu & Absalom Kahumba).

4. Improving Profitability of the Mango Value Chain through Strategies for offseason Flower Induction, Proper Harvest Scheduling and Appropriate Postharvest Handling Practices and Technologies. (PI- Jane Ambuko. Co-Researchers- Joseph Kori Njuguna, Willis Owino, Margaret Hutchinson, Rosemary Emongor & Solomon I. Shibairo).

5. Developing Ecological Management Strategies for the Aphid Vectored Cucumber Mosaic Virus on Tomato in Uganda. (PI- Jeninah Karungi-Tumutegyereize. Co-Researchers- Mildred Ochwo-ssemakula & Peter Sseruwagi).

6. Spatial distribution and health status of urban agricultural production systems in the city of Nairobi, Kenya. (PI- John Bosco Mukundi. Co-Researchers- Moses Orege Onyango, Peter W. Masinde & Nancy Muthooka).

7. Assessment of the Role of Plant Residues, Cropping Systems and Diversity of Fungal Species on Mycotoxin Contamination of Wheat. (PI- John Wagacha Maina. Co-Researchers- Charity Mutegi & James Muthomi).

8. African Nightshade Distribution in Kenyan Agroecologies in Response to Phosphorus and Water Status: Phenolics and related antioxidants profiling. (PI- Joseph Patrick Onyango Gweyi. Co- Researchers- Winfred M Musila, Nawiri Mildred Pauline & Omolo Paul Ochieng).

9. Botanical Pesticides for Bio-control of Spider Mites and Anthracnose in French Beans. (PI- Joshua O. Ogendo. Co-Researchers- Joshua O. Ogweno & Jane G. Nyaanga).

10. Enhancing Local Chicken Productivity through Strategic Breeding and Nutrition Management in Northern Uganda (ELOCHIP). (PI- Marion W. Okot. Co-Researchers- Donald Rugira Kugonza & Henry Earon Mulindwa).

11. Enhancement of Passion Fruit Productivity in Uganda: Identification and development of a management package for aphid vectors and associated viral diseases. (PI- Mildred Ochwo-Ssemakula. Co-Researchers- Peter Sseruwagi & Jeninah Karungi-Tumutegyereize).

12. Development of Quality and Affordable Fish Feed for Small-scale Fish Farmers in Malawi. (PI- Orton Msiska. Co-Researchers- Emmanuel Kaunda, Wales Singini, Jeremiah Kang’ombe & Thom Nyasulu).

13. Selection for Pod Quality and Multiple Disease Resistance in Bush and Climbing Snap Beans. (PI- Paul M. Kimani. Co-Researchers- R.D. Narla, Tirus Githaiga & Agnes Ndegwa).

14. Assessing the Capacity of Smallholder Farmers to Respond to Market Price Incentives. (PI- Mulebeke Robert. Co-Researchers- Agole David & Wanaku Boniface).

15. Engaging Urban and Peri-urban Farmers in Sustainable Soil Nutrient Management to Enhance Produce and Environmental Safety in Gaborone Environs in Botswana. (PI- F. Pule-Meulenberg. Co-Researchers- T. Mubyana-John, John O. Agbenin & T. Mpuisang).