Scholarly Research

   Conducting research to improve food and nutritional security of small landholders—and sharing that knowledge—is an integral part of CSRL activities. These projects currently are underway.

Dorthy Masinde Co-Pl
McNight Foundation. January 2010 - December 2014

   This project seeks to promote production and utilization of grain amaranth in Uganda, to contribute to alleviation of malnutrition, food insecurity and poverty of resource poor farmers.

Robert Mazur Pl
USAID - Dry Grain Pulses CRSP. October 2009 - September 2012
   This project produces integrated information on agronomic, post-harvest, nutritional and market factors regarding bean production and consumption, and builds a strong program of academic training and engagement in application of research findings.
Mark Westgate Pl
USAID - Dry Grain Pulses CRSP. October 2010 - September 2012
   Low soil fertility of degraded soils and lack of access to inorganic fertilizer and major constraints for overcoming poverty and mal-nutrition of small landholder farm families in Sub-Saharan Africa.
Mark Westgate and Max Rothschild Co-PIs
USAID - Farmer to Farmer Niche Project. January 2010 - December 2010
   The goal of this project is to promote sustainable livelihoods of small landholder women farmers by strengthening their capacity for market-oriented farming and establishing farmer associations to share knowledge, experience, and market bases.
Mark Westgate Co-PI
USAID - Farmer to Farmer Niche Project. January 2012 - December 2012
   This project promotes sustainable livelihoods of small landholder women farmers in the Kamuli district of Uganda.

Guy Writing

Makerere faculty recording data.
Scholarly Research
Common bean varieties developed at the National Crops Resources Research Institute in Namulonge are being tested in on-farm trials

Scholarly Research
Women farmers bringing their produce to sell in the local market.