How we are making a difference
Local communities all over Africa use plants ofthe ...
We are taking steps to address the knowledge ...
Unknown to many, some African nightshades, including Solanum ...
Seed systems are an important aspect of improving ...
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Afri-Sol brings together a multidisciplinary team of stakeholders with the goal of unlocking the potential of African solanaceous species biodiversity for the improvement of nutrition, health and income.
We share stories from communities that we have engaged with, real experiences working with farming communities and document benefits from our interventions both at local and national level. Our interventions directly respond to the Sustainable Development (SDG) Goal 2: End hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture.
We started off the year with field work in which two disease categories were identified. Below...
Mrs Ssekitoleko visits the African Indigenous Vegetable project at Uganda Christian University. She credits the ongoing...
It is most important to recognize the importance of community input before deciding what project or...
A Solar drying tunnel has been constructed at Uganda Christian University. This is to be used...
They have taught us good practices of handling and packaging vegetables for markets. We keep our vegetables clean and free from pesticide
Farmer - Namulonge Horticulture
The project has been beneficial in creating awareness on the nutritional value of African indigenous vegetables. The partners are champions for indigenous vegetables, research which is now highly appreciated. The project has provided business opportunity for youth and women boosting their livelihood.
Dr. John Jagwe
Managing Partner, Farmgain Africa
Previously we were a small community saving group before the project introduced us to African indigenous vegetable farming.Through the training they offered us, we began growing indigenous vegetables like Nakati which has improved our income. Some of the women in this group have saved money and educated their children. We no longer heavily depend on
Mbale United Farmers.
Before we were introduced to the charcoal cooler, we used to harvest our vegetables late in the night or early morning, place them under a big tree and sprinkle water on them to avoid losses and ensure that they were fresh for market delivery.When we were introduced to the charcoal cooler, we were able to
Butiki-Kyekidde Irrigation farmers, Jinja.
“The PAEPARD research has provided a profound sense of awareness on use and consumption of indigenous vegetables in Uganda.
Rev. Canon Dr. John Musisi Senyonyi
Vice Chancellor, Uganda Christian University
I thank all the partners we have worked with on this project. This has been one of the best projects we have worked on. I am so happy and grateful that we have been able to communicate. A special note of appreciation to the farmers communities in Jinja, Wakiso and Mbale. I have seen them
Dr. Apollo Kashera
Executive Director, Chain Uganda
The innovations and technologies developed under this project are scalable under the South-South cooperation allowing for knowledge and technology transfer; and adoption to other regions in the continent thus improving nutrition and livelihood of Africa’s population. A success we attribute to our strong European and African partnerships. A special note of appreciation to our partners
Dr. Yemi Akinbamijo
FARA Executive Director
We have been taught about nutrition and consumption of vegetables. Our Children have learnt how to consume vegetables and we have been taught new ways of planting vegetables. Our earnings have increased from UGX200 to UGX1000 per vegetable batch. Am confident because of the capacity training programs. I feel empowered as woman to cultivate vegetables and
Butiki-Kyekidde Irrigation farmers, Jinja