Research briefs for the Third Graduate Research Grants Call

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Titles of Project Research Briefs

  1. Unraveling the Vector-transmission Biology of the Ipomovirus Sweet Potato mild mottle virus (Potyviridae) in Cultivated Sweetpotato (Ipomoea batatas Lam. (PI - Dr. Arthur K. Tugume. Co-researchers;-  S.B. Mukasa, C.A. Omongo.)
  2. Investigating contamination risks associated with wrapping indigenous foods in plastic bags during thermal processing. (PI - Banadda Noble. Co-researchers;- Kigozi Julia, Ssempala Cornelius)
  3. Safer Options for Smallholder Management of Cereal Grain Storage Insect Pests in Zimbabwe. (PI - Brighton Mvumi. Co-researchers;- Tanya Stathers, Louisa D.M Makumbe, Susan Kageler, Wilfred Munguri.
  4. Nematode-suppressive vegetables: Farmers ideal choice in soils infested with plant-parasitic nematodes in western Kenya. (PI - Elizabeth Omami N. , Njira Njira Pili. Co-researchers;- Anderson Kipkoech K, Julius Ochuodho O, Pamela Obura, Christine Ndinya.)
  5. Effect of Uranium Contamination in Tanzanian Agricultural Soils and its Transfer in Food Chains. (PI - Sokoine University of Agriculture. Co-researchers;- A.K. Kaaya)
  6. Assessment of Goat Production Systems and Socio-Economic Factors Affecting Demand of Goats and Goat meat in Malawi. (PI - Fanny Chigwa Chilera. Co-researchers;- Jonathan Tanganyika, Susan Chikagwa-Malunga, Rollins Chitika, Richard Kachule, Wilfred Lipita.)
  7. Participatory Development and Validation of Culture Models of Integrating Fish Polyculture-livestock into Irrigated Rice fields to Enhance Competitiveness of Rice farming in Mwea, Kenya.  (PI - Francis Kariuki. Co-researchers;- Joyce G. Maina, Violet Gathaara, Raphael Kinyanjui Wanjogu, Julius Nyoro Ndogoni)
  8. Organizing Smallholder Farmers to Access Maize Markets in Uganda through the Warehouse Receipt System. (PI - Gabriel Elepu. Co-researchers;- Paul Kibwika)
  9. Poverty alleviation and increased food security through improving smallholder milk production of dairy goats and their crosses in Botswana. (PI - Gaolebale Mpapho. Co-researchers;- Shalaulani J. Nsoso, Wameotsile Mahabile)
  10. Impact of Climate Change on Mangrove crab (Scylla serrata) Fattening and its Implication on the Livelihoods of Coastal Communities of Tanzania (PI - Hieromin A. Lamtane. Co-researchers;- Jairos J. Mahenge)
  11. Developing appropriate vegetative propagation techniques for enhancing productivity of the Shea tree (Vitellaria Paradoxa ssp. Nilotica) in Uganda (PI - John Bosco Lamoris Okullo. Co-researchers;- Clement A. Okia, Malinga Michael)
  12. Microfinance and Growth of Small-scale Agribusinesses in Malawi. (PI - Joseph Dzanja. Co-researchers;- Sera Gondwe, Valentina Hartaska)
  13. Consumer and Regulator Concerns about Pastoral Indigenous Knowledge Food Processing: Participatory analysis for producers’ and consumers’ benefits. (PI - Joseph W. Matofari. Co-researchers;-Kenya Agricultural Research Institute)
  14. Enhancing Phosphorus Release from Rock Phosphate using White Lupin (Lupinus albus L. cv. Amiga) and Chickpea (Cicer arietinum L.) (PI - Joyce J. Lelei. Co-researchers;- Richard N. Onwonga, Josephine P. Ouma)
  15. Enhancing Crop Productivity through Soil-water Conservation and Integrated Drought Prediction and Preparedness Techniques in the Drier zones of Central Highlands of Kenya. (PI - Monicah Mucheru-Muna. Co-researchers;- Daniel Mugendi, Jayne Mugwe)
  16. Performance and Adoption of Soil Conservation Practices as Climate Change Adaptation Strategies in Semi-Arid Districts of East Africa. (PI - Rich M. Mulwa. Co-researchers;- Johnny Mugisha)
  17. Fire and Deforestation Effects on Forest Ecosystems and their Impacts on Rural Households in south Mozambique. (PI - Romana Rombe Bandeira. Co-researchers;-Chaúque Aniceto, Mate Rosta Simão)
  18. Improving Rainwater Use Efficiency in Teff for Enhancing Adaptation to Climate Variability and Climate Change in the Northern Ethiopia. (PI - Solomon Habtu. Co-researchers;- Araya Alemie, Girmay Gebresamuel, Tadesse Dejene, Negash Aregay)
  19. Development and Adoption of Technologies for Improving Dairy Productivity and Nutrition among Smallholder Dairy Farmers in Malawi. (PI - T.N. Gondwe. Co-researchers;- Trustees of Agric. Promotion Prog. (TAPP), P/B A21, Lilongwe, Malawi, Centre for Agric Res & Dev (CARD), Department of Animal Health & Livestock development)
  20. Effect of Some Cultural Practices on Soft Rot (Erwinia carotovora) Infection of Potato and a Characterisation of the Pathogen. (PI - Alemtshay Tsegay. Co-researchers;- Elizabeth Ngadze, A. I. Robertson)
  21. Evaluation of Rain Water Harvesting (RWH) for crop production in semi-arid Botswana. (PI - Benedict Kayombo. Co-researchers;- Cecil Patrick, Patrick Malope, Jackson N Aliwa)
  22. Estimation of Pollution Loading into Lake Kivu Basin. (PI - Bashwira Sanvura. Co-researchers;- Majaliwa Mwanjalolo Jackson-Gilbert, Tenywa Moses, Frank Kansiime)
  23. Exploration of Alternative Methods of Plant Fibre Extraction for use on Improved and Environmentally Friendly Products. (PI - Pinkie E. Zwane. Co-researchers;- Mike T. Masarirambi, Justice M. Thwala)
  24. Screening Finger Millet Varieties for Adaptation to Drought Prone Ecological Regions of Eastern Kenya as a Strategy to Combat Food Insecurity and Climate Change (PI - Solomon I. Shibairo, Co-researchers;- Rosemary Emongor, Chrispus, A. Oduori, Jane Ambuko University of Nairobi, Richard Onwonga)