Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT), Kenya

Adaptation to climate change to improve food safety and livelihoods among pastoral communities in Kenya (ADAPTiVE)

Research project Final grant amount TBA Climate change adversely affects food security and livelihoods in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA), especially among pastoralists in arid and semi-arid lands (ASAL). The dairy sector, in particular, is sensitive to climate change, ...
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Sustainable and efficient insect production for livestock feed through selective breeding (FLYgene)

Research project Interest in insect rearing for livestock feed is growing globally, including in Kenya and Uganda where the booming livestock sector has necessitated feed importation. Insect rearing offers climate-friendly bio-waste conversion as insects can thrive o ... First year report The FlyGene project involves 22 researchers in Uganda, Kenya, and Denmark. Several activities have so far been carried out in the 5 work packages (WPs). WP 1 organized stakeholder workshops (one in each target country) to raise ...
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Circular Retrofitting for Sustainable Industrialization (GeckoCIR)

Research project The Gecko project aims to provide scientific insights and an algorithm for designing and projecting high-circular eco-industrial parks in Kenya. The project investigates if and under what conditions developing countries such as Kenya may gain environ ... First year report Objectives: The GeckoCir project is well up and running. The project targets upcycling of industrial sidestreams either internally or via industrial symbiosis (where one company's waste becomes another company's resource). The p ...
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HEALTHYNSECT Insect farming for health and livelihood

Research project Insects are recognized as some of the most promising alternative food sources that can shape future sustainable food systems by providing high-quality animal protein and nutrients with lower environmental impacts than conventional livestock. Producti ... Midterm report The HEALTHYNSECT consortium was able to initiate the work in May 2020 despite the COVID19 outbreak affecting all countries and all partners involved. The project's start was postponed from April to May, 2020, and the project consort ...
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GREEiNSECT – Insects for green economy

Research project Demand for animal protein in developing countries is predicted to double by 2050 putting pressure on protein sources for food and animal feed, such as soya and fish. More sustainable protein sources are urgently needed. Entomophagy – the consumption ... Project completion report: Overall, the outputs from the project have been achieved. Of the PhD students, 5 have graduated and 2 students with delayed start have completed all research and by the end of 2018 are close to submitting. Summarizing ...
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