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Mak-UDSM-SUA-COSTECH-Private Sector Pilot Commercial-Grade Organic Fertilizer

A technician displays some of the Pelletised and Biologically Nitrogen-enhanced organic fertilizer piloted by Mak and partners during the farmers' training on 20th December 2019, MUARIK, CAES, Makerere University, Wakiso Uganda.

Makerere University in partnership with Tursam (U) Ltd., Sokoine Unversity of Agriculture (SUA) Guavay Company Ltd (Tanzania) and the Tanzania Commission for Science and Technology (COSTECH) are piloting a technology for industrial-scale production of Pelletised and Biologically Nitrogen-enhanced organic fertilizer in Uganda.

The three year project (2018-2020) titled, “Nitrogen bio-fortified and pelletised commercial grade organic fertilizer made from urban bio waste to improve soil productivity and livelihoods of smallholder farmers”, is being led by Prof. Anthony Mushandate from the University of Dar-es-salaam (UDSM) and funded by ICIPE UNDER Bio-Innate Program.

At Makerere University, the project is spearheaded by Dr. Stephen Lwasa from the Department of Agribusiness and Natural Resource Economics (DANRE) in the School of Agricultural Sciences.

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