Scholarly Research

These projects are currently underway for conducting research to improve food and nutritional security of small landholders, and sharing that knowledge is an integral part of CSRL activities.

Promoting production and utilization of grain amaranth for improved nutrition and health in Uganda

Dorthy Masinde Co-PI
McNight Foundation. January 2010 - December 2014

This project seeks to promote production and utilization of grain amaranth in Uganda, to contribute to alleviation of malnutrition, food insecurity and poverty of resource poor farmers.

Strengthening Value Chains for Maize and Soybeans for Ugandan Women Farmers

Mark Westgate Co-PI
USAID - Farmer to Farmer Niche Project. January 2012 - December 2012

This project promotes sustainable livelihoods of small landholder women farmers in the Kamuli district of Uganda.

Enhancing Nutritional Value and Marketability of Beans through Research and Strengthing Key Value Chain Stakeholders in Uganda and Rawanda

Robert Mazur PI
USAID - Dry Grain Pulses CRSP. October 2009 - September 2012

This project produces integrated information on agronomic, post-harvest, nutritional and market factors regarding bean production and consumption, and builds a strong program of academic training and engagement in application of research findings.

 

Enhancing biological nitrogen fixation (BNF) of leguminous crops grown on degraded soils in Uganda, Rawanda and Tanzania

Mark Westgate Pl
USAID - Dry Grain Pulses CRSP. October 2010 - September 2012

Low soil fertility of degraded soils and lack of access to inorganic fertilizer and major constraints for overcoming poverty and mal-nutrition of small landholder farm families in Sub-Saharan Africa.

 

 

 

 

Bridging the Gap:  Increasing the Competitiveness of Ugandan Women Farmers in the Marketplace

Mark Westgate and Max Rothschild Co-PIs
USAID - Farmer to Farmer Niche Project. January 2010 - December 2010

The goal of this project is to promote sustainable livelihoods of small landholder women farmers by strengthening their capacity for market-oriented farming and establishing farmer associations to share knowledge, experience, and market bases.

 

 

 

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