Comparing post-harvest technologies for Uganda's fresh fruits and vegetables to reduce pest.

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Comparing post-harvest technologies for Uganda's fresh fruits and vegetables to reduce pest.

This project preparation grant (PPG) will conduct a feasibility study comparing post-harvest treatment technologies in Uganda's fresh fruits and vegetables and floriculture sectors to address high pest incidence and to reduce interception levels. The feasibility study would look at the efficacy of treatment chemicals, economic viability of various treatment technologies, recommended protocols, social and environmental sustainability, and commercialization. Information gathered through the study will be used to develop fumigation protocols, especially to tackle quarantine pests such as the False Codling Moth, and to do a full cost-analysis of the chemical treatment options.

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PDF icon 90068269_ppgapplicationform_mairye.pdf807.89 KB
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Reference Number 
STDF/PPG/846
Status 
Awaiting
Project Value (US$) 
49,825
STDF Contribution (US$)  
49,825
Beneficiaries 
Uganda
Implementing Entities 
1) Mairye Estates Ltd (commercial exporting farm in Uganda)
2) the National Agricultural Research Organization (NARO).
Partners 
1) Green Storage (a biotechnology and bioengineering company based in Israel)
2) the Ministry of Agriculture Animal Industry and Fisheries (MAAIF).