Production of high-quality biofertilizers

  The production of high-quality rhizobia inoculants (biofertilizers) for field application is crucial to enhance biomass production and yields of grain-legumes and also to improve soil health, resilience, and sustainable food production systems. Grain-legumes production or intercropped with non-legumes with the application of rhizobia inoculants are being conducted by the food systems labs at Bahir […]

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Women drying maize

A typical day in Rwamwanja Food System Lab is all about maize

Author: Linda Kabuzire, Finn Church Aid Food System Lab (FSL) Rwamwanja is located in Rwamwanja refugee settlement in Western Uganda. The refugee settlement hosts mainly refugees from Eastern DRC. A typical day at the FSL includes a series of activities focusing on increasing maize volumes, enhancing grain quality, and enhancing market access – a market […]

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Women of Rwamwanja refugee settlement, photo Sharon Shaba

Empowering smallholder farmers for sustainable maize production and increased incomes in Rwamwanja refugee settlement

Authors: Elias Katereiha & Erik Nyström Several smallholder farmers grow maize in Rwamwanja refugee settlement in Uganda. The product has growing markets in nearby areas. Still, due to low productivity and an absence of associative organizations or other platforms for sharing knowledge and empowering local farmers, the markets are not profitable. Several opportunities to increase […]

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