Seyoum Leta, Bio-Innovate Program Manager
(photo credit: ILRI/Apollo Habtamu).
For instance, in Uganda, tannery and slaughter wastes are being turned into manure for crop production and clean water. Other innovations include the production of drought-resistant seed varieties that are suitable to specific agriecological areas.
- Bioscience is essential to building agricultural resilience to climate change
- The Bio-Innovate network is working with 57 East African partners
- BWaste management and seed development are key projects
It currently supports nine biosciences innovation and policy consortium projects, bringing together 57 partnering institutions from across the six countries and outside the region.