Innovative products help reduce post-harvest losses in fruit and vegetable production in Uganda

Perishability plays an important role in the commercialization of fruits and vegetables in Sub-Saharan Africa, posing risks to all involved. To address this challenge, researchers at Makarere University, Uganda, together with farmer groups, developed a range of innovative products that help reduce losses and generate additional income for small-scale actors.

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RELOAD researchers at the European Parliament in Brussels

Smallholder dairy and pastoralism in East Africa was the focus of a closed session at the European Parliament in November 7th, 2017, to which RELOAD researchers Brigitte Kaufmann, Margareta Lelea (German Institute for Tropical and Subtropical Agriculture (DITSL)) and Raphael Arasio (University of Nairobi) were invited as speakers.

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Manifold scientific contributions of RELOAD research network at Tropentag Conference 2017

Under the conference theme “Future Agriculture: Social-ecological transitions and bio-cultural shifts”, RELOAD members shared their research results with the scientific community at the Tropentag conference, which took place from 20-22 September 2017 in Bonn.

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5th annual meeting of the RELOAD research network

September 18-19th, 2017, Members of the RELOAD research network met in Witzenhausen, Germany to share and discuss research results and their implications for reducing post-harvest losses, as well as to plan activities for the project’s final phase.

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