Uganda Christian University (UCU) and partners; Natural Resources Institute (NRI)- University of Greenwich, CHAIN Uganda and FARMGAIN, coordinated by AFRISOL and in partnership with RUFORUM  jointly implemented a PAEPARD supported project entitled “Enhancing nutrition security and incomes through adding value to African indigenous vegetables (AIV) in eastern and central Uganda.”

Specifically the project aims to bring about the following:

  1. Better knowledge of indigenous vegetable varieties with prolonged shelf life.
  2. Increased knowledge about technologies and processes for prolonging shelf life of indigenous vegetables.
  3. Better understanding of efficient delivery pathways for value added indigenous vegetables to end-markets.
  4. Information sharing mechanisms on utilization of indigenous vegetables