East Africa Agricultural Productivity Project - EAAPP

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The objectives of the Eastern\r\nAfrica Agricultural Productivity Project for Uganda are to: (i) enhance\r\nregional specialization in agricultural research; (ii) enhance regional collaboration\r\nin agricultural training and dissemination; and (iii) facilitate increased\r\nsharing of agricultural information, knowledge, and technology across national\r\nboundaries.

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There are four components to the\r\nproject. The first component of the project is strengthening the regional\r\ncenter of excellence. This component aims at strengthening the institutional\r\ncapacity that is needed to establish the Regional Center of Excellence (RCoE)\r\nin cassava.

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The second component of the\r\nproject is support to technology generation, training and dissemination. This\r\ncomponent will support research activities developed within the RCoE, as well\r\nas training and dissemination subprojects. The latter will have a regional\r\nfocus and use participatory strategies and mechanisms to train researchers,\r\nextensionists and farmers in the latest innovations, and to scale up\r\napplication of technologies.

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The third component of the\r\nproject is improved availability of planting material, seeds, and livestock\r\ngermplasm. This component will support multiplication of planting material,\r\nseeds and breeds, strengthen the enabling environment for regional exchange and\r\ntrade, and improve the capacity of producers and traders.

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The fourth component of the\r\nproject is project coordination and management. This component will finance\r\nmanagement and coordination at the national and regional levels. Read more..

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