Nelson Mandela African Institute of Science and Technology awarded a $300,000 grant from RUFORUM

Khartoum, Sudan– RUFORUM today announced the award of a US$300,000 grant to Nelson Mandela African Institute of Science and Technology to support a Community Action Research Project (CARP) on livestock value chain in Tanzania. At RUFORUM, CARP grants are designed to encourage universities to develop and invest in more comprehensive and sustained action research into a particular geographical area or in a selected commodity along the full value chain.

The Nelson Mandela AIST CARP is focusing on “Testing and scaling-up application of innovative animal feeding and health management technologies for improved dairy productivity among smallholder farmers in Tanzania.” Dr. Liliane Pasape of School of Business Studies and Humanities is the Principal Investigator (PI) of the project. RUFORUM is funding five other CARP projects in Ethiopia (Wheat value chain), Uganda (2, one on cassava value chain and the other on rice-soybean value chain), Malawi (Fish value chain) and Kenya (Soil enhancement and cereal marketing).

Each of the CARP project works with communities and has strong emphasis on strengthening entrepreneurial capacities of local communities and provides opportunity for experiential learning for university students and their professors.

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